Garden Quotes for Life

Updated: Mar 3



"A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself."

– May Sarton



"Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes."

– Unknown




"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."

– Claude Monet



"Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized."

– Allan Armitage




“The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture."

– Thomas Jefferson




“When you grow your own garden, it grows you.”

– T.F. Hodge


“The spring blossoms get you out of your head and out working in the garden.”

– Marty Rubin



“A visitor to a garden sees the successes, usually. The gardener remembers mistakes and losses, some for a long time, and imagines the garden in a year, and in an unimaginable future.”

– W.S. Merwin




“One must also have faith to grow flowers...”

Stella Walthal Patterson




“At the bottom of freshly dug holes, I bury my problems alongside the waxen seeds.”

Kelseyleigh Reber




“Garden as though you will live forever.”

Thomas Moore



“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

– Marcus Tullius Cicero




“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



“My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.”

– Andrew Weil



“How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.”

Alexander Smith











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