What is the Purpose of a Zen Garden?

Based on traditional Japanese gardening technique, zen gardens promote tranquility and contemplation. A well-known form is the dry zen garden which uses rocks, gravel and sand to recreate the stillness of water.

Keywords: Japanese gardening, zen gardens, tranquility

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Moira Clune is a freelance writer who since 1991 has been writing sales and promotional materials for her own and other small businesses. In addition, she has published articles on VetInfo and various other websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hartwick College.