Gardening Quotes

35 Gardening Quotes and Sayings

Growing up, my cousins and I assisted my mother in taking care of her flowers. Over the years, new gardening technology has sprouted in urban areas. And with the pandemic, we can see more online content on raising indoor plants, vegetables, and herbs. Nevertheless, the joy of gardening has not faded and has even evolved. That's why we prepared the gardening quotes below that perfectly summarize the pleasure and benefits of raising plants, whether, for food, beauty or pleasure. 

Aside from food, shade, and shelter, plants have a tremendous effect on our health. In 2016, an analysis of studies related to gardening showed different health outcomes1, such as a reduction in depression, anxiety, and body mass index. It also reported increased quality of life, life satisfaction, and a sense of community.

Continue reading our Garden quotes and discover more about this fulfilling hobby.

Best Gardening Quotes

During 2020, when we suddenly had too much time on our hands, many drove to gardening centers with lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. In 2021, the National Gardening Association found that 18.3 million Americans started their gardening hobby. 

On the other hand, experienced gardeners increased their gardening activities by 42%. This hobby has had a steady increase in number for years, but the pandemic brought exponential growth. As a result, more people are enjoying their part of nature in their backyard. 

When will you start? Read our gardening quotes below to begin your journey. 

You might also like our selection of plant quotes, flower quotes, and nature quotes to further inspire your pursuit of growing your own garden. 

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." -Gertrude Jekyll #trvst #quotes #gogreen #socialchange #quotes #love #gardening
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"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."

- Gertrude Jekyll

"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway." -Michael Pollan #trvst #quotes #socialchange #ecoconscious #quotes #nature #gardening #garden
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"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway."

- Michael Pollan

"If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. ‘Green fingers' are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart." -Russell Page #trvst #quotes #socialchange #beinspired #gardening #quotes
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"If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. ‘Green fingers' are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart."

- Russell Page

"He plants trees to benefit another generation." -Caecilius Statius #trvst #quotes #dogood #beinspired #quotes #plants #gardening #trees
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"He plants trees to benefit another generation."

- Caecilius Statius

"You are the creator of your own garden. Plant kindness and compassion. Water with love and gratitude. And you will enjoy beauty all the days of your life." -Julie Parker #trvst #quotes #gogreen #takeaction #quotes #beauty #gardening #love #gratitude
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"You are the creator of your own garden. Plant kindness and compassion. Water with love and gratitude. And you will enjoy beauty all the days of your life."

- Julie Parker

Quotes About Gardening And How It Benefits Us And The Planet

Aside from reducing your carbon footprint, gardens have other benefits to the environment. First, we reduce the waste at landfills by turning food scraps and other organic materials into nutrient-rich compost, which plants love. 

Second, by filling our yards with native plants, we support the declining population of pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. If you want to learn more, here is a quick read about creating a bee-friendly garden.

Discover more benefits of this hobby after reading the following gardening quotes below.

"The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world." -Michael Pollan #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #gogreen #quotes #plant #gardening #sun #planet
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"The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world."

- Michael Pollan

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." -Marcus Tullius Cicero #trvst #quotes #takeaction #impact #quotes #garden #gardening
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"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." -Greek proverb #trvst #quotes #takeaction #socialchange #quotes #trees #gardening #plant
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"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

- Greek proverb

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." -Luther Burbank #trvst #quotes #socialchange #socialimpact #quotes #food #gardening #people
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"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."

- Luther Burbank

"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 #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #ecoconscious #quotes #sun #gardening #garden #nature
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"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 garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." -Gertrude Jekyll #trvst #quotes #dogood #socialimpact #quotes #garden #gardening
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"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

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." -Francis Bacon #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #quotes #human #gardening #garden
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"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures."

- Francis Bacon

Meaningful Gardening Quotes About Life

Aside from connecting with nature, we can also connect with people through gardening. Like any activity, we share frustrations and discoveries, fails and wins with others with the same interest. 

In today's digital age, it's easier to find groups, classes, and events about gardening. In addition, community gardens are also a great avenue to meet. 

Gardening brings more than food and health benefits. It can also fulfill our need for belonging. Look through our gardening quotes below to find a deeper meaning of gardening.

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get." -H. Jackson Brown, Jr #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #takeaction #gardening #flower #quotes
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"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr

"A garden requires patient labor attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them." -Liberty Hyde Bailey #trvst #quotes #beinspired #thinkgreen #quotes #garden #gardening
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"A garden requires patient labor attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."

- Liberty Hyde Bailey

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come." -Chinese proverb #trvst #quotes #bethechange #thinkgreen #quotes #tree #gardening #bird
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"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."

