86 Inspirational Gardening Quotes and Sayings

Gardening has never been so popular. Since the world event of 2020, millions of people around the world have enjoyed caring for their gardens. In the US, gardening has soared 77% since 2018, according to this study.

Gardening is increasingly popular, bringing a sense of joy, satisfaction, and well-being to those who adopt it as a hobby.

The ability to spend time outdoors, cultivate a living organism and care for it as it blooms is a deeply satisfying feeling. If you love gardening or are looking to be inspired, discover our favourite gardening quotes and sayings.

Discover funny gardening quotes, inspirational gardening quotes and more.

Why is gardening the best hobby you ask?

Gardening allows you to spend time outside, in the fresh air, and care for plants and produce. Studies have shown that gardening reduces stress. Gardening is a fulfilling hobby that can help relieve anxiety and boost well-being.

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Inspirational Gardening 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


Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? – Douglas Adams


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


Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love! – Sitting Bull


If a tree dies, plant another in its place. – Carolus Linnaeus


Use plants to bring life. – Douglas Wilson

Vegetable Garden Quotes


A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables. – Gertrude Stein


It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.

Lewis Grizzard


An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.

Will Rogers

I envision a day when every city and town has front and back yards, community gardens and growing spaces, nurtured into life by neighbors who are no longer strangers, but friends who delight in the edible rewards offered from a garden they discovered together. Imagine small strips of land between apartment buildings that have been turned into vegetable gardens, and urban orchards planted at schools and churches to grow food for our communities. The seeds of the urban farming movement already are growing within our reality.

Greg Peterson

The smell of manure, of sun on foliage, of evaporating water, rose to my head; two steps farther, and I could look down into the vegetable garden enclosed within its tall pale of reeds – rich chocolate earth studded emerald green, frothed with the white of cauliflowers, jeweled with the purple globes of eggplant and the scarlet wealth of tomatoes.

Doris Lessing


I had a ton of animals; I had a goat growing up, a bunch of rabbits, a vegetable garden.

Kelli Williams


I have a lot of fruit trees and my own little vegetable garden and chickens. And every time I eat, I bless my food; I say I’m grateful for for it and let it nourish every part of my body.

Gisele Bundchen

Flower Garden Quotes

“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.” – Dorothea Dix

“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.” – Robert Leighton

“Flowers don’t tell, they show.” – Stephanie Skeem

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max

Funny Gardening Quotes

Gardeners know the best dirt

Thyme is of the essence

If I’m ever reborn, I want to be a gardener— there’s too much to do for one lifetime! – Karl Foerster

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers’ ~ Claude Monet

Old Gardeners never die, they just go to seed.

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart. ~ Russell Page

Most gardeners are daunted, not dumb’  ~ Felder Rushing

Spring Gardening Quotes

Summer garden quotes