Gardening, George

Top 10 Inspirational Gardening Quotes

The life of a gardener can be a tough one. Hours of toil out in the cold, wind, sun and rain… we can all do with a little something to inspire us now and then. So we’ve gathered a collection of our favourite inspirational gardening quotes – a few words of wisdom to keep you going!


Audrey Hepburn Quote
‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ – Audrey Hepburn


Abraham Lincoln Quote
‘We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses’ – Abraham Lincoln


Janet Kilburn Phillips
‘There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments’ – Janet Kilburn Phillips


Francis Bacon Quote
‘a garden… is the purest of human pleasures’ – Francis Bacon


Gertrude Jekyll Quote
‘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


Oscar de la Renta Quote
‘Gardening is the work of a lifetime: you never finish’ – Oscar de la Renta


Mahatma Gandhi Quote
‘To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves’ – Mahatma Gandhi


C. L. Fornari Quote
‘No life is without difficulties, no garden is without weeds’ – C. L. Fornari


Marcus Tullius Cicero Quote
‘If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need’ – Marcus Tullius Cicero


H. E. Bates Quote
‘The garden that is finished is dead’ – H. E. Bates

Do let us know if there are any other motivational gardening quotations that you love!

George at PrimroseGeorge works in the Primrose marketing team. As a lover of all things filmic, he also gets involved with our TV ads and web videos.

George’s idea of the perfect time in the garden is a long afternoon sitting in the shade with a good book. A cool breeze, peace and quiet… But of course, he’s usually disturbed by his energetic wire fox terrier, Poppy!

He writes about his misadventures in repotting plants and new discoveries about cat repellers.

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