I was just eight years old when my grandma gifted me a small zen garden for my bedroom and I loved it from the second I saw it. From that moment on, I’ve always made it a point of keeping a mini zen garden on my desktop space. Whether it be at home, or in an actual office. There’s something so calming about raking patterns into the sand and I always look to my mini zen garden when my brain is feeling exhausted or overwhelmed. I’ve experimented with many zen garden ideas over the years and even once incorporated the non-mini version into large spaces in my own backyard! I’ve always found myself in my zen garden and I hope that these zen garden ideas, both big and small, will help you find your chi, too.
This is similar to the mini zen garden my grandmother first gifted to me! Small pebbles and a tiny rake perfect for patterns in the sand is just about all I need when my mind craves a break! This is perfect for beginners and those looking to experiment with the art of Zen gardening!