Zen in Sanskrit or Mandarin means “meditative state” and a zen garden will really relax you and make you reflect a little. Such a place is very quiet and you can easily design it in your own garden by just recognizing a few features. A pond with carp, sand garden and large stones, moss and lots of green will help you create an atmosphere. Add wooden bridges, pebble covered areas, water lilies, classic Japanese lanterns, a fountain, some lights, and voila – your inspiring and philosophical space is ready! Check out some great examples of zen garden designs below and get inspired!