Achieve peace and tranquility at home or in the office by tending to your own private Zen Garden, A Zen garden is a Japanese form of dry garden, where nature is represented in a miniature form by using stones and sand. The stones in a zen garden represent features that stand above water such as islands, mountains or big rocks. The sand represents water like sea or ocean. Various patterns are drawn in the sand using a rake. These patterns represent waves or ripples formed in water.