"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Gertrude Jekyll on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Gertrude Jekyll on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Gertrude Jekyll on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Gertrude Jekyll on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Gertrude Jekyll on George Bernard Shaw
"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 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."
"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."