|Zen gardens originated in Japan. They are rock gardens, populated with rocks that represent mountains and sand that represents water. Tending a Zen garden is said to lead to relaxation and serenity. They can be any size, ranging from large exterior areas that occupy large segments of the back yard to small desktop models.
Zen gardens are interesting decorating elements for the home or office. They are attractive, fun, and great conversation pieces. They make a terrific gift for anyone who likes the idea of gardening but has a history of being unsuccessful when it comes to keeping plants alive. Even those without any gardening talent can enjoy looking at and tending Zen gardens.