All aspects of Zen garden design have a profoundly symbolic meaning and purpose. Each element is placed in the garden deliberately with thought and care. While using only a small space for the garden, usually a fenced or walled courtyard, the garden seeks to isolate the viewer and gardener from the outside world’s distractions and allow for the deepest levels of concentration. In this modest amount of space, smaller natural items were used to symbolize greater ones found in nature. Start your own Zen garden today!