Most popular garden quotes
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.
Gardening has compensations out of all proportion to its goals. It is creation in the pure sense.
Gardening in England is a hobby, about midway on the social scale between throwing darts and composing sonnets.
A modest garden...contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library.
Gardening is not a rational act.
For there is no gardening without humility, an assiduous willingness to learn, and a cheerful readiness to confess you were mistaken.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
You must remember garden catalogues are as big liars as house-agents.
A garden is a kinetic work of art, not an object but a process, open-ended, biodegradable, nurturant, like all women's artistry. A garden is the best alternative therapy.
The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God's Heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.
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.
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.
All gardening is landscape painting.
A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves. Nor must the ear be forgotten: without birds, a garden is a prison yard.
I was really nothing more than a custodian to a mystery that was beyond my comprehension. I think that's what hooks one on gardening forever. It is the closest one can come to being present at the creation.
Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
To cultivate a garden is to walk with God.
When ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection.
When you get right down to it, as sooner or later you must, gardening is a long-drawn-out war of attrition against the elements, a tripartite agreement involving the animal, insect and bird worlds, and the occasional sheer perversity of Nature.