The Zen garden, also known as a Japanese rock garden , is an ancient outdoor ritual that usually involves a sandpit with rocks and grass, as well as a few other natural plants ors nature elements. The "garden" is designed to represent the different soothing elements in our environment, with water represented as sand patterns raked into a design resembling rippling water.
The gardens are often laid out to be enjoyed from a distinct perspective and many of the rocks in traditional Zen gardens are named after famous mountains in Asia. Outside of formations and a foundation of logic, Zen garden design has long been noted for its innovative and free though limited tools and objects. In many cases, gravel is used to represent oceans, while some rocks sign tigers, dragons and the heart and mind.