What is gardening to you?
Removing weeds, cutting the grass, admiring the view? In other words, maintaining good order and a high standard.
Or does it mean adding plants, building new beds, growing and harvesting fruit? In that case, it is more experimental and creative.
As with cooking, I”m more of the first, though will fulfil someone else’s vision along the lines of the second (mentioning no names…)
Jesus talked about God powerfully as a gardener – though there are also ample illustrations from the writings in the Old Testament.
But God doesn’t seem interested in creating a garden, but simply ensuring that the plants thrive.
In fact, in the words recorded in John 15, Jesus suggests that all plants should be grafted into a stock, and get their nourishment from that rather than bother with soil, roots, and all that messing about. Draw your goodness direct from the vine.
Perhaps more like hydroponics. That’s more a picture from Revelation (though also Old Testament prophecy) of the Fountain feeding the church.
That’s gardening to God. So that’s how his plants grow.