The 10 Best Mini Zen Gardens
This wiki has been updated 27 times since it was first published in October of 2017. If you've ever had the pleasure of taking a stroll through a real Japanese Zen garden, then you know the way the perfectly stylized landscape and ripples in the sand can make you feel incredibly serene. But we don't always have the option of traveling to the real thing when we're stressed, which is why we rounded up these miniature versions that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
March 20, 2019:
While any zen garden should help you feel a sense of inner peace and focus your mind, one that is perfectly suited to your personality and your home's or office's decor will be infinitely more effective, which is why we included a nice variety of styles on our list. If you feel a deep connection with the sea and are calmed by all things beach-related, then you will definitely want to take a look at the Zen Life A Day at The Ocean and the Zen Life A Day at The Beach. For those who feel more grounded by plants and the hard Earth, rather than liquid, will be best served by the Zangrala Healing, which features five unique crystals; the AsanaLiving Desktop, which includes a faux lotus plant; or the Paintspiration Stackable, which has a minimalist design and just includes five flat stones for stacking. If you prefer your garden to bring back memories of your trip to Japan, or inspire you to finally take one, then you'll appreciate the Nature's Mark Figures, Toysmith 2805, or AsanaLiving Desktop, all of which feature some kind of Japanese-themed statue or accessory.