Gardening: an activity that is fun for the whole family (and you get tomatoes!). Here are 35 gardening hobby quotes to empower your planting journey.

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Gardening: A Brief Background

What exactly is gardening? In broad terms, it is the practice of growing and taking care of plants. Fruits, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, you name it and gardening covers it. What differentiates it from farming is the scale, and the intent to sell the produce (i.e. gardening — no, farming — yes).

It dates back to prehistoric times when people began to cultivate food-producing vines so they would have easier access to food. Eventually, these evolved into elaborate ornamental gardens kept for the wealthiest individuals. This dwindled off in the middle ages when people started to grow herbs in their gardens.

Later, some Europeans started to cultivate gardens both for food and beauty. And as time went on, gardens started to take on an informal, natural look- similar to ones we have today.

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Now that you know a little about its background, let’s go into gardening as a hobby.

Gardening has indeed skyrocketed due to the pandemic. And why wouldn’t it- we are all cooped up in our homes. And most of us want to divert our attention from the endless cases we see onscreen. Aside from that, however, it’s also a source of so many positives.

For one, gardening requires movement (i.e. shoveling, digging, etc.), and can be considered as light to moderate exercise. It can also improve the mood, reduce stress, and is a great tool to break or recover from addiction. Gardening can also make us feel accomplished, and make us look forward to the days to come. Furthermore, it can lower blood pressure, increase Vitamin D, provide a sense of community- you get the idea.

We know you must be pretty knowledgeable about plants by now. But here are planting hobby quotes, and of course, I love gardening quotes as your final step to plant motherhood (or fatherhood for my dudes out there).

23 Planting Hobby Quotes

#1 “There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.” — Mirabel Osler

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

#3 “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. ” — Alfred Austin

#4 “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

#5 “I love my garden, and I love working in it. To potter with green growing things, watching each day to see the dear, new sprouts come up, is like taking a hand in creation, I think. Just now my garden is like faith — the substance of things hoped for.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

#6 “Regardless of geographical region or culture gardening is perhaps the most common and shared experience of Nature.” ― S. Kelley Harrell

#7 “Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.” – Oscar de la Renta

#8 “My extravagance is my garden – it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.” — Ina Garten

#9 “Meditation is a form of gardening: it weeds distractions and fertilizes consciousness so that your awareness grows.” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

#10 “Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.” — Lindley Karstens

#11 “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

#12 “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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Here are a few more quotes on gardening as a hobby:

#13 “How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.” — Alexander Smith

#14 “Planting a flower’s like opening a book, because either way, you’re starting something. And your garden’s your library.”
― Nora Roberts

#15 “When you grow your own garden, it grows you.” ― T.F. Hodge

#16 “Who doesn’t enjoy a little gardening? As we plant the seeds and remove the weeds we reap a wonderful harvest of blessings.

What are the weeds? Anyone or anything that sucks the nutrients from the seeds we have planted. The seeds are our goals, desires, good thoughts, and feelings. good works and deeds anything that uplifts us. If we don’t keep up on our wedding then our garden will die.”
― Lindsey Rietzsch

#17 “Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.” – Oscar de la Rentawn

#18 “Gardening is like landscape painting to me. The garden is the canvas. Plants, containers, and other garden features are the colors. I paint on the garden of canvas hoping to create a masterpiece with my colors.”
― Ama H.Vanniarachchy

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

#20 “As I leave the garden
I take with me a renewed view,
And a quiet soul.”
― Jessica Coupe

#21 “It won’t be a chore, it will be a garden” ― Jeannie Mobley

#22 “The garden, historically, is the place where all the senses are exploited. Not just the eye, but the ear- with water, with birds. And there is texture, too, in plants you long to touch.” ― William Howard Adams

#23 “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” ― Janet Kilburn Phillips

12 I Love Gardening Quotes

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#1 “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

#2 “My hobby is gardening, I love it, it’s my main hobby. I like being at home and I’m very happy being in my house, I love cooking.” — Susan Hampshire

#3 “It’s true that I have a wide range of interests. I like to write and paint and make music and go walking on my own and garden. In fact, gardening is probably what I enjoy doing more than anything else.” – Viggo Mortensen

#4 “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” — Gertrude Jekyll.

#5 “I like gardening. It’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” – Alice Sebold

#6 “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

#7 “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent van Gogh

#8 “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

#9 “I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.” — Barbra Streisand

#10 “I love being in my garden. I don’t plant a lot of exotic flora, but I do spend a lot of time outside doing manual labor.” — Jacqueline Bisset

#11 “The lesson I have thoroughly learned, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.” — Gertrude Jekyll

#12 “The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.” — Luther Burbank

Wrapping It Up

Gardening certainly has many advantages. So many in fact we can’t cover them all! Rest assured it is a very rewarding hobby to take up. If you still have not started, or just need some advice, then here are some tips/info:

  • droopy/wrinkly leaves are sad cause they’re not given enough water
  • plants need social distancing too!
  • they don’t grow much when they’re not in the (proper) zone
  • even plants need someone to talk to

Happy planting! Hopefully, our compilation helped to heighten your knowledge, or even convinced you to take up gardening as a hobby. Here are a few more gardening lists to further increase your knowledge:

  • 34 Garden Love Quotes to Sweep You off Your Gardening Boots
  • 27 Growing Plants Quotes to Revitalize Your Planting Hobby