Top 10 gardening quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about gardening?


Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

Luther Burbank, environmentalist

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.

Doug Larson, cartoonist

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

Walt Disney, cartoonist



Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.

May Sarton, poet

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.

May Sarton, poet

A garden requires patient labor and 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, scientist

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.

John Harrison, inventor

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

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, poet


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