- Chinese proverb

"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 #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #takeaction #quotes #trees #gardening #human #life
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"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

"He who plants a garden, plants happiness." -Chinese proverb. #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #takeaction #gardening #plants #quotes #garden #happiness
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"He who plants a garden, plants happiness."

- Chinese proverb.

Noteworthy Gardening Quotes From Personalities

With innovations and the increasing urban space, gardening has evolved and adapted. The most recognized practice is urban composting and gardening, which has branched out to many techniques. 

For example, in New York, 730 buildings have green roofs, which absorb heavy rains and add an extra layer of insulation. In Düsseldorf, Germany, architects covered the Kö-Bogen II office building with 5 miles of Hornbeam hedges. Finally, utilizing the latest hydroponic systems and LED technology, Zero Carbon Farms have a growing underground space over 100 feet below London that supplies the locals.

These are all impressive large-scale technologies. But with one click on the internet, you can also find tiny inventions like a plant sensor that can help you tell when its watering time.

Read our next set of gardening quotes now before researching hi-tech gardening tools.

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are." -Alfred Austin #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #socialchange #quotes #garden #gardening
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"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are."

- Alfred Austin

"Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized." -Allan Armitage #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #socialchange #quotes #hopes #gardening
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"Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized."

- Allan Armitage

"I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess." -Walt Disney #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange #gardening #nature #quotes #wilderness #wild
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"I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess."

- Walt Disney

"I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society." -Andrew Weil #trvst #quotes #gogreen #dogood #gardening #garden #quotes
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"I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society."

- Andrew Weil

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." -Oscar Wilde #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #dogood #gardening #flowers #quotes #garden #life
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"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."

- Oscar Wilde

"It was such a pleasure to sink one's hands into the warm earth, to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season." -Kate Morton #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #planetearthfirst #gardening #earth #quotes
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"It was such a pleasure to sink one's hands into the warm earth, to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season."

- Kate Morton

"A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee." -Letitia Elizabeth Landon #trvst #quotes #dogood #ecoconscious #quotes #rose #gardening
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"A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee."

- Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees." -George Eliot #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #thinkgreen #gardening #plant #quotes #roses #trees
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"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees."

- George Eliot

"I’ve always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend." -C. Z. Guest #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #collectiveaction #quotes #garden #gardening
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"I’ve always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend."

- C. Z. Guest

Perfect Gardening Captions To Post On Social Media

Your social media feed is full of healthy plants, and you go to the store to buy one. One week later, it died. After numerous attempts, you concluded you don’t have a green thumb. 

I have good news for you if you are in the same situation - no genetic predisposition or magic is involved in keeping plants happy. A green thumb is only a myth! The problem lies with preparation and the plant you bought itself. Houseplants in shops face a lot of stress, lack the nutrition they need, or may have diseases. If you want to grow your first garden, it's best to befriend experts and ask for guidance.

Flaunt your blossoming plants on your socials with the following gardening quotes below.

"Garden as though you will live forever." -William Kent #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #bethechange #gardening #quotes
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"Garden as though you will live forever."

- William Kent

"If a tree dies, plant another in its place." -Carolus Linnaeus #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #takeaction #gardening #plant #quotes #tree
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"If a tree dies, plant another in its place."

- Carolus Linnaeus

"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments." -Janet Kilburn Phillips #trvst #quotes #beinspired #gogreen #gardening #quotes
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"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."

- Janet Kilburn Phillips

"A garden is a silent, loyal friend and a great listener." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialimpact #quotes #silent #gardening #garden
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"A garden is a silent, loyal friend and a great listener."

- Unknown

"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming." -Pablo Neruda #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #beinspired #quotes #flowers #gardening
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"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming."

- Pablo Neruda

"All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -Chinese proverb #trvst #quotes #bethechange #impact #quotes #gardening
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"All gardeners know better than other gardeners."

- Chinese proverb

"What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?" -Roy Rogers #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #takeaction #quotes #garden #gardening #butterfly
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"What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?"

- Roy Rogers

"All gardening is landscape painting." -William Kent #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #gogreen #quotes #gardening
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"All gardening is landscape painting."

- William Kent

"How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence." -Benjamin Disraeli #trvst #quotes #socialchange #planetearthfirst #quotes #garden #gardening
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"How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence."

- Benjamin Disraeli

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Masashi Soga, Kevin J. Gaston, Yuichi Yamaura, Gardening is beneficial for health: A meta-analysis, Preventive Medicine Reports, Volume 5, 2017, Pages 92-99, ISSN 2211-3355,

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