If Everton were playing down at the bottom of my garden, I'd draw the curtains.Quoted in ColinJarmanThe Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
It may well be on such a night of clouds and cruel colors that there is brought forth upon the earth such a portent as a respectable poet. You say you are a poet of law ; I say you are a contradiction in terms. I only wonder there were not comets and earthquakes on the night you appeared in this garden.G.K. Chesterton, in Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Martin Gardner The annotated Thursday: G.K. Chesterton's masterpiece, The man who was Thursday, Ignatius Press, 1999, p.38
The garden rose may richly bloom In cultured soil and genial air, To cloud the light of Fashion's room Or droop in Beauty's midnight hair, In lonelier grace, to sun and dew The sweetbrier on the hillside shows Its single leaf and fainter hue, Untrained and wildly free, yet still a sister rose!john greenleaf whittier
But only in time can the moment in the rose - garden , The moment in the arbour where the rain beat, The moment in the draughty church at smokefall Be remembered; involved with past and future .T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets, "Burnt Norton" (1935)
Of all the garden herbes none is of greater vertue than sage.Thomas Cogan, Heaven of Health (1596). Quoting from Schola Salerni, p. 32
Allah's Apostle said, "In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them. And there are two gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of silver; and two other gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of so-and-so (i.e. gold) and nothing will prevent the people staying in the garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face."Narrated Abdullah bin Qais, in Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 402