20 Interesting and Inspiring Quotes About Gardening

Updated on June 1, 2020
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Chitrangada likes to express herself by writing fiction and poetry. Her writing reflects her mood and is inspired by the beauty of nature.

A Hibiscus From My Garden
A Hibiscus From My Garden | Source

How Is Gardening Therapeutic?

Between my beautiful garden and my home library, I can never feel lonely. Honestly, I am not a gardener in the literal sense, but I enjoy cultivating, watering and nurturing my plants. Seeing them grow is a great feeling of sheer joy and creation, and it‘s therapeutic, too. This is my way to add colour, fragrance and positivity to my life.

I don’t have a very large area to grow my plants in, but I love my small piece of land. I grow flowers, some lovely vines, a variety of edible herbs and some easy-to-grow vegetables. I also have many potted plants. The best part of gardening is that the greenery attracts birds, butterflies and bees. It’s lovely to watch them.

Every morning, when I see a new blossom, I feel happy, and it automatically brings a smile to my face. In other words, it makes my day. I make sure to take plenty of pictures of my garden flowers and other plants because they are so shortlived. They spread happiness and then dry out, but their beauty is captured in my photographs forever.

If you have even just a small area available, you should consider growing plants. If you don't have any ground available to you, you can still cultivate plants in pots. The happiness derived from watching your green garden thrive is incomparable. The following are some wonderful quotes to provide you with some gardening inspiration.

These evergreen flowers are a wonderful attraction for bees.
These evergreen flowers are a wonderful attraction for bees. | Source
The fragrance of the champa flower is divine.
The fragrance of the champa flower is divine. | Source
A Bougainvillea in an Earthen Pot
A Bougainvillea in an Earthen Pot | Source

20 Quotes About the Joy of Gardening

  1. "We may think we are nurturing our garden. But of course, it's our garden, that is really nurturing us." —Jenny Uglow
  2. "Gardening adds years to your life, and life to your years." —-Author Unknown
  3. "The glory of gardening—Hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature." —Author Unknown
  4. "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." —Alfred Austin
  5. "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 of seeing them grow." —David Hobson
  6. "There is always music amongst the trees in the garden. But our hearts must be very quiet to hear it." —Minnie Aumonier
  7. "I am more myself in the garden than anywhere else on the Earth." —Doug Green
  8. "He who plants a garden plants happiness." —Author Unknown
  9. "Digging in the earth is such a simple way to feel grounded." —Author Unknown
  10. "If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden." —Robert Brault.
  11. "You're here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way." —Author Unknown
  12. "Advice from a garden—Cultivate lasting friendships, sow seeds of kindness. Listen to the sage advice. Don't let the little things bug you. Be outstanding in your field. Take thyme for yourself. No vining!" —Author unknown
  13. "If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener." —Author Unknown
  14. "The grass is greener where you water it." —Neil Barringham
  15. "We come from the earth. We return to the earth. And in between, we garden." —Author Unknown
  16. "When the world Wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden." —Minnie Aumonier
  17. "You can bury a lot of troubles by digging into the dirt." —Author unknown
  18. "Play in the dirt. Because life is too short to always have clean fingernails." —Author Unknown
  19. "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." —Audrey Hepburn
  20. "Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden." —Robert Brault
  21. "Gardening: The fine art of soul to soil." —Jan Bills

Hibiscus Flowers Alongside Curry Leaves and Coriander
Hibiscus Flowers Alongside Curry Leaves and Coriander | Source
“You are here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry, and be sure to smell the flowers, along the way.” —Author Unknown
“You are here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry, and be sure to smell the flowers, along the way.” —Author Unknown | Source

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    • ChitrangadaSharan profile imageAUTHOR

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Babu Mohan Ji, for reading the article and commenting. Glad that you liked it. Much appreciated. Thank you.

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      Mohan Babu 

      2 weeks ago from Chennai, India

      Nice article. It is true that the gardens are nurturing us but not the other way around.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Peggy, for sharing your personal experiences about gardening. We don’t even realise, how our elders influence our thoughts and actions, from the very beginning. Obviously, you can understand the sentiments behind this article.

      With gardening as your hobby or passion, it’s quite possible, that you can never feel alone. I love the sight of my greens, when I water them every morning. They seem to be singing and dancing to add to my happiness.

