Gardening Quotes and Sayings


There have been some really inspiring gardening quotes and sayings from over the years. We regularly share quotes such as these on our Facebook Page. Here’s a compilation of some of our favourite ones for you to enjoy. Do you have a great gardening quote that we’ve missed out on? Share it with us in the comments section below and we’ll include it.

A gardener learns more in the mistakes than the successes - Barbara Dodge Borland Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil - Lindley Karstens Gardening is an instrument of grace - May Sarton Growing your own food is like printing your own money - Ron Finley It's only the farmer who sows in spring - W.C. Forbes Rain and green beans quote - Marcalene Cox Some see a weed some see a wish garden quote We may think we are nurturing our garden - Jenny Uglow Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden. ~Robert Brault One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. ~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens Thomas Jefferson Anybody who wants to rule the world should try to rule a garden first. ~Gardening Saying “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” ― Claude Monet Life begins the day you start a garden. ~Chinese Proverb The home gardener is part scientist, part artist, part philosopher, part ploughman. ~John R. Whiting “The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” ― Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World ”One of the most important things in life is learning about the seasons, the rhythms of nature that surround us, why the environment changes, what happens when it does, and how it affects us as human beings. We need to teach our children how to listen to Mother Nature breathing, because whether we like it or not, we’re part of the ecosystem. And we need to tread lightly and respect our environment, because every time Mother Nature breathes out we breathe in. The more our children understand about our connection to the earth and its natural rhythms, the better equipped they’ll be for the future. Kids bodies are 70% water, so the moon affects their moods, just like it pulls the ocean tides. As the seasons change, temperature and humidity go up or down and the sun shines on our bodies for more or less of the day. All of these things affect us in different ways. If we can help our kids to understand why the leaves are falling, why the creatures are hibernating and why the flowers are blooming, then they’ll become more interested in their surroundings, and more conscious of the environment as a whole. Jamie Durie “…in this world of instant everything, productive gardening re-teaches one the true meaning of that old word, patience. There's no such thing as an instant cabbage" Richard Beckett To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. ~Mahatma Gandhi One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds. ~Dan Bennett I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. Alice Sebold I grow my own vegetables and herbs. I like being able to tell people that the lunch I'm serving started out as a seed in my yard. Curtis Stone If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. the next best time is now. Chinese proverb “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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