Gardens Quotes

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.
– Dorothy Frances Gurney

A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it.
– Charles Lamb

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
– Marcel Proust

Take thy plastic spade, It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants, They are thy colours.
– William Mason

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
– Robert Bridges

I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.
– John Erskine

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
– Mohandas K. Gandhi

Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.
– Orson Scott Card

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
– Margaret Atwood

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.
– Thomas Fuller

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
– James Russell Lowell

I was determined to know beans.
– Henry David Thoreau

A flower is an educated weed.
– Luther Burbank

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
– Alfred Austin

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.
– Mirabel Osler

Just because you’ve only got houseplants doesn’t mean you don’t have the gardening spirit – I look upon myself as an indoor gardener.
– Sara Moss

Our England is a garden,and such gardens are not made By singing: – “Oh, how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade.
– Rudyard Kipling

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church, I keep it staying at Home With a bobolink for a Chorister, And an Orchard, for a Dome.
– Emily Dickinson

It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not.
– W.C. Sellar

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view.
– H. Fred Ale