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Zen gardening is a form of meditation. Zen gardens are often small and intimate spaces, which gives you more time to focus on the plants and flowers, rather than the space around them. When you’re finished with your meditation session in a zen garden, it’s easy to imagine that nothing else exists outside of the walls of this peaceful space. On top of that, zen gardens are beautiful! There are many different styles and sizes for them, so no matter what kind of aesthetic fits your home best there’s probably something for you out there!

What is a zen garden?

A zen garden is a type of garden that originated in China. It consists of raked gravel, sand and rocks. They are designed to be a place of meditation and can be found in many countries around the world.

The goal of a zen garden is to create an aesthetically pleasing environment that will encourage you to find peace within yourself. This can be achieved by incorporating natural materials such as grasses, flowers and trees into your design or even just by allowing them to grow naturally around your own personal space!

A traditional Japanese-style Zen Garden uses minimalistic elements like pebbles which create a sense of tranquility as you walk on them barefoot as well as having some moss growing from between them so when walking on top feels less firm than usual making it easier for us humans who have evolved over time being hunters rather than gatherers (hunt/gather) back when we lived closer together due to lack resources available today compared then too

What are rock gardens?

Rock gardens are another type of zen garden that is more traditional. They’re made up of rocks and other natural elements, like plants and water. The idea is to create a miniature landscape that you can admire from your window or table top. Rock gardens are also known as dry gardens or rock-and-sand gardens because they don’t have plants or water in them (though you can add those if you want!).

How large should a zen garden be?

How large should a zen garden be?

This depends on the space you have available for it. You can get very small Zen gardens and you can also have a large one. If you want to make one yourself, then this is entirely up to your imagination and what materials are available in your area. The most important thing is to find balance between size, style and how much time you want to spend on upkeep of the garden or just relaxing while sitting by it.

Where can I find zen gardens to visit in person?

If you’re looking for zen gardens to visit in person, the first place to start is your local garden center. Many of them will have an area that displays different types of landscaping styles and designs. It may be called something like “Zen Gardens” or “Japanese Garden Kits”. Remember, not all zen gardens are Japanese style! There are many other styles out there including Chinese and Korean that you can use as inspiration for your own home version of a zen garden.

If your local garden store doesn’t have a section devoted to Japanese-style landscaping, try looking for a nearby Buddhist temple or meditation center (e.g., Chabad Lubavitch). Most large cities will have one somewhere within their boundaries so it shouldn’t be too hard to find one near you if you live in an urban area like Los Angeles or New York City where I do my research on this topic often because it’s such an important part of my life right now while I’m getting started with building my own personal practice around this beautiful form of artistry which serves as both meditation space as well as being aesthetically pleasing at the same time!

Zen gardens are relaxing and wonderful to have in your yard.

Zen gardens are a way to relax, enjoy nature, and improve your mental health.

Zen Gardens can be great for people who need help with their stress levels or relaxation. They offer a means of escape from the stresses of everyday life and allow you to recharge your batteries in order to face them again later on. To top it off, they’re also beautiful and fun!


Zen gardens are a great way to relax, meditate and destress. They can also help you find peace in your life as well as enjoy nature more fully. They’re not just for monks anymore!

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