Ten Gardening Quotes For Nature Lovers
Yesterday I found myself with planters scattered around my feet, dirt covering my hands and nails, the sun shining on my back and I couldn’t have been happier. If you’re a fellow nature lover, you know there’s nothing more invigorating than being at one with nature while gardening.
Whether gardening as a hobby or for landscaping purposes, toiling in the flowers and dirt allows me to work through my thoughts and emotions. Gardening allows me to be angry, disappointed, happy, sad, or confused, all while not feeling judged. The plants and flowers welcome me back no matter what state I was in the day before.
I’ve compiled ten of my favorite gardening quotes (listed in no particular order) from several different time periods. The quotes come from a variety of sources: authors, horticulturists, poets, philosophers, and a cartoonist. I hope you enjoy them. Feel free to pin to your Gardening or Quotes board on Pinterest.
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
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.
— Janet Kilburn Phillips
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.
— Alfred Austin
A weed is but an unloved flower.
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.
A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.
I like gardening— it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.
The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.
A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul.
Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.
― Steve Maraboli