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80 Inspirational Garden Quotes For A Flourishing Life

80 Inspirational Garden Quotes For A Flourishing Life

Let’s read an inspiring collection of garden quotes that will remind us of the wisdom, beauty, and life lessons found in the petals and greenery of a garden! 

Top 10 Garden Quotes

1. “Going out to the garden is to go on a holiday; when you travel amongst the flowers, your body touches heaven and your mind tastes the secrets of ataraxia!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

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2. “To dream a garden and then to plant it is an act of independence and even defiance to the greater world.” ― Stanley Crawford

3. “It’s incredible to reflect on how much knowledge and growth power is contained in seeds.” ― Charles Dowding

4. “To plant a garden is to dream of tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn

5. “By bringing a soulful consciousness to gardening sacred space can be created outdoors.” ― S. Kelley Harrell

6. “I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.” — Phyllis Theroux

7. “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies, but never grows to the enduring happiness that the love of gardening gives.” — Gertrude Jekyll

8. “Watching something grow is good for morale. It helps us believe in life.” — Myron Kaufmann

9. “It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.” ― Kate Morton

10. Away from those who brought you hurt your soiled feet find love in dirt. So from your crown, down to your toes your heart heals as your garden grows.” ― Florence Virginia Stephenson

Lovely Quotes About Gardens

1. “In his garden, every man may be his own artist without apology or explanation.” — Louise Beebe Wilder

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2. “The garden reconciles human art and wild nature, hard work and deep pleasure, spiritual practice, and the material world. It is a magical place because it is not divided.” — Thomas Moore

3. “There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” — Elizabeth Lawrence

4. “Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It’s an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.” — Karel Capek

5. “Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.” — Allan Armitage

6. “If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. ‘Green fingers’ are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.” — Russell Page

7. “To potter with green growing things, watching each day to see the dear, new sprouts come up, is like taking a hand in creation… Just now my garden is like faith — the substance of things hoped for.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

8. “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” — Douglas Adams

9. “There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling as gathering vegetables one has grown.” — Alice B. Toklas

10. “I like gardening. It’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” — Alice Sebold

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Inspirational Garden Quotes

1. “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” — Alfred Austin

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2. “I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.” — David Hobson

3. “I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” — Ruth Stout

4. “There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.” — Alfred Austin

5. “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” — May Sarton

6. “God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.” – Francis Bacon

7. “Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.” — May Sarton

8. “In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms.” — Truman Capote

9. “The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. ” — George Bernard Shaw

10. “The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” — Michael Pollan

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Wise Gardening Quotes

1. “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” — Abraham Lincoln

2. “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” — Liberty Hyde Bailey

3. “A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.” — Liberty Hyde Bailey

4. “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” — Greek proverb

5. “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

6. “If a tree dies, plant another in its place.” — Carl Linnaeus

7. “It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.” — B.C. Forbes

8. “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” — Mahatma Gandhi

9. “The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.” ― Vera Nazarian

10. “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” — Gertrude Jekyll

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Motivational Quotes About Gardening

1. “If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.” — Robert Brault

2. “A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world.” — Wendell Berry

3. “No single sort of garden suits everyone. Shut your eyes and dream of the garden you’d most love then open your eyes and start planting. Loved gardens flourish, boring ones are hard work.” — Jackie French

4. “Plant to breathe. Plant to cool down the earth. Plant to heal yourself, physically and mentally. Plant to regain balance. Plant to live.” ― Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi

5. “The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.” — Gertrude Jekyll

6. “We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.” — Voltaire

7. “Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.” — Oscar de la Rentawn

8. “Gardening is full of mistakes, almost all of them pleasant and some of them actually instructive.” — Henry Mitchell

9. “The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.” — Michael Pollan

10. “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” — Minnie Aumonier

Short Garden Quotes

1. “In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy.” — Robert Brault

2. “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” — Janet Kilburn Phillips

3. “The garden year has no beginning and no end.” — Elizabeth Lawrence

4. “A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.” — May Sarton

5. “Hope is one of the essential tools of a farmer or gardener.” — Amy Stewart

6. “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” — Claude Monet

7. “Garden as though you will live forever.” — William Kent

8. “The hum of bess is the voice of the garden.” — Elizabeth Lawrence

9. “Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than emperors.” — Mary Cantwell

10. “Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else?” — Betsy Cañas Garmon

Beautiful Quotes About Flowers

1. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” — George Eliot

2. “Anyone can buy a flower, but it takes more to grow one and let its beauty live on.” ― Jessica Marie Baumgartner

3. “Gardens in Spring with flowers abound, their scent interwoven in the wind.” ― Meeta Ahluwalia

4. “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.” — Luther Burbank

5. “No air smells sweeter than when supplied by flowers grown with your own two hands.” ― Jessica Marie Baumgartner

6. “Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.” — Albert Lighton

7. “Infinite possibilities stared at my as I began dreaming about April showers and May flowers.” ― Matt Puchalski

8. “Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

9. “Flowers are the music of the ground from earth’s lips spoken without sound.” — Edwin Curran

10. “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.” — Sigmund Freud

See also: 130 Beautiful Short Flower Quotes To Add Colors To Your Day

Funny Gardening Quotes

1. “If you are not killing plants, you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener.” — J.C. Raulston

2. “Gardening is cheaper than therapy. Until your spouse adds up the receipts.” — Empress of Dirt

3. “A weed is a plant that has mastered every skill except for learning how to grow in rows.” — Doug Larson

4. “An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life.” — Cora Lea Bell

5. “Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.” — Jean Jacques Rousseau

6. “God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.” — Unknown

7. “Don’t wear perfume in the garden unless you want to be pollinated by bees.” — Anne Raver

8. “All gardeners know better than other gardeners.” — Chinese proverb

9. “You know you’re a gardener when you’re happy to devote three months of your life growing tomatoes to save $1.27.” — Unknown

10. “The philosopher who said that work well done never needs doing over never weeded a garden.” — Ray Everson

Bottom Line

I collected these garden quotes from various online sources and I hope they reminded you that there’s always a place to find inspiration — perhaps, just outside your door in a garden of your own making!

80 Inspirational Garden Quotes For A Flourishing Life