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      These quotes you selected about gardening are so apt. I grew up watching my grandfather and his gardening. Even when he was widowed, and had a smaller home, he planted rose bushes and cared for them on a daily basis. His huge gardens when we were younger and living close to our grandparents, fed our combined families with most of the product throughout the year because of it being canned and preserved. He interspersed flowering plants amidst the vegetables. When I was old enough to have my own home, I started gardening and find much joy in doing so.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much BRENDA, for your positive thoughts.

      Good to know that you love gardening and want to spend time in the garden.

      Same here, I love my little space, and enjoy looking after my plants. I celebrate each bloom, for the joy it brings to me.

      Thank you for reading and commenting on this article.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      4 weeks ago from Washington Court House

      Chitrangada,

      You have found my heart. I absolutely love flowers.

      I planted spring bulbs when I first moved here last September just so I could see the first blooms of Spring.

      It was a delight to see the little plants peering their heads up through the ground.

      I love your first quote....it is the garden that nurtures us.

      And the 7th one...I feel more like myself in the garden than anywhere else on earth. It is truly where I feel at home.

      Thanks for this pleasant read.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Umesh Chandra ji, for reading and appreciating the article.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      5 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Beautiful compilation, like flowers in a garden.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your lovely comments Lora, and I agree with you completely.

      The flowers in the garden, don’t speak to us, but they have a unique way of communication. They teach us valuable lessons, related to life. I find them inspiring and rejuvenating.

      Thank you for always supporting my work. Much appreciated. Have a great week.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MsDora, for reading the article and appreciating it.

      Yes, it’s a good idea to spend some time, among the gifts of nature. My mornings begin in my garden, and it brings hope for a good day.

      Thank you so much for your kind comments and support.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nithya, for sharing your thoughts about the pleasure of gardening.

      I completely agree with you. Like many others, I enjoy my time, in my garden. It is rejuvenating, and brings the joy of creativity.

      Thank you for appreciating the article. Have a great week.

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      Lora Hollings 

      6 weeks ago

      I've always loved gardening! To me, it is a form of art only with plants and soil as your paint brushes and canvas. When I'm depressed about something, I find that spending time in the garden enables me to, once again, see the miracle of life in the plants and animals around me, uplifting my mood. Your article is a beautiful tribute to gardening and how it can add so much happiness to our lives. Thanks for sharing your reflections, lovely photos, and inspiring quotes.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing these really great quotes. The first one really speaks to me. I'm not a gardener either, but I love weeding and watering and seeing plants grow. Watching the growth adds to my zest for life.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 weeks ago from Dubai

      Gardening brightens the day and brings happiness into our lives. Seeing the vibrant colored flowers every morning is positively uplifting. The flowers are looking beautiful! I enjoyed reading all the quotes about gardening.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Alicia, for appreciating the article, the quotes, and the pictures.

      I am glad that you liked it. Gardening indeed is therapeutic.

      Thank you so much.

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You've shared some lovely quotes about gardening. I enjoyed them all, but my favourite was the first one. Gardening really does nurture us. Your photos are beautiful..

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Rosina, for sharing your thoughts on this article.

      I am glad you liked the quotes. Happy weekend to you. Take care.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      6 weeks ago

      A beautiful hub on gardening. Loved all the quotes but No 19 which I show below is my fave:

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

      Thanks for sharing such a wonderful hub, Chitrangada,

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you OLUSEGUN, for reading and commenting.

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      OLUSEGUN 

      6 weeks ago from NIGERIA

      Good quotes.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank You FlourishAnyway, for sharing your thoughts and your love for gardening.

      Glad that you liked the quotes and the article. Much appreciated.

      Have a good day. Thank you so much.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Swati, for your kind visit and comments.

      Glad that you liked it. I am sure, you can relate to this, since you enjoy gardening.

      Many thanks for sharing your thoughts. Happy Gardening.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Prantika, for your encouraging words of appreciation.

      I agree with you that gardening has immense potential to calm our mind, and de stress.

      Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Pamela, for appreciating the article, and the quotes.

      Yes, gardening is therapeutic, it relaxes the mind, and fills us with positive thoughts.

      Thank you so much for your support.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you John, for appreciating the article and the flower pictures, of my garden.

      I love my gardening time. I am happy that you liked them.

