"In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Gertrude Jekyll on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Gertrude Jekyll on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Gertrude Jekyll on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Gertrude Jekyll on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Gertrude Jekyll on William Shakespeare
"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight."
"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade."
"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness it teaches industry and thrift above all it teaches entire trust."
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."
"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."