Garden quotes

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Life and garden

To dwell is to garden. (Martin Heidegger)

Garden as though you will live forever. (William Kent)

The garden is the natural extension of a conception of life. (Erik Orsenna)

Life is a beautiful garden, but most people spend their time building a fence around it. (Pavel Kosorin)

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself. (May Sarton)

Unnoticed life story is like a garden without a gardener. (Stefan Rogal)

Use plants to bring life. (Douglas Wilson)

Wherever we look, it will be nice, Because we will live among gardens… (Artur Andrus)

Most gardens are documents of the lack of reverence with which life is lived. (Karl Foerster)

Make your life a garden full of flowers, where each flower represents a good deed. (Mazouz Hacene)

Love and garden

Love is the great amulet that turns this world into a garden. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

For love to last a lifetime, it must be nurtured as carefully as a garden. (Henry Bordeaux)

Love is a spontaneous herb and not a garden plant. (Ippolito Nievo)

Love can’t resist everything, no. Love is a garden. Love fills with weeds. (Caio Fernando Abreu)

Well, my love is a flower just beginning to bloom Like those things from your garden that spring from the gloom. (Jonathan Richman)

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. (Gertrude Jekyll)

A relationship is a living thing. It’s like a garden that you have to water sometimes and weed sometimes so it doesn’t dry out. (Michal Hrůza)

Nature and garden

Nature abhors a garden. (Michael Pollan)

The splendor of the gardens is always based on a love of nature. (Anne Louise Germaine de Staël)

A garden is an artificial nature. (Robert Musil)

Garden is the name for manipulated nature. (Prof. Querulix)

Garden is the name for souped-up nature. (Prof. Querulix)

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. (Michael Pollan)

The styled garden seems to me like a reformatory for nature. (Thomas Häntsch)

Nature quotes

Attitude to garden

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. (Thomas Jefferson)

Anyone who is already satisfied with their garden does not deserve it. (Karl Foerster)

I have an armchair interest in gardening, but I don’t like to get my knees dirty. I don’t have a garden. (Nick Cave)

Oh! the gardens of today, how hostile they are to me! And what dreary boredom saddens them. (Octave Mirbeau)

I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. (Elton John)

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. (Joseph Addison)

Joy and garden

A garden of delights. (Isidore of Spain)

If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden. (Robert Brault)

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. (Francis Bacon)

My extravagance is my garden — it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure. (Ina Garten)

Some people cannot enjoy a garden unless they know the names of all the flowers. (Harry Sinclair Lewis)

The pleasures that the formation and culture of gardens provide are beneficial to health, elevate the soul and provide the spirit with the sweetest relief. (John Claudius Loudon)

Art and garden

Nothing is more completely the child of art than a garden. (Walter Scott)

Gardens are one of the forms of dreams, like poems, music and algebra. (Hector Bianciotti)

More than any other art, that of gardens depends on goodwill combined with large and lasting means. (Erik Orsenna)

Creativity is the garden of my soul. (Bernd Sieberichs)

What can there be to say, I ask you, about a man who is interested in nothing in the world except his painting — and also his garden and his flowers? (Claude Monet)

I have seen gardens in China… made with so much art… but in such an expensive manner and maintained at such great expense, that this idea took away all the pleasure I could have had in seeing them. (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

Garden features

The garden is philosophy made visible. (Erik Orsenna)

The garden is an open-air meditation, a secret revealed to those who deserve it. (Ghislaine Schoeller)

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

The garden is the last luxury of our days, because it demands what has become most precious in our society: time, attention and space. (Dieter Kienast)

The smaller the garden, the bigger the garden gnome. (Brigitte Fuchs)

the garden is fenced, the walls are soaked in the sun, the vines are drops of warmth, the peaches are small planets of sweets (Aleksandra Olędzka-Frybesowa)

Paradise and garden

Paradise was lost in a garden, it is found again in a garden. (Blaise Pascal)

You don’t enter the garden of paradise with your feet, but with your heart. (Saint Bernard of Clairvaux)

The paradise? A garden within us that bears fruit on the outside. (Else Pannek)

What was paradise, but a garden full of vegetables and herbs and pleasure? Nothing there but delights. (William Lawson)

Whoever loves the garden keeps his Eden. (Amos Bronson Alcott)

Anyone who has a garden already lives in paradise. (Aba Assa)

People and garden

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. (Alfred Austin)

Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners. (William Shakespeare)

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. (Minnie Aumonier)

For some people, the picture of the garden may be a little too sweet. They prefer to talk about the field of life that they have to cultivate. (Johannes Kuhn)

What a strange thing is property, of which men are so envious! When I had nothing of my own, I had the forests and the meadows, the sea and the sky; since I bought this house and this garden, I only have this house and this garden. (Alphonse Karr)


Every gardener also grows with his plants. (Martin Gerhard Reisenberg)

The true gardener, like an artist, is never satisfied. (H.E. Bates)

As is the garden such is the gardener. A man’s nature runs either to herbs or weeds. (Francis Bacon)

Even the wishes of the gardener do not always revolve around the garden. (Brigitte Fuchs)

The garden year has no beginning and no end. (Elizabeth Lawrence)

Gardeners quotes

Childhood and garden

Garden of childhood you are forever abandoned, but forever blooming. (Dietlinde Heider)

Mysterious garden of my distant childhood, bewitched Kingdom lost in the distance. (Fernanda de Castro)

You should never return to the garden of your childhood which is a lost paradise, the paradise of childhood loves! (Blaise Cendrars)

Gardens remind me of children. You can admire those of others objectively, but nothing will ever beat the pleasure and satisfaction you derive from your own. (Helen Gunn)

Garden creation

To make a garden, you need a piece of land and eternity. (Gilles Clement)

