gurley157fs(zone 7/8sc)June 20, 2005

What is the difference between a japanese garden and a zen garden?

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This something of a conundrum that can be best answered in the same enquiring tone as the question was asked.
Generally speaking a 'zen' garden is reckoned to be one that has few, if any, plants but has carefully arranged stones and raked gravel it's purpose being to aid meditation.
A 'Japanese' garden has plants and rocks and water it's purpose being to celebrate nature.
Both are Japanese in origin and both may, or may not, have religious connotations.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 7:31PM
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