If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.

Robert Brault

“The more I garden the less I know, but the more pleasure I get from it.”

Monty Don

 On Saturday afternoons when all the things are done in the house and there’s no real work to be done, I play Bach and Chopin and turn it up real loudly and get a good bottle of chardonnay and sit out on my deck and look out at the garden.

Maya Angelou

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.

Oscar de la Renta

If I’m in the country, my big idea is to do nothing. It means talking, it means cooking with the leftovers in the fridge – l’art d’accommoder les restes – it means gardening.

Christian Louboutin

If you have a garden in your library, everything will be complete. 

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Letter to Varro, 1st century AD

“I’m not a garden expert in any sense of the meaning, only someone who blunders about in the shrubbery.” 

Mirabel Osler

All images Di Baker Lachlan Valley NSW Australia 2021