Gardening Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Gardening Quotes from famous authors such as Alfred Austin, Billy Williams, Amanda Shires, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Hodgkinson. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
Alfred Austin
I enjoy painting, cutting the lawn and working in the garden when I have time. That’s therapy for me. I enjoy working with my hands.
Billy Williams
When I’m outside gardening, it can be so inspiring. I think of words and melodies. It’s peaceful. Every singer-songwriter should find something outside of music that makes them as happy as gardening makes me.
Amanda Shires
It’s true that I have a wide range of interests. I like to write and paint and make music and go walking on my own and garden. In fact, gardening is probably what I enjoy doing more than anything else.
Viggo Mortensen
I could happily lean on a gate all the livelong day, chatting to passers-by about the wind and the rain. I do a lot of gate-leaning while I am supposed to be gardening; instead of hoeing, I lean on the gate, stare at the vegetable beds and ponder.
Tom Hodgkinson
Gardening does so much for your brain. You’re learning how a process works, and how important it is to do everything right so that you can eventually enjoy a tomato three months later. I’ve always been patient, but gardening really helps you with that.
Marc Gasol
I like gardening.
Sophie Okonedo
The biggest obstacle to good gardening is the desire to know the answers and not the questions.
Monty Don
I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don’t like to get my knees dirty. I don’t have a garden.
Nick Cave
Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they’re tender. They have to be persistent.
Ralph Fiennes
I’d love to take up organic vegetable gardening, do anything that involves learning.
Sudha Kongara
It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
James Douglas
There’s something about beautiful moments in sports that alters our experience of time. And I’d say the same thing about poetry and gardening. Gardening slows me down. I want to stop and observe everything.
Ross Gay
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
You have to put your partner and family at the top of the list and there must be downtime – time for gardening, cooking time, book reading time.
Shirley Ballas
I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
Luis Barragan
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
Gertrude Jekyll
A weed is but an unloved flower.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
Michael Pollan
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
B. C. Forbes
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
George Eliot
Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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
Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history.
David Chang
The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London.
Jeremy Northam
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Francis Bacon
How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
Alexander Smith
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
A. A. Milne
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Rabindranath Tagore
The profession I have keeps dragging me into drama and taking me away from baking, flowering and gardening.
Lykke Li
Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.
Daniel Webster
If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
Bill Watterson
I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.
Barbra Streisand
Garden as though you will live forever.
William Kent
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
William Cowper
If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
Bill Watterson
It’s my observation that gardeners and gardening for a very long time have had to take a back seat. Architects are very famous; they’ve got huge projects. What goes on in and around them has been relegated to a very minor role.
Robert Irwin
One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one’s horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?
Francis Cabot Lowell
Gardening is a working meditation for me. It helps me remember process, and it helps me remember patience.
Lizz Wright
My partner loves gardening and beekeeping and chickens and all that stuff.
Jillian Michaels
Gardening is easy. Stick it in the ground the right way up and most plants will grow perfectly well.
Monty Don
I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.
Dorothy Malone
Besides gardening, I love to sketch and to sing.
Everyone wants instant everything, and they want instant success, but I always think you should treat things in the arts like a garden, and let them grow.
Penelope Keith
I’m mad about gardening. I have an allotment on the other side of Hampstead Heath, and I keep three hens in my garden.
Deborah Moggach
I’ve come to recognize what I call my ‘inside interests.’ Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer.
Jane Pauley
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Carolus Linnaeus
There is a direct correlation between gardening and mental health, not just to maintain good mental health but to repair it as well – that’s anything in the gamut from depression to serious brain damage, schizophrenia or autism.
Monty Don
I keep myself busy, I read a lot, watch a lot of TV, and do a lot of gardening. I do stupid stuff and I love it.
Akshaye Khanna
Gardening is not a rational act.
Margaret Atwood
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
We know that gardening is good for you. It is fantastic, all-round exercise. That is easy to see and evaluate. It inculcates high levels of well-being. That is undeniable and needs little measurement.
Monty Don
Cell culture is a little like gardening. You sit and you look at cells, and then you see something and say, ‘You know, that doesn’t look right’.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.
Juliet Mills
I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.
Alice Sebold
A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.
I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
Walt Disney
Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers.
Hillary Clinton
My parents were/are straight-edge hippies. Mom roamed around gardening so we would have fresh food, and Dad was on wood-chopping duty to heat our passive solar home that they figured out how to design and build together. I was the kid with green peppers in my lunch, and I liked them!
Tara Stiles
At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering.
Jennifer Saunders
Rock ‘n’ Roll, no roses or gardening.
Tina Charles
I find I am growing fonder of gardening, listening to music and reading.
Sharmila Tagore
Clarity is the most important thing. I can compare clarity to pruning in gardening. You know, you need to be clear. If you are not clear, nothing is going to happen. You have to be clear. Then you have to be confident about your vision. And after that, you just have to put a lot of work in.
Diane von Furstenberg
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
Doug Larson
The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.
Stephen Gardiner
Gardening and my culinary skills keep me busy.
Sowcar Janaki
I’m not a gardener. I don’t have the consistency for gardening, and I have barely enough for an orchard. I don’t embarrass myself. You have to be there tending and weeding. With orchards, you can go through negligent periods and recover.
