Life is like a garden. You plant some seeds, pull some weeds, then finally enjoy your harvest! Here are 29 garden quotes about life to be the best you can be.

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Gardening has the same routine: you plant, water, inspect, and remove the weeds. Sometimes you sneak in a little something here and there (like fertilizing) but the pattern stays the same.

Now, what if I tell you it’s not the same? That that routine you follow is a great equation for creating something wonderful. And small things, like proper watering, and removing weeds or dead leaves has a monumental effect on the plant.

We can equate this in life as well- wake up, eat, study or work, and sleep. But the routines we follow helps us to become someone better. That little things like our thoughts and feelings help to refine us. Thoughts, even small ones, help to plan, create, and reflect for the days ahead. Feelings, on the other hand, help us understand and connect with others.

Here is our compilation of quotes about gardens and life as well as meaningful garden life quotes.

15 Quotes About Garden and Life

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#1 “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson

#2 “I think that I shall never see A billboard is lovely as a tree.
Indeed, unless the billboards fall, I’ll never see a tree at all.”- Ogden Nash

#3 “Gardening is about communication, relationships, routines, and life-enrichment. Gardens are places that connect us to the seasons and the life cycle. They’re a vehicle for talking about esoteric and – as far as TV goes – alien topics such as beauty and fulfillment.” — Costa Georgiadis

#4 “A garden is the best alternative therapy.” – Germaine Greer

#5 “I look upon the pleasure we take in a garden as one of the most innocent delights in human life.” – Cicero

#6 “The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.” — George Bernard Shaw

#7 “The real wealth of a good gardener is not his salary, but the marvelous flowers he is raising in the garden!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan


Someone once said that gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. True to fact, gardening and an outdoor lifestyle help to increase our life spans. Here are more sayings about garden and life:

#8 “Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.” – Allan Armitage

#7 “Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning.” — Helen Mirren

#9 “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

#10 “I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.” – Herbert Rappaport

#11 “Garden as though you will live forever.” – William Kent

#12 “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

#13 “Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.” — Zora Neale Hurston

#14 “A flower that is not the prettiest in the garden may yet have the loveliest fragrance.” – David L. Weatherford

#15 “Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than emperors.” – Mary Cantwell

14 Meaningful Quotes About Garden Life

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#1 “Life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.” – Leonard Nimoy

#2 “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” — OG Mandino

#3 “Your mind is the garden, your thoughts are the seeds. The harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” — William Wordsworth

#4 “In a way, a garden is the most useless of creations, the most slippery of creations: it is not like a painting or a piece of sculpture—it won’t accrue value as time goes on. Time is its enemy’ time passing is merely the countdown for the parting between garden and gardener.” – Jamaica Kincaid

#5 “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” – Chinese Proverb

#6 “Gardening is peaceful, yet there is a great element of failure. It’s the perfect metaphor for life, a lot of pleasure, then it’s over. There’s great satisfaction intending something, feeling it needs you, even if it’s just a plant on your windowsill.” – Jane Kaczmarek

#7 A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. – Greek proverb

#8 “The jungle is dark but full of diamonds.” – Arthur Miller

#9 “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston Churchill

#10 “It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.” — B.C. Forbes

#11 “In my garden, there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful.” – Abram L. Urban

#12 “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

#13 “Watching something grow is good for morale. It helps us believe in life.” – Myron S. Kaufman

#14 “I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.” – David Hobson

Wrapping It Up

Life is indeed like a garden. You plan things out, plant the seeds, and wait for your work to pay off. Sure there will be losses along the way, and some unexpected occurrence may happen, but all of these are trampled by the successes that come later on.

A huge takeaway here is that if you don’t start now, you won’t enjoy the bounty of your harvest at a later date. So start with the first step- text your crush, apply to your dream job, but that one thing you were itching to buy, etc. The second step? Well, that’s up to you!

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