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15 Inspiring Gardening Quotes and Sayings by Famous Authors

Gardeners have a lot of wisdom to share. Words of wisdom come to us during the many hours of solitude we spend working in the soil to improve upon the plot of ground we call home. While the things most home gardener’s say will never be heard outside of our garden’s perimeter, some words of gardening wisdom have come from famous authors and have been recorded for future gardening prodigies to read and learn from. Here are 15 inspiring gardening quotes and sayings by famous authors that will help keep you motivated to play in the dirt.

1: Saying By Marcus Tullis Cicero

Cicero wants the world to that if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

saying about gardening and library

2: Audrey Hepburn Quote

World-famous actress and a legend beyond her time is offer this inspiring gardening quote: To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.


3: Chinese Proverb

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today. An inspiring garden quotation that encourages us to to not put off until tomorrow those things which we can and should do today.

Chinese Proverb

4: C.L. Fornari

No life is without difficulties, no garden is without weeds. This is one of the more famous quotes about gardening inspires us to pluck out the difficulties in our life just as we pluck out the weeds growing in our life.

C.L. Fornari garden saying

5: Robert Louis Stevenson

Garden quotes from any gardener are worth paying attention too, but when the quotations have been penned by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, they’re worthy of re-reading and repeating.

‘Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant’ are his words of gardening wisdom.

Robert Louis Stevenson

6: Unknown Quote

Sometimes garden saying become famous, but the person who said them are forgotten about. Such is the case with this famous garden quote: ‘A garden is a friends that you can visit anytime’.

Gardening Quote

7: Cora Lee Bell

Cora lee Bell has offered the world several wise quotations, including this one about gardening: An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider the other choices.

Cora Lee Bell garden quote

8: Helena Ely Saying

The watering of a garden requires as much judgment as the seasoning of a soup. Such true and inspiring words that will enable a novice or veteran gardener to add a little water, then add a little more and so on until the garden is ‘just right’.

Helena Ely Saying

9: Minnie Aumonier

A famous quote that inspires us to take time to be quiet and enjoy the garden we have labored to create. ‘There is always Music among the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it’.

Minnie Aumonier

10: Mary Cantwell

Gardens. I think, dream bigger than emperors. A quote that will encourage gardeners to never look down upon themselves or their chosen hobby/profession. Digging in the dirt and dreaming of the harvest to come is more noble than many a world leader’s dream.

Mary Cantwell

11-Ritu Ghatourey

Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.

Ritu Ghatourey

12: Unknown

Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.

gardening saying

13: Elizabeth Murray

Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes, it is triumph of hope over experience. Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as the canvas.

garden saying

14: Oscar De La Renta

Gardening is the work of a lifetime: You never finish.

Oscar De La Renta saying

15: Gertrude Jekyll

This quotable gardening saying shows Your love for garden.

Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds.

Gertrude Jekyll quote

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