20 Best Songs About Gardens

By Nico Gonzalez

Gardens are a place of peace and serenity.

They can be places where you go to relax, or they can bring beauty into your life when everything else is going wrong.

From classical music to modern rock, here are the 20 best songs about gardens that will have you appreciating this beautiful part of nature in a whole new way.


Birch Tree – Foals Band

FOALS - Birch Tree [Official Music Video]

Birch Tree is a mournful ballad about the death of a loved one.

The lyrics are written from the perspective of the deceased, and they describe the beauty of the birch tree in the garden where they used to play with their partner.

This song is a touching tribute to the memories of a lost loved one.

Many of the lyrics celebrate memories of a lost lover, “Wherever you are, remember me / And the birch tree in our garden.”

Hunger Of The Pine – Alt-J

alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine (Official Video)

Hunger of the Pine is a song by Alt-J. It was released on June 23, 2014 as the lead single from their second studio album, This Is All Yours.

The song was written by Alt-J and produced by Charlie Andrew.

Hunger of the Pine peaked at number 73 on the UK Singles Chart.

Its lyrics are mainly an analogy for how a modern rock fan approaches the relationship between the band and their audience.

The song is about a desire to live in a world where there are no cellphones, and no one has ever heard of Alt-J.

The protagonist wishes that he could “plug into” his lover, but realizes that it’s impossible because of “all this technology”, and feels an intense desire to “get off the grid”.

Old Pine – Ben Howard

Ben Howard - Old Pine

Old Pine is a song about a man who is looking back at his life.

He remembers all of the good times he has had, and how the garden has been a part of those memories.

The song reflects on the beauty of gardens, and how they can be a source of comfort and happiness.

Its lyrics say that the garden is “a place where we can all escape”, and how it gives him a sense of security.

The song was covered by English indie pop band Blossoms in 2016, and reached number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

The lyrics notably omit any reference to gardens or nature, but use only the word peaceful (which is repeated several times throughout the song).

Lemon Tree – Fool’s Garden

Fool's Garden - Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree is a song by the German rock band Fool’s Garden.

The song was written by lead singer Peter Freudenthaler and released in 1995.

The song is about a man who is in love with a woman who refuses to leave her husband, even though she loves the man singing the song.

The lyrics of the song are as follows: “She stays in her little lemon tree/And watches the ships sailing away/And she dreams of a time she can be free/To love me again”. 

The song has been covered by many artists, and was featured in an episode of the TV show Scrubs.

Mango Tree – Angus & Julia

Angus and Julia Stone - Mango Tree [Official Music Video]

Mango Tree by Angus & Julia is a beautiful song about the simplicity and beauty of gardens.

The song speaks to the peace and tranquility that can be found in nature, and how gardens can provide a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you’re looking for a song to appreciate the beauty of gardens, look no further than Mango Tree.

Its lyrics and melody will be sure to delight.

An Olive Tree – Judith Durham

Judith Durham-The Olive Tree(1968)

An Olive Tree is a song by Judith Durham, which was originally released in 1971.

The song is about the singer’s admiration for an olive tree that she saw while travelling in Greece.

She says that the olive tree was “a thing of beauty” and that it made her feel happy.

Many interpretations have been made about the song, but it is generally thought to be a reflection on nature and how it makes people feel.

Its lyrics are simple and deal with the natural beauty of the olive tree.

In terms of musical style, An Olive Tree has been described as a “bluesy” folk song.

The music video shows Durham singing the lyrics while resting against a large rock—similar to how she stands in many photographs from 1971.

Heart of Oak – Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley - Heart Of Oak (Official Video)

Heart of Oak is a song by Richard Hawley that was released in 2006 as the lead single from his album Coles Corner.

The song was written by Hawley and Jarvis Cocker and is based on the traditional folk song The Seeds of Love.

The lyrics of the song are about a young man who is in love with a girl who does not return his affections.

He tells her that he will always love her, even though she has left him.

Throughout the song he refers to plants and flowers in order to describe his emotions.

Bring Me Edelweiss – Edelweiss

Edelweiss - "Bring Me Edelweiss"

The song, “Bring Me Edelweiss” by the group Edelweiss is a beautiful tribute to the alpine flower Edelweiss.

The song lyrics are poetic and heartfelt, and the melody is haunting and beautiful.

If you’re looking for a song that will make you appreciate the beauty of gardens, look no further than “Bring Me Edelweiss.”

“Bring Me Edelweiss” is a song by the group Edelweiss.

It was originally released in 1995 on their debut album, No More Words.

Cactus – David Bowie

David Bowie - Cactus

David Bowie’s 1972 song “Cactus” is a beautiful ode to the desert and all its wonders.

With lyrics like “the cactus is alive with magic,” Bowie captures the mystery and allure of the desert in a way that is both poetic and mesmerizing.

If you’re looking for a song that will make you appreciate the beauty of gardens, then look no further than “Cactus.”

Its lyrics and music will capture your attention and take you on an auditory journey through cacti and blooming flowers.

Desert Rose – Sting

Sting - Desert Rose

Desert Rose is a haunting ballad about a doomed love affair.

The lyrics paint a picture of a couple who meet in a beautiful garden, but who are forced to part ways and never see each other again.

The song is both sad and beautiful, and is a perfect tribute to the power of love and gardens.

Many of Sting’s songs are about love, but this is the only one that mentions a garden.

Some of the other songs that Sting has produced are about other subjects, such as political corruption.

Amaryllis – Shinedown

Shinedown - Amaryllis

The song Amaryllis by Shinedown is a beautiful tribute to gardens and the peace they can provide.

