Garden and plant lovers, are you looking for inspirational or funny gardening quotes? Well, I’ve got you covered with 83 of them! These short quotes are perfect to use in social media, email marketing or to create graphics (both digital and print). They can be used to create garden signs and placards.
I have broken up the list roughly into categories which will help you narrow down your search!
Gardening is not just about cultivating plants; it's also fertile ground for humor. From witty observations about stubborn weeds to quirky takes on green-thumb enthusiasts, funny garden quotes often bloom with laughter and shed light on the lighter side of life in the garden.
"Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!" — Source Unknown
"I don't need therapy; I just need my garden." — Source Unknown
"I'm not anti-social; I'm just pro-garden." — Source Unknown
"Gardeners know all the dirt." — Source Unknown
"The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig." — Texas Bix Bender
"I don't always garden, but when I do, it's with a glass of wine in my hand." — Source Unknown
"A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows." — Doug Larson
“All gardeners know better than other gardeners.” — Chinese Proverb
“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” — Unknown
"Why do gardeners make good detectives? Because they have all the dirt." — Source Unknown
"I'm on the hunt for who I've not yet become, in my garden, I will become undone." — Sara Moss-Wolfe
“Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.” — Jean Jacques Rousseau
“I’ve always was afraid of gardening. But then I decided to grow a pear.” — Unknown
"Gardening requires lots of water, most of it in the form of perspiration." — Lou Erickson
Amidst the lush tapestry of a garden, inspiration flourishes like the most vibrant of blossoms. Inspirational garden quotes encapsulate the profound wisdom and timeless lessons that nature imparts to those who tend to its secrets.
These quotes serve as reminders that, much like a garden, life too requires nurturing, patience, and faith. From the resilience of a sprouting seed to the metaphorical growth of the human spirit, these words of wisdom draw parallels between the garden and the journey of life, offering guidance, hope, and a profound connection to the natural world.
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." — Audrey Hepburn
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." — Marcus Tullius Cicero
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." — Gertrude Jekyll
"Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years." — Unknown
"In every gardener, there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy." — Robert Brault
"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas." — Elizabeth Murray
"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
"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 see things in the seed, that is genius." — Lao Tzu
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." — Chinese Proverb
“The best tool in the garden is the knowledge of a gardener." — Unknown
“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” — Mahatma Gandhi
"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." — Francis Bacon
"Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade." — Rudyard Kipling
"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
"Show me your garden, and I shall tell you what you are." — Alfred Austin
“For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.” — Mahatma Gandhi
"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece." — Claude Monet
“Garden as though you will live forever.” — William Kent
“A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones.” — William Kent
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” — Thomas Jefferson
“When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts." — Sigmund Freud
"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments." — Janet Kilburn Phillips
"If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden." — Robert Brault
"When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden." — Minnie Aumonier
Quotes about Death and Rebirth
In the midst of vibrant blooms and flourishing life, there exists a poignant world of melancholic beauty within the realm of gardening. Sad garden quotes capture the bittersweet essence of nurturing nature, where withered petals and fading sunsets serve as reminders of life's transience.
These quotes delve into the emotional depths that every gardener encounters, revealing the tender, sorrowful moments that echo through the quiet corners of the garden.
"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway." — Michael Pollan
"A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume, or an arabesque in itself." — Roberto Burle Marx
"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land." — Abraham Lincoln
"To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour." — William Blake
"We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it - for a little while." — Willa Cather
"Life begins the day you start a garden." — Chinese Proverb
"Gardens are a form of autobiography." — Sydney Eddison
"The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow." — Unknown
"The moment you plant a seed, you invite the unknown. You break the soil's surface, you crack a piece of the Earth apart, and you send something in. With only faith and hope, you wait to see what will break through the ground. It's a terrifying thought." — Michael Pollan
“Now 'tis spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; Suffer them now and they'll o'ergrow the garden.” — William Shakespeare
“Old Gardeners never die, they just go to seed.” — Anonymous
“After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.” — Mark Twain
On a more lighthearted note, here are some of my favorite gardening puns!
"Lettuce turnip the beet!"
I'm "rooting" for your garden to grow beautifully.
Let's "turnip" the beet and make this garden amazing!
Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!
You must be a gardener because you've "grown" on me.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm terrible at gardening, but I'm "thyme" for you.
Don't be a "prick," be a succulent gardener.
I have a "budding" interest in gardening.
Gardening is my "soil" mate.
Life would succ without gardening.
I'm "frond" of gardening – it's so fern-tastic!
Let's "plow" through this gardening project together.
Did you hear about the gardener who won the lottery? He had a green thumb!
I'm "herb" you're into gardening too.
You're the "apple" of my garden.
Gardening: where every day is a "plant-tastic" adventure.
I'm "digging" this gardening thing.
We're mint to be together.
What do you call a gardening tool that sings? A pitchfork.
My love for gardening is "growing" stronger every day.
Let's "shovel" our way to a beautiful garden.
I'm "wheelie" excited to start gardening.
Gardening is my "bloom" away from home.
Why did the gardener bring a ladder? To "climb"-atis to the top!
You're a "peach" of a gardener!
I'm "berry" lucky to have you in my garden.
Let's "rose" to the occasion and make this garden amazing!
Gardening is my "cultivate" of happiness.
You make my heart "blossom" with joy.
I'm "sprout" of this world about gardening.
Gardening is a "gourd"-geous way to spend the day!
I hope that these short garden quotes and puns have cheered you up or given you some perspective on how gardening shapes our everyday lives and how it has inspired many before us.