In laying out a garden, the first and chief thing to be considered is the genius of the place. (Alexander Pope)

Gardens are designed spaces, including natural gardens. Naturalness does not arise from the shape of the garden, but from how I lay out my garden, which plant communities I plant and how I care for it. (Peter Richard)

The art of gardens, in its current state, can be defined as: the art of arranging and cultivating a more or less large site for the purpose of utility, pastime or ornamentation. (John Claudius Loudon)

God and garden

Nowhere are you closer to the heart of God than in a garden. (Dorothy Frances Gurney)

Every garden is a book of God, in which one can contemplate the miracle that God performs every day. (Martin Luther)

Prayer is heavenly water, with which you water the flowers in the garden of your soul. (František Salesky)

The best place to find God is in the garden. You can dig him up from there. (George Bernard Shaw)

Therapy and garden

A garden is the best alternative therapy. (Germaine Greer)

All my hurts my garden spade can heal. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Cares melt when you kneel in your garden. (Okakura Kakuzo)

I just go in my back garden. It’s the only place where people don’t come and bother you. (Boy George)

Peace and garden

In the ancient world, the greatest rulers and wisest philosophers always sought peace and rest in the garden. (George Sitwell)

Blending into the simplicity of a garden, rediscovering this generous nature every day, is perhaps a way of still consenting to the world. (Maud Simonnot)

Patience is a flower that does not grow in everyone’s garden. (James Howell)

Walk and garden

There is nothing I like better at the end of a hot summer’s day than taking a short walk around the garden. (Peter Mayle)

Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. (Rumi)

Open garden invites anyone who passes by to stroll and enjoy it. (Giovanni Battista Pisani)

Walking quotes

Painting and garden

All gardening is landscape painting. (William Kent)

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. (Claude Monet)

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant… but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself. (Roberto Burle Marx)

Soul and garden

Gardening is food for the soul. (Pretty)

Take care of your garden and the garden take care of your soul. (Mark Balkens-Knurre)

If you want to get to know me completely, you have to know my garden. Because my garden is my heart. (Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Pückler-Muskau)

Cultivate our garden

We must cultivate our garden. (Voltaire)

I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me. (Robert Breault)

Who among us is not torn between the desire to cultivate our garden and the desire to take the plunge into adventure? (Sylvain Tesson)

Lawn and garden

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. (Michael Pollan)

A gardener who sabotages a lawn is a budding assassin. (Raymond Devos)

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden. (Eric Morecambe)

Hope and garden

Live your garden dreams. (Iris Winkenbach)

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. (Audrey Hepburn)

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

Women and garden

You are a closed garden, my sister, my wife. (Emilio Prados)

Ballet is purely feminine: it is a woman, a garden full of beautiful flowers, and a man is a gardener. (George Balanchine)

An ugly woman is the best fence around the garden. (Denis Diderot)

Books and garden

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

A book is often comparable to a garden where weeds predominate. (Manfred Schröder)

What garden, what Aranjuez in May, like a select bookstore? (Gracian)

Weather and garden

Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. (Marcelene Cox)

Any garden is, first of all, learning about the weather, the weather, the rain, the wind, the sun, and the passage of time, the cycle of the seasons. (Erik Orsenna)

Happiness and garden

Happiness is not a wild plant, which comes spontaneously, like garden weeds: it is a delicious fruit, which is only made so by dint of cultivation. (Nicolas Restif de la Bretonne)

The soul’s happiness does not depend on roses and greenery. There, where a heart has opened, a garden full of flowers. (Chawaja Mîr Dard)

Men and garden

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path. (Jean Anouilh)

But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings — then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life. (George Cadbury)

Teaching and garden

The garden is the best school in life. (Bernhard Steiner)

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)

Flowers and garden

Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. (Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. (Henri Matisse)

Flowers quotes

Spring and garden

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. (Ruth Stout)

The first signs of spring are already blooming in my garden! Snowdrops, crocuses, daisies, primroses. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Spring quotes

Summer and garden

One summer, the glow of a garden is as magical as fireworks! (Celine Blondeau)

The deeper the summer, the more magnificent the garden. (Vera Inber)

Summer quotes

Autumn and garden

In autumn there is stillness in the gardens for which we have no time. (Victor Auburtin)

An autumn garden has a sadness when the sun is not shining… (Francis Brett Young)

Autumn quotes

Winter and garden

In winter, my garden misses me… That’s why it prefers to fall asleep for a while… (Celine Blondeau)

The motionless foliage of the winter garden seemed caught in a transparent crystal. (Julien Gracq)

On New Year’s Day, withered asters freeze in the front garden. (Shiki)

Winter quotes

Friends and garden

I’ve always felt that having a garden is like having a good and loyal friend. (C Z Guest)

Gardens and flowers have the gift of bringing people together. (Clare Ansberry)

Bloom and garden

Why wait from day to day? Whatever may bloom blooms in the garden. (Klaus Groth)

In the garden of hope it never stops blooming. (Lilli U. Kressner)

Bloom quotes

Rain and garden

All morning it has been raining. In the language of the garden, this is happiness. (Mary Oliver)

In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms. (Truman Capote)

Rain quotes

Weeds and garden

A good garden may have some weeds. (Thomas Fuller)

Weeds are nature’s opposition to the gardeners’ government. (Oskar Kokoschka)

Weeds quotes

Workout and garden

If you have a garden, you don’t need a gym or a vacation. (Fritz Neuhauser)

Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration. (Lou Erickson)

Workout quotes

Poet and garden

[N]one but a poet could have made such a garden. (Samuel Johnson)

To be a poet is to cultivate the garden of one’s suffering. (Louise Portal)

Trees and garden

Trees and shrubs are the backbone of the garden. (Karl Foerster)

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot. (Dixie Lee Ray)


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