Garden Phobias

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About Garden Related Phobies

Garden phobias are pretty common. People have more fears than you can shake a Zucchini at. There’s someone out there, who is scared of just about anything and everything. If new, undocumented fears arise, Psychologists are more than willing to create a new name for them. Listed below are garden-related phobias that just might scare the daylights out of you. Although, we hope that none of them fit you!

Acarophobia- fear of itching or insects that cause itching.

Alliumphobia – the fear of garlic

Anthophobia – the fear of flowers

Apiphobia – the fear of bees

Arachnophobia – is the fear of spiders

Astraphobia – the fear of thunder and lightning

Batrachophobia- fear of amphibians: frogs, newts, salamanders

Botanophobia –  this is a gardener that is afraid of plants!!!

Bufonophobia – you have this because you are scared of toads

Ceraunophobia – is the fear of thunder

Cnidophobia- fear of stings

Cryophobia- the fear of extreme cold, ice, or frost

Dendrophobia: – the fear of trees

Entomophobia – the fear of insects

Heliophobia – the fear of the sun

Hydrophobia – the fear of water

Insectophobia – the fear of insects. There are so many bugs out there, that they get two names( also see Entomophobia)

Lachanophobia – the fear of vegetables

Mycophobia – is the fear of mushrooms. Many mushrooms are poisonous. Perhaps this fear has some merit!?!

Mottephobia – why, you are afraid of moths!

Myrmecophobia – is the fear of ants

Nyctophobia – the fear of night or darkness

Ombrophobia – is the fear of rain

Ophidiophobia –  are you are scared of snakes?  … me, too

Ornithophobia – the fear of birds, especially birds that are after your garden goodies

Phagophobia- the fear of ice or frost. Gardeners are justified in having this one.

Panthophobia – is the fear of disease. Not limited to plant disease.

Parasitophobia – the fear of parasites

Ranidaphobia – the fear of frogs

Rupophobia – is the fear of dirt

Scoleciphobia – the fear of worms

Seplophobia-  the fear of decaying matter Watch out for that compost pile!!

Spheksophobia – People who have this, are scared of wasps

Zoophobia – the fear of animals


What are you afraid of? Let us know!

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