Whether you’re looking for a meaningful yet quick Instagram caption or you’re just craving some inspiration, these curated quotes will be just what you need.
The garden has been a source of solace, peace, and inspiration for centuries. All kinds of famous writers, poets, and artists draw on their flower and vegetable gardens to find beauty and creativity.
It’s no wonder there are so many fantastic quotes that will uplift you, encourage you, or cause you to think!
Garden Quotes for Instagram
These quotes are especially helpful when you’re posting a garden photo or video for an Instagram post. When you’re posting on social media, creativity doesn’t always come easily! I know firsthand how frustrating it can be to come up with something interesting, educational, witty, or thoughtful to say in your Instagram captions.
Instead of sitting in writer’s block for hours, choose one of these lovely garden quotes and use that as your caption. Who knows, you may even find inspiration to write your own once you’ve scrolled through these famous words.
If you find one you love, don’t forget to pin it on Pinterest so you have it when you need it!
If you want inspiration in your pocket to remember, download some of these quotes as free phone wallpapers.
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood
“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
“But each spring… a gardening instinct, sure as the sap rising in the trees, stirs within us. We look about and decide to tame another little bit of ground.” – Lewis Gantt
“A person who undertakes to grow a garden at home, by practices that will preserve rather than exploit the economy of the soil, has his mind precisely against what is wrong with us.” – Wendell Berry
“In summer there were white and damask roses, and the smell of thyme and musk. In Spring there were green gooseberries and throstles [thrush], and the flowers they call ceninen [daffodils]. And leeks and cabbages also grew in that garden; and between long straight alleys, and apple-trained espaliers, there were beds of strawberries, and mint, and sage.” – Beatrix Potter
“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.” – Minnie Aumonier
“A garden is evidence of faith. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting.” – Gladys Taber
“I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements of to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.” – David Hobson
“Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning.” – Helen Mirren
“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.” – Alfred Austin
“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.” – Wendell Berry
“There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp.” – John Steinbeck
“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” – Gertrude Jekyll
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Gardens and children need the same things- patience, love and someone who will never give up on them.” – Nicolette Sowder
“How lovely the silence of growing things.” – Unknown
“My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.” –Andrew Weil
“Gardening is the work of a lifetime: You never finish.” – Oscar De La Renta
“Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.” – Unknown
“If you grow a garden you are going to shed some sweat, and you are going to spend some time bent over; you will experience some aches and pains. But it is in the willingness to accept this discomfort that we strike the most telling blow against the power plants and what they represent.” – Wendell Berry
“The greatest gift of a garden is the restoration of the five senses.” – Hanna Rion
“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” – Janet Kilburn Phillips
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson
“Gardening is cheaper than therapy – and you get tomatoes.” – Unknown
“We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?”
– Wendell Berry
“All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.” – Indian proverb
“One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use, is the gardener’s own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race.”
– Wendell Berry
“An hour’s hard digging is a good way of getting one’s mind back in the right perspective.” – Richard Briers
“The grower of trees, the gardener, the man born to farming, whose hands reach into the ground and sprout, to him the soil is a divine drug. He enters into death yearly, and comes back rejoicing. He has seen the light lie down in the dung heap, and rise again in the corn.” – Wendell Berry
“There is a kind of immortality in every garden.” – Gladys Taber
“On Saturday afternoons when all the things are done in the house and there’s no real work to be done, I play Bach and Chopin and turn it up real loudly and get a good bottle of chardonnay and sit out on my deck and look out at the garden.” –Maya Angelou
“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 pleasure of eating should be an extensive pleasure, not that of the mere gourmet. People who know the garden in which their vegetables have grown and know that the garden is healthy will remember the beauty of the growing plants, perhaps in the dewy first light of morning when gardens are at their best. Such a memory involves itself with the food and is one of the pleasures of eating.” – Wendell Berry
“As I leave the garden, I take with me a renewed view and a quiet soul.” – Jessica Coupe
“If I’m in the country, my big idea is to do nothing. It means talking, it means cooking with the leftovers in the fridge – l’art d’accommoder les restes – it means gardening.” –Christian Louboutin
“Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are. – Alfred Austin
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank
“A person who undertakes to grow a garden at home, by practices that will preserve rather than exploit the economy of the soil, has his mind precisely against what is wrong with us… What I am saying is that if we apply our minds directly and competently to the needs of the earth, then we will have begun to make fundamental and necessary changes in our minds. We will begin to understand and to mistrust and to change our wasteful economy, which markets not just the produce of earth, but also the earth’s ability to produce.” – Wendell Berry
“She came to her garden and whispered to the plants until her smile returned and her mind was calm.”
“My wish is to stay always like this: living quietly in a corning of nature.” – Claude Monet
“I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.” – Julie Moir Messervy
“If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.” – Robert Brault
“I always see gardening as an escape, as peace really. If you are angry or troubled, nothing provides the same solace as nurturing the soil.” – Monty Don
“When in the fresh morning I go into my garden before anyone else is awake, I go for the time being into perfect happiness.” – Unknown
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
– Khalil Gibran
“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
“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
“It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.” – James Douglas
“We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.” – Voltaire
“I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.”
– Phyllis Theroux
“My extravagance is my garden – it’s the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.” – Ina Garten
There you have it: the all-time best inspirational garden quotes! I hope they ignite your creativity, cure your writer’s block in your Instagram posts, and encourage you to get outside in your own garden today.