Reading Time: 5 minutesThere is nothing more mind and body relaxing than spending some time in a Zen garden. Unlike what many people think, Zen gardens are not the artistic creation of expert designers. On the contrary, you can now have your own peaceful refuge and add variety to a green landscape that infuses serenity and calm. Japanese gardens used to be created only for the elite of Japan’s ruling class to be able to meditate and find peace in the midst of the country’s war and strife. Over time, Japanese gardens earned a respected place in the Japanese culture and transformed into a way of life. No wonder they quickly became an oasis to the western stressful lifestyles and places that provided a chance to unwind and find inspiration.