On 18th July I went and interviewed some students from 7E when they were making Zen gardens. I took some pictures and got more information.
They said that Zen gardens had to be tranquil and peaceful, all spread out in the natural form it was found in. For example if you had a small stone, put a bigger one underneath, then an even bigger one to represent growth.
If you find a stone on its side it must be put in the Zen garden the way that it was found. If a stone is facing upwards it represents the sky. If if is flat or on its side it represents the earth. This shows that lots of time and effort must be put into the making of a Zen garden.
Words and pictures by Kieran Devine from 7T.