The lyrics talk about how the singer found sanctuary in a garden, and how the flowers there helped to heal his broken heart.

This song is a great reminder of the power that gardens can have to soothe our souls.

Many great artists have been inspired by gardens over the years.

Some, like Elton John and Joni Mitchell, wrote songs about their own very personal experiences in gardens.

Others, like Enya and Santana, were inspired by nature to write music that celebrates it.

Every Rose has Its Thorn – The Poison

Poison-Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Every Rose Has Its Thorn is a rock ballad written by Bret Michaels and Jim Peterik.

It was first released by the band Poison in 1988 as the fourth single from their debut album, Look What the Cat Dragged In.

The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1988 and remained there for three weeks.

It also topped the charts in Australia and Canada.

The song is about a failed relationship, and its lyrics deal with the protagonist’s feelings of betrayal and anger.

Bret Michaels has said that the song is about his parents’ divorce.

Roses – Shawn Mendes

Roses is a song by Shawn Mendes that was released in 2018.

The song is about Mendes’ relationship with a girl and how it ended.

Mendes has said that the song is about “the idea of wanting somebody so bad that you’re just like, ‘I’m going to do whatever it takes.’

And then eventually getting what you want, but then it’s not what you thought it would be.”

The song has a folk-pop sound and was written by Mendes, Teddy Geiger, and Scott Harris.

Mendes has said that Roses was inspired by a romantic relationship he had in 2015.

In the song, Mendes is asking for roses from his lover and says “I would do anything” to get them.

Black Roses – by Alana Grace

Alana Grace Black Roses Red

Black Roses Red is a song about a young girl who is in love with a boy who is in love with someone else.

The girl is trying to figure out what to do, and in the end, she decides to let him go.

Many people interpret the girl as a garden, and the boy as a gardener.

The song is written from the perspective of the girl, and it’s a really beautiful song.

Alana Grace does an amazing job of capturing the feeling of being in love and losing someone you love.

Flower – Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue - Flower (Official Video)

Flower is a song by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue, taken from her eighth studio album, “Impossible Princess” (1997).

It was written by Minogue, Steve Anderson and Imogen Heap, and produced by Anderson.

The song was released as the album’s third and final single on 9 March 1998 by Deconstruction and Mushroom Records.

A dance-pop song, Flower is about a love affair that has ended.

Critics were divided over the song; some praised its production, while others dismissed it as unmemorable.

Commercially, the song was a moderate success.

It reached the top twenty in Australia and the United Kingdom, and peaked inside the top forty in Ireland.

An accompanying music video was directed by Dawn Shadforth and features Minogue in a futuristic white environment.

Two Dozen Roses – Shenandoah

“Two Dozen Roses” is a song about a man who is in love with a woman who has left him.

He remembers the good times they had together and how happy he was when she was with him.

He tells her that he still loves her and will always love her, no matter what happens.

Many people compare the lyrics to Shakespeare’s poem “Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day”

This song is about hope.

Even if the world around you seems dark, there is always some light left.

If you have faith in yourself, hope for the future and love in your heart you can keep going no matter what happens.

The song is saying that if it can get better, then you should go on and live your life to the fullest.

Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran

Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran [Lyric]

Supermarket Flowers is a beautiful song about a man who is missing his loved one.

He remembers the happy times they spent together in the garden, and he wishes he could see her again.

This song is a great testament to the power of gardens to bring happiness and peace to our lives.

This song’s lyrics focus on the way gardens and nature influence the world around us.

The music video features a blindfolded man in a garden who cannot see the beauty of the setting.

The message is that we sometimes miss out on things simply because we lack sight, or because we do not look for them.

The poem also references famous gardens, including the Garden of Eden.

Dandelion – Ruth B.

Ruth B. - Dandelions (Audio)

Dandelion is a song by Ruth B. that tells the story of a young girl who is in love with a boy who is leaving town.

She sings about how she will always love him, even though he is far away.

The song is emotional and beautiful, and it will touch your heart.

Plus, it’s a great reminder that even though people leave sometimes, the love they have planted in our hearts will always remain.

Dandelion is a song by Ruth B. that tells the story of a young girl who is in love with a boy who is leaving town.

She sings about how she will always love him, even though he is far away.

The song is emotional and beautiful, and it will touch your heart.

Plus, it’s a great reminder that even though people leave sometimes, the love they have planted in our hearts will always remain.

Sunflower – Post Malone and Swae Lee

Post Malone, Swae Lee - Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee is a great song to listen to when you’re in a garden.

The lyrics talk about how the sunflower is always looking up towards the sun, and it’s a metaphor for how the singers are always looking up to their loved ones.

The song is upbeat and optimistic, and it’s the perfect thing to listen to when you’re feeling good.

Many gardeners listen to music that’s either classical or upbeat, and this song is both.

Some people might think it’s a bit too pop focused, and prefer classical styles, but the combination of the two is an interesting one.

Octopus’s Garden – The Beatles

Octopus's Garden (Remastered 2009)

The Beatles were known for their beautiful, melodic songs, and “Octopus’s Garden” is no exception.

This song is about a sea octopus who decides to retire from the sea and build himself a garden on the shore.

The lyrics are whimsical and charming, and the song is upbeat and cheerful.

If you’re looking for a song to make you feel happy and relaxed, “Octopus’s Garden” is definitely worth a listen.

Some of the lyrics are difficult to make out, but it’s still worth giving a listen.

Many people might recognize the song because it was featured in a Super Bowl commercial, but there’s nothing quite like hearing Ringo Starr play it.