Taking care of a garden, nurturing plants and flowers is a timeless ritual that we can all enjoy. Gardening was once a necessity to farm a parcel of land to grow food for you and your loved ones. In this modern age the art of gardening has been forgotten by some.

The convenience of merely visiting your local supermarket and purchasing all the food you need has made us somewhat lazy. Gardening is easier than you think and can provide you with fresh organic vegetables like potatoes and tomatoes.

Once you start growing your own plants then you can understand what it is to grow and nurture something which in turn will nourish you and your loved ones. Here are fifty of the best inspirational garden quotes from the greatest minds the world has ever known.

50+ Inspirational Garden Quotes

“When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited” — Ramakrishna

“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

“At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows.” — William Shakespeare

“Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.” – Unknown

“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

“The perfect garden provides homes for insects and animals, and breathes life into people” — Emma Metson

“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” — Abraham Lincoln

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” — Claude Monet

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

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Khalil Gibran

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

“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” — Unknown

“Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.” — D. H. Lawrence

“Garden as though you will live forever.” — William Kent

“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

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” — Ruth Stout

“A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.” — Dogen

“Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.” — Unknown

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

“The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will plant there?” Jack Kornfield

“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

“Life begins the day you start a garden.” — Unknown

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

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

“Planting a garden with food potential is one of the most valuable things we can do.” Isabell Shipard

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

“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” — Minnie Aumonier

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today.” — Unknown

“Gardening is the art that uses flowers & plants as paint, as the soil and sky and canvas.” — Elizabeth Murray

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln

“If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it, and understand it in a very real sense. ‘Green fingers’ are a fact, and a mystery only to the unpracticed. But green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.” — Russell Page

“I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.” — Margaret Smith

“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

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” — Veronica A. Shoffstall

“It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hand into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.” — Kate Morton

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn

“An addiction to gardening is not bad when you consider all the other choices in life.” — Cora Lee Bell

“A garden is friend that you can visit anytime.” — Unknown

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest your reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“If the bees disappear, we’ll all be stung.” — David Suzuki

“Though an old man, I am but a young gardener.” — Thomas Jefferson

“I must have flowers, always and always.” — Claude Monet

“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” — Ritu Ghatourey

“Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.” — Unknown

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

“Gardening is the work of a lifetime: You never finish.” — Oscar De La Renta

“The watering of a garden requires as much judgment as the seasoning of a soup.” — Helena Ely

“There is always Music among the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.” — Minnie Aumonier

“Gardens. I think, dream bigger than emperors.” — Mary Cantwell

Your Inspirational Garden Quotes

Do you have any favourite inspirational garden quotes? Or do you have your own garden saying that you live by?

If you know of one, please share it with us in the comments below!