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22 Gardening Quotes to Fuel Your Passion for Growing Plants & Trees

Plants bring more than just aesthetic beauty into our lives; they offer companionship, improve air quality, and even promote mental well-being.

Whether you’re a seasoned plant parent or a newbie, sometimes we all need a little inspiration to keep our indoor gardens flourishing. In this article, we’ve curated a list of gardening quotes to inspire, uplift, and deepen your relationship with your leafy companions.

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.

Alfred Austin

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

Audrey Hepburn

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Chinese Proverb

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

Oscar de la Renta

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.

Michael Pollan

Plants want to grow; they are on your side as long as you are reasonably sensible.

Anne Wareham

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.

Rudyard Kipling

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

Gertrude Jekyll

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

Luther Burbank

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

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Russell Page

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

Margaret Atwood

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek Proverb

The garden is a mirror of the heart.


Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts.

Mac Griswold

Where flowers bloom, so does hope.

Lady Bird Johnson

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

Allan Armitage

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.

Elizabeth Murray

A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.

Alexander Smith

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

Robert Brault

Being a plant parent is a journey filled with triumphs, like the first bloom of a carefully tended flower, and challenges, such as the dreaded sight of yellow leaves.

Yet, each moment—good or bad—adds a layer of richness to our lives. We hope these quotes have inspired you to look at your plants and indoor gardening activities with renewed interest and passion.

Remember, just as your plants grow, so do you. Keep planting, keep nurturing, and keep growing!

About Author

Hey there! I'm Denis, a lifelong plant lover and gardening enthusiast. I've been in love with gardening since the age of 10 when I successfully grew my first roses from cuttings. Since then, my passion has only grown stronger, and I now write articles about plants to share my knowledge and experiences with others.

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