Garden Phobias and trivia

Garden trivia and odd facts make gardening interesting. I have found several Phobias that relate to gardening and the outdoors.

There should be one for the fear of weeding!

If you know of any more please send them and they will be added to the list.

  • Alliumphobia – the fear of garlic
  • Anthrophobia – Fear of flowers.
  • Apiphobia – the fear of bees
  • Arachnophobia – is the fear of spiders
  • Botanophobia – Fear of plants
  • Ceraunophobia – is the fear of thunder
  • Dendrophobia – Fear of trees
  • Entomophobia – Fear of insects.
  • Gnomophobia – fear of garden Gnomes
  • Heliophobia – Fear of the sun.
  • Hydrophobia – the fear of water
  • Insectophobia – the fear of insects. ( also see Entomophobia)
  • Lachanophobia – the fear of vegetables I have seen the look of fear on peoples faces when you mention Zucchini
  • Mycophobia- is the fear of mushrooms. Many mushrooms are poisonous.
  • Mysophobia – Fear of dirt and germs
  • Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes.
  • Ornithophobia – Fear of birds.
  • Pagophobia – the fear of ice or frost.
  • Parasitophobia – the fear of parasites
  • Panthophobia – is the fear of disease. Not limited to plant disease
  • Pteridophobia – Fear of ferns.
  • Ranidaphobia – fear of frogs
  • Rupophobia – is the fear of dirt
  • Scoleciphobia – the fear of worms
  • Seplophobia – the fear of decaying matter. Compost piles fit well in this category
  • Selenophobia – Fear of the moon.
  • Tonitrophobia – Fear of thunder
  • Zemmiphophobia
  • Zoophobia – Fear of animals

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