The Glory of Gardening

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.

Share the botanical bliss of gardeners through the ages, who have cultivated philosophies to apply to their own – and our own – lives. Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.”

Alfred Austin, The Garden that I Love, 1894

Alfred Austin, born in northern England in 1835, was poet-laureate at the end of the 19th century. His prose and poetry was characterized by a deep love of England and the English countryside and flora.

11 thoughts on “The Glory of Gardening

  1. Hi Cathy: I enjoyed the quote. it is so fitting and how true it is. I think I am never more alive than when “my hands are in the dirt and my head is in the sun”. Thanks.

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