Bill Pullman
I like the physical activity of gardening. It’s kind of thrilling. I do a lot of weeding.
John Hurt
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
George Bernard Shaw
In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world, the more justice, the more sense is created.
Andrew Weil
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well I do find the beauty in animals. I find beauty everywhere. I find beauty in my garden.
Doris Day
I just think that gardening is about the future, a slow thing, that is deep and spiritual as well as spiritually rewarding.
Monty Don
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
Thomas Jefferson
I’ve got really into gardening.
Joe Lycett
I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing… getting back to reality.
Adam Ant
As I grew steadily more comfortable in the kitchen, I found that, much like gardening, most cooking manages to be agreeably absorbing without being too demanding intellectually. It leaves plenty of mental space for daydreaming and reflection.
Michael Pollan
I’m really into gardening.
Brea Grant
I’m huge on spring and summer gardening. I’m really proud of my perennial beds. That’s a passion of mine.
Steve Zahn
My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year.
Emanuel Steward
I love gardening, and I love cooking. I love things like that. I love creating things.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
To dwell is to garden.
Martin Heidegger
I spend as much time as I can in my garden, and if I’m not writing songs or gardening, I’m painting.
Chris Rea
When I go into the garden, I forget everything. It’s uncomplicated in my world of gardening. It’s trial and error, really. If something doesn’t work, it comes out, and you start all over again.
Emilia Fox
A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
I don’t think about being the Colin Firth of the gardening world. I live a very insular world based around my family and my home, and to them I’m not the Colin Firth of anything.
Monty Don
Mid-afternoon, I’ll go out and do the household errands, come home, do my gardening, go for an evening walk.
Diana Gabaldon
You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.
Bootsy Collins
A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.
Gertrude Stein
I think in the same way when I’m cooking, when I’m gardening, when I’m choosing fabrics. It’s a way of living.
Dries van Noten
We know that gardening is good for you. It is fantastic, all-round exercise.
Monty Don
He plants trees to benefit another generation.
Caecilius Statius
I love planting. I love digging holes, putting plants in, tapping them in. And I love weeding, but I don’t like tidying up the garden afterwards.
Jamaica Kincaid
Gardening is not my thing. You’re digging in the dirt, and then a couple of months later, something happens.
Jillian Michaels
I really cherish my time at home. As you know, I love my husband so much, but he’s always doing everything for me out here to keep me rolling forward. But I don’t get to do near enough for him. So when I’m at home, I like to cook for him and do some gardening – all that wife-y kinda stuff, you know?
Beth Hart
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
William Wordsworth
A generation before, it had been sagebrush and coyotes; a generation later, it was a burgeoning movie town. But for that brief idyllic time in 1910, Hollywood looked like the perfect place for a successful writer to settle down, build his dream house, and maybe do some gardening.
Kage Baker
I like to keep fit, and when not gardening or singing solo or in a choir, I cycle, play tennis, swim, dance, and practise yoga.
Jane Hawking
The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
Luther Burbank
As an athlete, if you train your body but don’t fuel it the right way, that doesn’t make much sense. Adopting a plant-based diet with the right amount of proteins that came from the right places was the way to go. I also just love gardening.
Marc Gasol
Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake
I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden.
Hayley Mills
There’s something about taking a plow and breaking new ground. It gives you energy.
Ken Kesey
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Joseph Addison
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
William Cowper
Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!
Sitting Bull
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
Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France – that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven?
Alfred de Vigny
People are increasingly realising that what they eat is important. You can’t put junk food in your body and be healthy. All sorts of problems can develop, like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, strokes. Gardening not only helps with exercise and mental health, but it can improve diet as well.
Monty Don
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
Rabindranath Tagore
All gardening is landscape painting.
William Kent
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling
I love decorating my home. I’m a gardener too, so that’s usually something I have to play catch up with.
Suzy Bogguss
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood
Gardening is one of my enduring, favourite, and most rewarding pastimes.
Jane Hawking
My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden.
Eric Morecambe
I don’t hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening.
Steven Cojocaru
I think that’s my strength, that I am an amateur gardener who loves gardening. I’ve read about it, I’ve written about it, I’ve done it all my life but at heart, I’m just a passionate amateur gardener.
Monty Don
Gardening is seen as a pastime that is almost like belonging to the Church of England – a sign of maturity and wisdom and right thinking.
Monty Don
I find myself listening to Talk Talk on repeat while I’m doing gardening in upstate New York. Their music is so languid, and I just love his voice.
Parker Posey
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
D. H. Lawrence
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
Sigmund Freud
The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
Michael Pollan
In many ways, theatre is more rewarding for a writer. I used to think it was like painting a wall – that when the play is finished, it’s done – but now I realise it’s more like gardening; you plant the thing, then you have to constantly tend it. You’re part of a thing that’s living.
Lee Hall
No one will understand a Japanese garden until you’ve walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there’s no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience.
J. Carter Brown
If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.
John Harrison
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.
When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.
All those who run away to ashrams, thinking they are doing something great are just performing daily chores there – cooking, gardening etc. After all, the place has to be run.
Tanushree Dutta