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!