20 Gardening Quotes For All the Gardening Enthusiasts

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Nothing connects us to Mother Nature more than digging the earth and tending the soil so that something beautiful and nourishing can grow. If you’re a gardening enthusiast or thinking of exploring horticulture, we’ve collected some encouraging gardening quotes for you.

Cultivating your own garden requires labor, diligence, and patience. It sounds like a lot of work but surprisingly, gardening is soothingly healing. Here are 20 gardening quotes that reflect its importance to nature and to your overall well-being.

We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. – Voltaire

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. – Claude Monet

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. 

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Garden as though you will live forever. – William Kent

A good garden may have some weeds. – Thomas Fuller

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Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. 

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

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Gardening is akin to writing stories. No experience could have taught me more about grief or flowers, about achieving survival by going, your fingers in the ground, the limit of physical exhaustion. – Eudora Welty

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. – Sigmund Freud

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

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

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Life begins the day you start a garden. – Chinese Proverb

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. – Phyllis Theroux

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The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll

All gardeners know better than other gardeners. – Chinese Proverb

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Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. – Rudyard Kipling

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. – Thomas Jefferson

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I like gardening — it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. – Alice Sebold

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

Start nurturing your green thumb and magic hands with these 20 gardening quotes, which you can also share with others!

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