20 Songs About Gardening

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced gardener, there’s nothing like the feeling of satisfaction that comes from growing your own plants and vegetables. And what better way to celebrate your love of gardening than by listening to some great music about it? 

Here are 20 songs that will get you in the gardening spirit!

1. “Desert Rose” by Sting

“Desert Rose” is a single from Sting’s album, Brand New Day. The lyrics for the song were inspired by Frank Herbert’s novel, Dune.

The calming words of serenity by Sting combined with the orienting music and heartbeat create a wonderful feeling of relaxation. This would make you feel like you are in a desert oasis.

2. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison

Although it’s true that “every rose has its thorn,” this song by Poison is not about the thorns on a rose bush. It’s actually about a failed relationship.

The lyrics talk about how love can be so beautiful, but it can also cause so much pain. It was released in 1988 as part of the Open Up and Say… Ahh! album.

3. “Roses” by Shawn Mendes

Another song that will have you thinking about love while tending. your garden, “Roses” by Shawn Mendes is a beautiful ballad that was released in 2016.

The lyrics talk about how love can make you feel like you’re on top of the world one minute and then tear your heart out the next. You can find it on his hit album Illuminate.

4. “Bed of Roses” by Bon Jovi

A classic rock ballad about love and loss, “Bed of Roses” by Bon Jovi was released in 1993 as part of the album Keep the Faith.

The lyrics talk about how sometimes love can be so beautiful that it hurts. It has been covered by many artists over the years, but there’s something about the original that just can’t be beaten.

5. “Sunflower” by Harry Styles

Who doesn’t love sunflowers? They are such happy-looking flowers that it’s hard not to smile when you see them. Harry Styles’ song “Sunflower” is an ode to the person he loves and how sunflowers make him think of them. This track can be streamed on all music platforms out there.

6. “In the Garden” by Van Morrison

Van Morrison is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is known for his work in the Celtic and Folk genres. “In the Garden” is a song about finding peace in nature.

The lyrics talk about how being in the garden can help you forget all your troubles and worries. You can find it on his No Guru, No Method, No Teacher album.

7. “Will it Grow” by Jakob Dylan

“Will It Grow” is a song about hope and new beginnings. The lyrics talk about how he is trying to move on from the pain and start fresh with a new relationship. You can find it on his Seeing Things album which was released in 2008.

8. “Heart of Oak” by Richard Hawley

Next on the list is “Heart of Oak” by Richard Hawley. This song is about finding strength in nature. The lyrics talk about how the heart of an oak tree is strong and resilient, just like the human heart. You can find it on his Hollow Meadows album.

9. “Bloom” by Troye Sivan

When flowers bloom, it’s a sign of hope. This song is about how love can make us feel like we’re blooming, too.

Sivan premiered the song with an interview, revealing it to be a gay anthem about “the receptive partner losing his holiness”, with sexual undertones. You can find it on his album with the same title.

10. “Empty Garden” by Elton John

Here’s a sad song about seeing an abandoned garden that used to be full of life. The empty garden is a symbol of the singer’s feelings after the death of his friend, John Lennon. It’s a sad but beautiful song, and definitely worth a listen. You can find it on the album “Jump Up!”

11. “When the Fields Are White With Daisies” by Norman Blake

“When the fields are white with daisies, I will come to you.” This simple but pretty song is about a lover who promises to return when the flowers bloom again.

It’s a classic country song that has been covered by many artists over the years. You can find it on Blake’s album Back Home in Sulphur Springs.

12. “Garden (Say It Like Dat)” by SZA

Sza has been making waves in the R&B world with her unique sound and candid lyrics. This song is about a failed relationship, and how it can feel like your whole world is crashing down.

She associates the garden with a paradise that has been lost. You can find it on her album Ctrl released in 2017.

13. “Tend My Garden” by James Gang

This next song is called “Tend My Garden” and it is by James Gang. The lyrics talk about wanting the person you admire to come over to your place and help you take care of your garden and other stuff.

It’s a pretty funny song, but it also has a lot of heart. You can stream it on all music platforms out there.

14. “Strawberry Swing” by Coldplay

Coldplay is a British rock band that has been around since the late 1990s. “Strawberry Swing” was almost not included in Viva La Vida, but Chris Martin fought to have it on the album.

The allusion to a “strawberry swing” creates the image of an idyllic childhood moment that is only made perfect by being shared with those we love.

15. “Just Another Sucker on the Vine” by Tom Waits

Next on the list is “Just Another Sucker on the Vine” by Tom Waits. If you love listening to instrumental music while gardening, then this song is perfect for you. It’s a pretty upbeat tune, and you can give it a listen on your favorite streaming platform.

16. “Let it Grow” by Eric Clapton

“Let it Grow” is a song by Eric Clapton that was released in 1974. It’s a pretty mellow tune, and the lyrics talk about how we should all just let things grow and not force them.

This is definitely a song to listen to when you’re doing some chill gardening. You can find it on his 461 Ocean Boulevard album.

17. “Willow Garden” by Roscoe Holcomb

For the country fans out there, we’ve got “Willow Garden” by Roscoe Holcomb. This song is about a man who is in jail and is thinking about his willow garden back home. You can find it on Holcomb’s An Untamed Sense Of Control album which can be streamed on all music platforms.

18. “Lemon Tree” by Fool’s Garden

This is an oldie but a goodie. “Lemon Tree” by Fool’s Garden is a song that was released in the mid-’90s and it’s about, you guessed it, a lemon tree. The lyrics talk about how everything changes and nothing stays the same. You can find it on their Dish of the Day album.

19. “In the Garden” by Michael Hurley

This next song will take us from the country to the city. Michael Hurley’s “In the Garden” is a simple, beautiful ode to gardening and the love of his life.

He mentions all the things they do together. The song has a lovely, wistful quality to it, and ends with the couple looking forward to spending their retirement gardening together.

20. “Bring Me Edelweiss” by Edelweiss

Finishing off this list is a song that’s not about gardening specifically, but which features the titular flower prominently. Edelweiss is a traditional Alpine flower, and in this song, it represents the hope and purity of young love.

The lyrics are very simple, but they’re incredibly moving. This is a perfect song to listen to while you’re doing some spring gardening.

Final Thoughts

Gardening is a great way to get outside, get some exercise, and enjoy the beauty of nature. And it’s also a great source of inspiration for musicians. These 20 songs about gardening are just a small sampling of the many great tunes out there on the subject.

So put on your gardening gloves, grab your trowel, and get ready to rock out while you plant some flowers!