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50 Garden Quotes That Inspire Kindness

Published on December 27, 2019 7:30 AM EST
50 Garden Quotes That Inspire Kindness

These garden quotes show the connection between life and nature and will inspire you to act in kindness. 

To those that aren’t familiar with gardening and plants, a flower might look like a flower, or a weed may even look like a flower. However, those that enjoy working in the garden discover that there are a lot of life lessons that can be learned from the process. One of the lessons that you can learn is the impact that kindness has when taking care of plants, the same way it makes an impact on people. 

50 Garden Quotes That Inspire Kindness

Whether you enjoy getting your hands dirty in the earth, enjoy looking at the flowers, or are just looking for a little inspiration, you can enjoy these gardening quotes. 

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Garden quotes on the impact that a garden can make

1.) “Life begins the day you start a garden.” – Chinese proverb

2.) “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 

3.) “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies, but never grows to the enduring happiness that the love of gardening gives.” – Gertrude Jekyll

4.) “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.” – Sigmund Freud

5.) “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” – Minnie Aumonier

6.) “Essential advice for the gardener: grow peas of mind, lettuce be thankful, squash selfishness, turnip to help thy neighbor, and always make thyme for loved ones.” – Unknown

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7.) “Plant so your own heart will grow.” – Hafiz

Garden quotes on doing things for others

 8.) “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek proverb

9.) “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees.” – George Eliot

10.) “The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” – Thomas Jefferson

11.) “Use plants to bring life.” – Douglas Wilson

12.) “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” – A.A. Milne

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

14.) “A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” – D. Elton Trueblood

15.) “I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” – Abraham Lincoln

16.) “He plants trees to benefit another generation.” – Caecilius Statius

17.) “I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.” – Penelope Keith

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18.) “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

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19.) “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” – Minnie Aumonier

20.) “Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.” – Author Unknown

21.) “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

22.) “By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.” – Rabindranath Tagore

23.) “You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.” – Bootsy Collins

24.) “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

25.) “A garden requires patient labor 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

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

27.) “A life without dreams is like a garden without flowers.” – Unknown

28.) “Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than emperors.” – Mary Cantwell

Garden quotes that are full of life lessons

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

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30.) “The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.” – Gertrude Jekyll

31.) “With just a little drop of kindness, you can water a whole garden.” – Heather Wolf

32.) “The heart is the garden that always has room for the flowers of kindness and friendship to bloom.” – Unknown

33.) “Kind hearts are the gardens, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the flowers, kind deeds are the fruits, take care of your garden and keep out the weeds, fill it with sunshine kind words, and kind deeds.” – Unknown

34.) “You are the creator of your own garden. Plant kindness and compassion. Water with love and gratitude. And you will enjoy beauty all the days of your life.” – Julie Parker

35.) “A soul without kindness is like a garden without plants and flowers.” – Debasish Mridha

36.) “As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.” – Katherine Francke

37.) “Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.” – Alfred Austin

38.) “Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.” – May Sarton

39.) “Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens refect the kind of care they get.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

40.) “A weed is but an unloved flower.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Other inspirational garden quotes

41.) “Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around work miracles all over.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

42.) “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

43.) “The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.”  – Michael Pollan

44.) “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama

45.) “How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.” – Benjamin Disraeli

46.) “The flower which is single, need not envy thorns that are numerous.” – Rabindranath Tagore

47.) “The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.” – William Wordsworth

48.) “A good garden may have some weeds.” – Thomas Fuller

49.) “When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.” – Horace Walpole

50.) “Plants want to grow; they are on your side as long as you are reasonably sensible.” – Anne Wareham

What do you learn in your garden?

Next time you are in your garden, think about these gardening quotes and the lessons you can learn yourself and pass on to others from the work that you do to grow your plants and flowers.

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Or, if you don’t enjoy gardening on your own, take a walk through another garden or even nature at it’s best and let the beauty and peacefulness of it inspire you in your actions towards others. 

Consider the way others flourish under a kind and gentle spirit the same way a garden does under kind care. 

Keep these quote reminders close at heart for those long winter days when you miss the beauty of the garden in spring and summer. 

What’s your biggest takeaway from these garden quotes and sayings? Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

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