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Latin Quote for a Garden

by Katie
(Los Angeles, CA.)

Dear Latin Teacher,

I recently transformed my front yard into a first century Roman garden. Are there any good Latin quotations about gardens or gardening that I can display in my new garden?

Hi Katie,

Here's a famous one from Cicero:

si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil. (Epistulae ad familiares 9.4)

Often translated as: If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

The literal translation: If you have a garden in your library, nothing will be lacking.

Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.



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