10 Inspirational Gardening Quotes

April is Gardening Month, a month dedicated to all things green! The snow has melted and many are anxious to start digging the dirt again. Here are our top ten favourite quotes on gardening! Hopefully they inspire you to get your hands dirty, too!

“If you have a Plant and a Garden, you have everything you need.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The Love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.”

–Gertrude Jekyll

“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

“Garden as though you will live forever.”

William Kent  

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”

–Luther Burbank

“Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite- it is, or should be, a central, basis expression of human life.”

Andrew Weil

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

Margaret Smith

“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.”

– Russel Page  

“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

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

– Cora Lee Bell