60+ Garden Quotes To Nurture Your Green Thumb

Sometimes gardening can be frustrating! There are so many variables that can affect your garden it’s sometimes difficult to see the “bright side” when everything goes wrong.

But, a lesson is learned with every failure and we gardeners continue growing and moving forward. When you think all hope is lost, take a step back, re-motivate yourself with these gardening quotes, and get back to doing what you love!

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.’ — Thomas Jefferson

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn

“What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” — Abraham Lincoln

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” — Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Your mind is the garden, your thoughts are the seeds. The harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” — William Wordsworth

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” — Vincent Van Gogh

“Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” — Henri Matisse

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” — Gertrude Jekyll

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

“I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on Earth.” — Doug Green

“We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it&rsquos our garden that is really nurturing us.” — Jenny Uglow

“Gardening is an instrument of grace.” — May Sarton

“A dried plant is nothing but a sign to plant a new one.” — Priyansh Shah

“A man doesn&rsquot plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.” — Alexander Smith

“Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.” — Robert Brault

“In every garden there is a child who believes in the seed fairy.” — Robert Brault

“I like gardening — it&rsquos a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” — Alice Sebold

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” — A. A. Milne (Eeyore)

“Gardening is the work of a lifetime: you never finish.” — Oscar De La Renta

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” — Lady Bird Johnson

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“A good garden may have some weeds” — Thomas Fuller

“Gardens are not made by singing &lsquoOh, how beautiful.&rsquo And sitting in the shade” — Rudyard Kipling

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

“In search of my mother&rsquos garden, I found my own” — Alice Walker

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

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” — Margaret Atwood

“Use plants to bring life” — Douglas Wilson

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

“Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too” — William Cowper

“Weather means more when you have a garden. There&rsquos nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.” — Marcelene Cox

“There&rsquos something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy.” — Ken Kesey

“What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.” — Charles Dudley Warner

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

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

“All gardening is landscape painting.” – William Kent

“Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they&rsquore tender. They have to be persistent.” — Ralph Fiennes

“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

“How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.” — Alexander Smith

“If your knees aren&rsquot green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.” — Bill Watterson

“My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn&rsquot take it out of my garden.” — Eric Morecambe

“Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That&rsquos the fun of them. You&rsquore always learning.” — Helen Mirren

“I&rsquove always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend.” — C. Z. Guest

“Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.” — Lou Erickson

“Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.” — Unknown

“There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.” — Mirabel Osler

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

“Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.” — Lindley Karstens

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” — Rumi

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

“The fabric of a garden is determined as much by its textures as by its tonal range and architectural flair.” — John Burnside

“There is no real need for decorations when throwing a barbecue party — let the summer garden, in all its vibrant and luscious splendour, speak for itself.” — Pippa Middleton

“When I go into the garden, I forget everything. It&rsquos uncomplicated in my world of gardening. It&rsquos trial and error, really. If something doesn&rsquot work, it comes out, and you start all over again.” — Emilia Fox

Author Bio

Kevin is an avid gardener who loves reading related gardening and home improvement articles as well as writing them himself. Working for Grabco, he gets to witness loads of projects that home owners embark on and the resulting transformations. The industry he works in allows him to constantly obtain fresh ideas and current trends which he enjoys writing about and sharing with other like-minded readers.

If you’ve got a favorite gardening quote that you don’t see on here, comment below so I can add it to the collection!

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