Landscaping Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old landscaping quotes, landscaping sayings, and landscaping proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it. unknown
The garden must first be prepared in the soul first or else it will not flourish. Anonymous
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. Anonymous
Successful gardening is doing what has to be done when it has to be done the way it ought to be done whether you want to do it or not. Jerry Baker
Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized. Allan Armitage
Don't underestimate the therapeutic value of gardening. It's the one area where we can all use our nascent creative talents to make a truly satisfying work of art. Every individual, with thought, patience and a large portion of help from nature, has it in them to create their own private paradise: truly a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. Geoff Hamilton
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi
Though we travel the world over to find beauty, we must carry it with us or we find it not . The difference between landscape and landscape is small, but there is a great difference in beholders. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. Abraham Lincoln
This is the real secret of life to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. Alan Watts
All gardening is landscape painting. Alexander Pope
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show. Andrew Wyeth
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. Charles Lindbergh
One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds. Dan Bennett
I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow. David Hobson
Gardeners are generous people and perennials, which grow and multiply, help foster these instincts. David Scheid
Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden than any place else on earth. Dorothy Frances Gurney
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. Doug Larson
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. Greek Proverb
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. Helen Keller
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning. Helen Mirren
The mind is never more highly gratified than in contemplating a natural landscape. Henry Home
Successful gardening is doing what has to be done when it has to be done the way it ought to be done whether you want to do it or not. Jerry Baker
I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I work in the garden. John Erskine
The soul of a landscape, the spirits of the elements, the genius of every place will be revealed to a loving view of nature. Karl Jaspers
When gardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow, but the gardeners themselves. Ken Druse
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
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
The sun's glow had given way to a brilliant twilight that colored the great mountains with violet and orange rivers Michael R. Hicks
Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. Oscar de la Renta