      Thank you so much for your kind words and support.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Sowrabha, for your lovely comments.

      I am pleased to read your positive feedback. Yes, it’s good to sleep with positive thoughts, so that we enjoy a good night’s sleep, and wake up refreshed.

      Thank you so much, for reading and commenting. Much appreciated.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Manatita, for appreciating the article and the pictures.

      I agree with you that the beautiful sight of the fresh flowers, the birds, the butterflies makes us peaceful and happy. I love my small, but beautiful garden.

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Have a good day.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Devika, for your encouraging words.

      You live at a place, full of natural beauty, beautiful landscapes. I always admire your pictures.

      Thank you so much for reading and appreciating the article. Happy gardening.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Liz Westwood, for your kind words of appreciation for this article.

      You are right, spending time in the garden, brings mental peace.

      Nature is the ultimate healer. Thank you so much for reading.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you CHATRA RAM, for reading the article and commenting.

      Appreciate your kind visit. Thank you so much.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Ericdierker, for taking the time to read this article and share your thoughts. Glad that this made you happy.

      Thank you so much.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Imogen French, for your kind visit and appreciation of the article.

      Good to hear from you. Yes, gardening keeps us grounded and peaceful, especially during these troubled times.

      Thank you and happy gardening.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Bill, for reading and sharing your gardening experience. Yes, weeds take a lot of time.

      Thank you and have a good day.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts Lorna. I am glad that you liked the article, the pictures and the quotes.

      Good to know that you have a wonderful garden. Obviously, you can relate to these quotes.

      Thank you so much and enjoy your time at your garden.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      6 weeks ago from USA

      My favorite quote was about burying your troubles. Thank you for sharing these quotes. I grow flowers, a few containers of vegetables and catnip for my kitties.

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      Swati Khandelwal 

      6 weeks ago from Nainital

      I too have a beautiful garden and after going through the wonderful quotes, it is appearing more beautiful to me. Thank you for sharing.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      6 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      I love the photos of the beautiful flowers of your garden. Gardening is a great way of relaxing and fills the mind with immense happiness and positivity. Staying positive is important especially in the current scenario when we are all going through a tough time.

      All the quotes are wonderful but I love David Hobson's quotes "I grow plants for many reasons..." the most.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I think gardening is healthy in so many ways. I enjoyed your article and I really like the quotes, Chitrangada.

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      John Hansen 

      6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Chitrangada, the photos of some of the plants in your garden are beautiful. You can tell they are grown with love. The quoted themselves are delightful and all so very true. Thank you for sharing.

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      sowspeaks 

      6 weeks ago from Bengaluru

      Hi Chitrangada, am reading this late in the night and am taking your garden well into my sleep. Loved the photos and the quotes, especially the one by Minnie and Robert, and know that will enjoy a good nights sleep. Thank you so much.

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      A beautiful write. I'm happy that you have found a most inspiring way to cope in these troubled times. Fresh, innocent and charming and great for healing too. I love the pageantry of colours.

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      Devika Primić 

      6 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Flowers are the beauty of our gardens and your photos are just that. i have time for a flower garden and this is a perfect time for me to be home and prepare for a beautiful garden. You inspire me to plant lovely flowers.

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      Liz Westwood 

      6 weeks ago from UK

      Beautiful photos and great quotes. This is a very appropriate article for a time when many are spending more time in their gardens due to lockdown.

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      CHATRA RAM 

      6 weeks ago from BARMER INDIA

      Very good inspiring quotes

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You sure made me happy here. Perhaps you are wonderfully gardening me?

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      Imogen French 

      6 weeks ago from Southwest England

      What a lovely article, I can really relate to this at the moment. My garden is keeping me sane during this lockdown period, as well as bringing me great joy. Your garden looks beautiful, and the quotes are well chosen - thanks for this.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Ours is planted and growing nicely. Now we have to do battle with the weeds. I need inspiration to fight the weeds. :) Loved the quotes.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Such a beautiful collection of plants Chitrangada. I also love the feeling of being outdoors among the beauty of nature. My garden is a mixture of veg and flowers, however, recently a few wild flowers have taken up residence and they are so lovely I have allowed them to stay.

      The quotes are all inspirational - my favourite would be the quote by Minnie Aumonier - lovely words. Thank you for this uplifting walk through nature which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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