Zen Gardens: Serene Outdoor Spaces

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Considered by many as the epitome of minimalist design, Japanese Zen gardens were first created in medieval Japan to help Zen Buddhists invoke deep meditation by carefully raking gravel and strategically placing rocks to evoke serenity and beauty. The raked gravel represents flowing water and the rocks represent mountains; together achieving a sleek look perfect for garden design. Although a Zen garden is rooted in monastic life, you can take advantage of its therapeutic powers by incorporating a few simple materials: gravel, rocks and wood. Zen gardens are easy to create and require little maintenance.

Source: Houzz

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  1. Pingback: DIY Shell and Rock Zen Garden | Laurali Star Diaries

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