In today’s world where a lot of people are becoming technologically obsessed, it’s easy to become nature-deprived. We spend less and less time outdoors and this compromises our health and well-being.
One way to beat that is to start gardening.
It can help you burn calories, reduce your risk of stroke, and eliminate stress. It can even add meaning to your life and improve your mood.
To encourage you more, here are 20 of the best gardening quotes. Read on and find out what makes gardening special.
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
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. – Sigmund Freud
Garden as though you will live forever. – William Kent
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. -Francis Bacon
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. – Rudyard Kipling
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. – Claude Monet
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
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
All gardeners know better than other gardeners. – Chinese Proverb
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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A good garden may have some weeds. – Thomas Fuller
Life begins the day you start a garden. – Chinese proverb
Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.
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
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Audrey Hepburn
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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. – Mahatma Gandhi
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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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