Zen garden,Kyoto – The Zen garden has 3 features, the sky, the land and the water. The water is sometimes represented by pebbles which are raked into ripple effects. the stones are the islands (the land) and the trees represent the sky or heavens. The gardens are quiet for people to sit and contemplate or meditate in quietness.

This is a homemade miniature Zen Garden made from a picture frame, some sand and round aquarium river stones and a candle. A bamboo back scratcher as a rake and voila! A Zen Garden for your bedroom or dorm room. You can get even fancier by buying a small Bonsai tree or one of those battery powered Zen fountains at Wal-Mart for $10.00 and add the soothing sound of trickling water to your garden. Sam.