55 Garden Therapy Quotes and Sayings to Heal You

Gardening has long term association with bringing peace, calmness and tranquility in your life.

To help inspire you, we’ve collected 55 inspiring garden therapy quotes to heal your soul and body.

Garden Therapy Quotes


Garden as though you will live forever. ~ William Kent.


Life begins the day you start a garden. ~ Chinese Proverb.


A garden is a friend that you can visit anytime. ~ Unknown.


My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. ~ Claude Monet.


You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~ Unknown.


When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. ~ Ramakrishna.


All gardeners know better than other gardeners. ~ Chinese Proverb.


Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~ A.A. Milne.


Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands. ~ Japanese Proverb.


In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own. ~ Alice Walker.

Inspiring Garden Therapy Quotes

When the going gets tough, the tough go to the garden. ~ Unknown.

Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. ~ Unknown.

Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than emperors. ~ Mary Cantwell.

I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on Earth. ~ Doug Green.

Creating something I can use is the best stress reliever. ~ Blake Lively.

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. ~ Janet Kilburn Phillips.

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~ Vincent Van Gogh.

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. ~ Pablo Neruda.

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

Plant the seeds of your dreams and weed all the objections out. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher.

Happiness is taking a walk in the garden under bright sunshine soon after rain. ~ Unknown.

Healing Garden Therapy Quotes

If you have a garden in your library, everything will be complete. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. ~ Zora Neale Hurston.

The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

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

I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. ~ Alice Sebold.

There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating a paradise. ~ Anne Scott-James.

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. ~ Alexander Smith.

Gardens are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade. ~ Rudyard Kipling.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. ~ Minnie Aumonier.

Gardening As Therapy Quotes

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. ~ Francis Bacon.

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. ~ Oscar de la Rentawn.

Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning. ~ Helen Mirren.

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

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

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

We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough? ~ Wendell Berry.

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. ~ B.C. Forbes.

You never quite know what you do in life that leaves a seed behind that grows into an oak tree. ~ Michael Portillo.

Just for one’s health … it is very necessary to work in the garden and to see the flowers growing. ~ Vincent van Gogh.

Famous Garden Therapy Quotes

Your mind is the garden, your thoughts are the seeds. The harvest can either be flowers or weeds. ~ William Wordsworth.

Gardening is a working meditation for me. It helps me remember process, and it helps me remember patience. ~ Lizz Wright.

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul. ~ Luther Burbank.

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

Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but Love. ~ Rumi.

The lesson I have thoroughly learned, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. ~ Gertrude Jekyll.

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.

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. ~ Alfred Austin.

Quotes about Garden Therapy

If you want to be happy for a day, get drunk. If you want to be happy for a year, get married. But if you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden. ~ Chinese Proverb.

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.

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. ~ Lindley Karstens.

When a garden is used as a place to pause for thought, that is when a Zen garden comes to life. When you contemplate a garden like this it will form a lasting impression on your heart. ~ Muso Soseki.

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expanded effort on them. ~ Liberty Hyde Bailey.

Gardening is the greatest tonic and therapy a human being can have. Even if you have only a tiny piece of earth, you can create something beautiful, which we all have a great need for. If we begin by respecting plants, it’s inevitable we’ll respect people. ~ Audrey Hepburn.

So this ends our list of quotes about gardening therapy.

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