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Christian Saints cover many areas and gardening is included. There are several different gardening saints who are patrons to different aspects of gardening and plants.
Saint Dorothy (died ca. 311) was a 4th century virgin martyr who was executed at Caesarea Mazaca. She is the patron saint of horticulture, brewers, brides, florists, and gardeners.
Isidore the Farmer, (c. 1070 – 15 May 1130) was a Spanish day laborer known for his goodness toward the poor and animals. He is the Catholic patron saint of farmers and of the city of Madrid.
St. Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He is the patron saint of animals and the Plants
Saint Urban was was Pope from 14 October 222 to 230. He is the patron saint of vineyards and grape growers.
St. Anthony of Padua
Anthony of Padua O.F.M., (born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231) was a Portuguese Catholic priest and He is the patron saint of harvests and lost animals.
Saint Fiacre (died c. 670) is the Irish patron saint of herb gardens and men who like to garden.
Saint Phocas is the patron saint of gardeners, agricultural workers, farm workers, farmers, and field-hands.
Saint Valentine was a third century Christian martyr who is the patron saint of lovers and small intimate gardens.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and organic gardening.