Gardening Wisdom: 30 Great Quotes and Proverbs


hand holding seedling with text overlay quote "in the spring at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." margaret atwood

by Erin Marissa Russell

If you’re looking for a roundup of the best gardening quotes and proverbs, look no further. Sometimes a great quote is just what you’re looking for to inscribe in a book that will be a gift or to write in a letter or greeting card. We’ve sifted through the heap of quotations available online and selected the best to present to you here.

  • “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ” Margaret Atwood
  • “Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. ” Alfred Austin
  • “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
  • “I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. ” Robert Bridges
rainbow carrots with text overlay quote "i know that if odour were visible, as colour is, i'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds." robert bridges
  • “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” Luther Burbank
  • “The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.” W.H. Davies
  • “I always see gardening as escape, as peace really. If you are angry or troubled, nothing provides the same solace as nurturing the soil.” Monty Don
  • “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. ” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “My extravagance is my garden – it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.” Ina Garten
  • “The garden is the poor man’s apothecary.” German Proverb
  • “Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.” Zora Neale Hurston 
zinnias with text overlay quote "flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." luther burbank
  • “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
  • “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson
  • “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. ” Rudyard Kipling
  • “The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens. ” Lillie Langtry
  • “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln
  • “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ” A. A. Milne
  • “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. “ Claude Monet
woman smiling and another person planing with text overlay quote "the more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him." w.h. davies
  • “Garden as though you will live forever. ” Thomas Moore
  • “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. ” Pablo Neruda
  • “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
  • “A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.” Michael Pollan
  • “Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” Theodore Roethke
flowers in the garden with text overlay quote "deep in their roots, all flower keep the light." theodore roethke
  • “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 
  • “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” Zen Shin
  • “All gardening is landscape painting.” Rebecca Solnit
  • “By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  • “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
  • “When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.” Horace Walpole
  • “Gardening is akin to writing stories. No experience could have taught me more about grief or flowers, about achieving survival by going, your fingers in the ground, the limit of physical exhaustion.” Eudora Welty

Whether you were looking for some quotes to mull over in your own mind or one to give to someone else, you’re sure to have found exactly what you’re looking for here.

Find Even More Gardening Quotes

https://www.backyardboss.net/171-inspirational-gardening-quotes-and-sayings/

https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/gardening-quotes

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/gardening

https://growingfamily.co.uk/garden-tips/60-inspirational-gardening-quotes-garden-sayings/

https://www.treehugger.com/inspirational-gardening-quotes-4868813

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