The Gardener Says | Book


The Gardener Says invites readers to a festive garden party where an array of guests from Gertrude Jekyll and Henry David Thoreau to Michelle Obama and Michael Pollan share their insights and words of inspiration. Whether the reveries of poets or the theories of landscape designers, these quotes highlight the joys and challenges of gardening—the exhaustion at the end of a long day's work, the satisfaction of seeing a flower blossom, the peace and happiness of hours spent in quiet contemplation.

A delightful pastime, a potent tool for ecological and social transformation, and a crucial reminder of our place in nature, gardening is, in the words of Mirabel Osler, the one occupation where "if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling."