"The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before."
Vita Sackville-West, 1892-1962, England
"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass onto others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives."
Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), England
"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 (1936-1996), England
"All gardening is landscape painting."
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), England