If you have ever wondered what is a Zen garden, this 50-page new publication will tell you. Zen gardens are beautiful Japanese gardens steeped in history, religious meaning, and visual simplicity. There are many styles and many ingredients: stones, rocks, moss, sand, gravel, plants and shrubs, lanterns and ornaments. Japanese Zen Gardens is a book that introduces the reader to the subject and presents the options available for anyone wishing to build their own garden space at home, however large or small.Zen gardens are becoming more and more popular around the world and building one is not as difficult as you may think. With a little knowledge and following the step-by-step instructions with pictures, you will discover how straightforward it is to build a Zen garden in your yard or garden. Japanese Zen gardens are serene havens of tranquil beauty and the perfect antidote to a stressful world.