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In his enchanted gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whispering and the champagne and the stars. The Great Gatsby 1974 starring & Robert Redford & Mia Farrow & Bruce Dern & Sam Waterston & Karen Black & Scott Wilson & Lois Chiles & Edward Herrmann & Howard da Silva & Kathryn Leigh Scott & Regina Baff et al, director Jack Clayton
There are fairies at the bottom of our garden! Rose Fyleman, Fairies and Chimneys, 1918
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. George Bernard Shaw
We are stardust,
We are golden,
And we got to get ourselves
Back to the garden. Joni Mitchell, Woodstock, 1969 song
Now ’tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted;
Suffer them now, and they’ll overgrow the garden,
They choke the herbs for want of husbandry. William Shakespeare, The First Part of the Contention II Henry VI III i 30-33, Queen Margaret
And Adam was a gardener. ibid. IV ii 146
Virtue? A fig! ’Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners. (Life’s Like That & Virtue & Garden) William Shakespeare, Othello I iii @319
’Tis an unweeded garden
That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely. William Shakespeare, Hamlet I ii 135-137, Hamlet
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero
I want death to find me planting my cabbages, but caring little for it, and even less about the imperfections of my garden. Montaigne aka Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Essais, 1580
This is my garden and of course over the last forty years I’ve amassed a grand array of antique machinery … But now I’ve got an even bigger project on the go – it is really a bit unusual to have a pit-head-gear in your back garden … I’ve got a grand plan … to build a replica coal mine in my garden … My idea is to build a working replica of a mine to show just what it were like. This programme really is about steam, coal and our industrial heritage, and my attempts to preserve some of it here in my back garden. Fred Dibnah, Dig With Fred, BBC 2004
It were steam that drove the coal industry. ibid.
Every mine needs to have three things: 1) a mine shaft which of course is a big hole in the ground that goes all the way down to where the coal is buried; 2) the winding engine which really is a winch which lowers the men down to the coal and winds up the spoils of the digging operation; 3) the pit-head gear. ibid.
So, you lay the bricks on the iron ring a few feet at a time which provides a sort of foundation, and you brick up the gap to the underside of the brickwork where you last left off. ibid.
We’ve got to build a railway from the top of the shaft … ibid.
It’s time we set up the health and safety aspect of it. ibid.
Trouble. Big problems … Another visit from the Council. ibid.
Fred’s garden is unique. It was all assembled from scrap and the cast-offs from old mills and factories. But it is probably the finest working example of a steam-powered engineering workshop in the country. Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel and Stone e2: Back Street Mechanic, BBC 2006
It is really a bit unusual to have a pit-head gear in your back garden ... I’ve got this plan to actually build a replica coal mine in me garden. Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel and Stone e8: Riches Beneath the Earth
All gardening is landscape-painting. Alexander Pope
We must cultivate our garden. Voltaire, Candide, 1759
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the Garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest. Voltaire
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow? Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book c.1744
Round and round the garden
Like a teddy bear. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s Heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth. Dorothy Frances Gurney, God’s Garden, 1913
And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall make them enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow – to dwell therein for ever; there for them are pure companions – and We shall make them enter plenteous shade. Koran 4:57
A garden requires patient labour and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfil good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. Liberty Hyde Bailey
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree, I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, I went up there if I was sad, and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and the sky. Jane Goodall
If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden, I’d draw the curtains. Bill Shankly, Liverpool manager
The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul. Thomas More
God made a beauteous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said ‘To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowers tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end.’ Robert Frost, God’s Garden
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. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Enoch Arden l731
Come into the garden, Maud,
For the black bat, night, has flown. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Maud; A Monodrama 1855 XXII i
And add to these retired Leisure,
That in trim gardens takes his pleasure. John Milton, Il Pensoroso l49