53 Inspirational Garden Quotes To Grow More Plants

1. “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb

2. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

3. “He plants trees to benefit another generation.” ― Caecilius Statius

4. “You are also far less likely to waste food when you have nurtured it from a seed into a plant.” ― Darina Allen

5. “Life begins the day you start a garden.” ― Chinese proverb

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

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

8. “Gardening adds years to your life, and life to your years.” ― Unknown

9. “Use plants to bring life.” ― Douglas Wilson

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

11. “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

12. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ― Aristotle

13. “Anyone who has time for drama is not gardening enough.” ― Anonymous

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

15. “Gardening is a work of a lifetime: you never finish.” ― Oscar de la Renta

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

17. “It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

18. “By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.” ― Rabindranath Tagore

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

20. “If you have a garden in your library, everything will be complete.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

23. “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

24. “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” ― A.A. Milne

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

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

27. “A life without dreams is like a garden without flowers.” ― Unknown

28. “A garden requires patient labor 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

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

30. “The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” ― Thomas Jefferson

31. “I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.” ― Penelope Keith

32. “Essential advice for the gardener: grow peas of mind, lettuce be thankful, squash selfishness, turnip to help thy neighbor, and always make thyme for loved ones.” ― Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

38. “Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.” ― Author Unknown

39. “Gardening is cheaper than therapy – and you get tomatoes.” ― Anonymous

40. “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

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

42. “A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” ― D. Elton Trueblood

43. “There are no happier folks than plant lovers and none more generous than those who garden.” ― Ernest Wilson

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

45. “Plan a garden for the future, but expect it to evolve and need changing, despite your well laid-out plans. Such is the temperament of Mother Nature.” ― Meredith Kirton

46. “Plant so your own heart will grow.” ― Hafiz

47. “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

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

49. “The healing of the land and the purification of the human spirit is the same process.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka

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

51. “Use plants to bring life.” ― Douglas Wilson

52. “Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.” ― Unknown

53. “Gardening is the greatest tonic and therapy a human being can have. Even if you have only a tiny piece of earth, you can create something beautiful, which we all have a great need for. If we begin by respecting plants, it’s inevitable we’ll respect people.” ― Audrey Hepburn

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