Gardening is a wonderful way to spend your time, and it can also be a great source of inspiration. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out with your first vegetable garden, our collection of garden quotes will give you the perfect words to add to your Instagram or social shares.
Gardening is all about taking care of and nurturing plants, and it’s also a metaphor for life. These quotes will remind you of that, and they’ll also make you appreciate the natural world around us. So get outdoors and start gardening! And don’t forget to share your favorite quotes on Instagram with the hashtag #gardeningquotes.
Inspiring Garden Quotes for Instagram
“Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the garden itself is the canvas.” ~ Unknown
“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to stop growing.” ~ Doug Larson
“There are three requirements for a successful gardener: patience, humility, and a sense of humor.” ~ Helen Dillon
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ~ Cicero
“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” ~ Claude Monet
“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” ~ Liberty Hyde Bailey
“There are two gifts we should give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.” ~ Hodding Carter Jr.
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ Buddha
“If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.” ~Robert Brault
“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” ~ Gertrude Jekyll
“A garden is a little world created by the love of God.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin
“In every gardener there is a child who believes that under the right conditions anything can grow.” ~ Robert Dykema
“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” ~ Hanna Rion
“Cultivate your own emotions, mindfully attending to them until they are wholesome.” ~ Buddha
“Gardening is an active participation in nature’s continuing creation of itself.” ~ Theodore Russell Bratton
“You can bury any number of headaches in the garden.” ~Charles Barnard
“A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.” ~ May Sarton
“The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.” ~ Zeno
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ~ William Shakespeare
“I think that no matter how old or how tired I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy and promise felt when the cold earth begins to warm and we see signs of new life everywhere?” ~ Edward Giobbi
“Gardening is my favorite form of active meditation.” ~ Marcia Gates
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese Proverb
“All gardening is landscape painting.” ~ William Robinson
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu
“Gardens are a form of autobiography.” ~ Sydney Smith
“Gardening is the slowest of sports. And, once you’ve stopped, nothing will get it going again but patience and more time.” ~ Roberta Fulghum
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.” ~ Alice Walker
Funny Garden Quotes for Instagram
“Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.” ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau
“Gardening requires lots of water—most of it in the form of perspiration.” ~ Lou Erickson
“Housework is for people who don’t know how to garden.” ~ Unknown
“Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.” ~ Unknown
“Money can’t buy happiness. But it can buy plants, and it’s the same thing.” ~ Unknown
“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” ~ Janet Kilburn Phillips
“My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“All gardeners know better than other gardeners.” ~ Chinese Proverb
“I’ve always was afraid of gardening. But then I decided to grow a pear.” ~ Unknown
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