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Gardens

One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth. ~ Dorothy Frances Gurney

Gardens are planned spaces, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials. The most common form today is known as a residential garden, but the term garden has traditionally been a more general one. Zoos, which display wild animals in simulated natural habitats, were formerly called zoological gardens. Western gardens are almost universally based on plants, with garden often signifying a shortened form of botanical garden.

QuotesEdit

We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. ~ Eve
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  • Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit.
    • If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
    • Cicero, Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro.
  • We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
  • Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother,
    And half the platform just reflects the other.
    The suff'ring eye inverted nature sees,
    Trees cut in statues, statues thick as trees;
    With here a fountain never to be play'd,
    And there a summer-house that knows no shade.
  • Come into the garden, Maud,
    For the black bat, night, has flown.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 307
  • My garden is a lovesome thing—God wot!
    Rose plot,
    Fringed pool,
    Fern grot—
    The veriest school
    Of peace; and yet the fool
    Contends that God is not.—
    Not God in gardens! When the sun is cool?
    Nay, but I have a sign!
    'Tis very sure God walks in mine.
  • God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
  • My garden is a forest ledge
    Which older forests bound;
    The banks slope down to the blue lake-edge,
    Then plunge to depths profound!
  • An album is a garden, not for show
    Planted, but use; where wholesome herbs should grow.
  • I walk down the garden paths,
    And all the daffodils
    Are blowing, and the bright blue squills.
    I walk down the patterned garden-paths
    In my stiff, brocaded gown.
    With my powdered hair, and jewelled fan,
    I too am a rare
    Pattern. As I wander down
    The garden paths.
  • And add to these retired Leisure,
    That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.
  • A little garden square and wall'd;
    And in it throve an ancient evergreen,
    A yew-tree, and all round it ran a walk
    Of shingle, and a walk divided it.
  • The garden lies,
    A league of grass, wash'd by a slow broad stream.
  • The splash and stir
    Of fountains spouted up and showering down
    In meshes of the jasmine and the rose:
    And all about us peal'd the nightingale,
    Rapt in her song, and careless of the snare.
  • A little garden Little Jowett made,
    And fenced it with a little palisade;
    If you would know the mind of little Jowett,
    This little garden don't a little show it.
    • Francis Wrangham, Epigram on Dr. Joseph Jowett. Familiarly known as "Jowett's little garden." Claimed for William Lort Mansel and Mr. Horry.

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