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35 Best Inspirational Garden Quotes to Nourish Your Mind

Gardens are very special place in human culture to have a unique way of touching our hearts and souls.

One of Oscar Wilde popular saying, “A flower blossoms for its own joy”. This quote tells us that we should enjoy a garden’s beauty for our personal pleasure as well as that of others. Just as a flower blooms for its own joy, we too should strive to find joy and fulfillment in our own lives.

Quotes from gardens teach us that like plants, connections with others need attention, understanding, and time to flourish into something beautiful and lasting.

Explore these best inspirational garden quotes that that remind us of the power and wonder of the natural world.


Best Inspirational Garden Quotes

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


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

“Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.” – Rudyard Kipling


“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

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.” – Alfred Austin

“Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.” – Elizabeth Murray


“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

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

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


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

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

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

“Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.” – Unknown

“A garden isn’t meant to be useful. It’s for joy.” – Rumer Godden


“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.” – May Sarton

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

“One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.” – W. E. Johns

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

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

“The best fertilizer is the gardener’s shadow.” – Unknown

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” – Rudyard Kipling

“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

“The garden is a mirror of the heart.” – Unknown

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

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” – Hanna Rion


“The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature.” – Jeff Cox

“To create a garden is to search for a better world.” – Unknown

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


“To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin


“All my hurts my garden spade can heal.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe.” – Dodinsky

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


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

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

gardening quotations

“Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.” – Russell Page

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

“Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning.” – Helen Mirren

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