The Mini Zen Gardening Kit

The Mini Zen Gardening Kit

by Running Press Book Publishers

$7.95
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Product Details

UPC: 9780762408283
Manufacturer: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2000

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Mini Zen Gardening Kit 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a MINI ZEN GARDEN if you want something large and fancy this isn't for you. If you can enjoy small, simple things and can READ so that you know that it's MINI then this will be great for you. The little book is great and very informative. Don't complain about it's size when it has mini in it's title.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I work with youth as a Counselor and many of them don't talk unless they're distracted by something. They rake the sand around in the mini Zen garden and in no time at all the words are flowin' and they're calm and relaxed! I can't tell you how often that thing gets used every day in my office! I'm buying enough to get me to retirement so I'll never be without a mini Zen!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this product very small.but i love it it is right next to my computer.some times i dont use it.after all i am only 10.you adults probly would not not want it. so what are you watting get out there and by your self a zen garden!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was exactly what I was looking for and fits on my desk at work perfectly. I find it works great for me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know it says mini, but the picture is like the acutal size. It is way to small. Now I can't really use it because it too hard to get around the rocks. The book also doesn't help. It should give tips, or at least how to do it because I have never done it before so I don't know what I'm doing. I think they kind-of lie. If I was you, I would not buy this because it is a waste of money! Over $6 bucks of that tiny of a thing is not worth it. But on the good side, the book did say some great stuff, the sand, rocks, rake, holder, and package was very nice so I gave a two because of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The size of the kit was so small. I was expecting atleast half the size of a regular garden, but it is actually a third of the size. The packaging box was also so big in comparison, that half the sand had fallen out of the box by the time it got to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As the book that is packaged with this clever little distraction says,the fun of the garden is not in raking it. It is intended to be placed where you'd least expect it to remind you that your surroundings are ephemeral. Anyone who buys a box of sand and a few rocks and expects it to entertain them for hours has missed the point of Zen Buddhism. The real joy comes from the individual, not the product.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great idea but it is again kind of little. By the time you make it look the way you want it is already messed up, because it is so little. It could have been a little bit bigger. It would be great it if were bigger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like mini things, so I absolutely loved the mini Zen gardening kit. The great thing about this item is you don't need a lot of room, it's mini! I thought it was a wonderful idea to include a small booklet with the history on the Zen garden, with pictures that show the different designs you can make in the sand. Some designs were complicated, but over all easy to make and really fun. I liked the idea of the kit coming with decorative rocks because it made making patterns more interesting. The part i loved about this product was the mini rake. I have tons of fun just raking the sand, and making my own wacky designs. So you dont have to be a skilled shape-maker to have fun with this item. Since I have had such a great time with this I plan to make my own complete mini Zen garden, with a mini bonsai and water fountain, to finish the effect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The kit itself was a cute idea. Seeing zen gardens makes you think of tranquility. This kit is great if you think tranquility is spilled sand everywhere, small black rocks and a cardbord box. Not my idea of 'a touch of tranquility on the go' as claimed by the publisher.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was cool with it at first for the amount that I paid for it. Then I went to this other place we have here in Louisiana and found one twice the size as this one for a DOLLAR!! The container is marble and not cardboard with more rocks. Cool as heck, but this one I was very disappointed in all except for the book that came with it. That's the difference between the two, but for the size of it they could keep it too. The one from the other place I'm having more fun with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Circles are very hard to learn but the kit overall is very nice and most designs are possible. Only small complaint would be that the garden is not the same length as three or four rakes which makes certain designs impossible (it is three rakes wide exactly but only three and a half rakes long). Anyways, I had a lot of fun and as other people have said "what do you expect for *insert however much it costs in your currency*.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The little garden is tiny, but it is a mini kit after all. It's the perfect size for those of us without a lot of space, and the price is right for us who also don't have a lot of money. The book is also quite helpful in giving the history and ideas surrounding rock gardens. Overall I was quite satisfied with this mini kit. So much so, that I am buying more mini-kits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHEN I GOT THIS ZEN GARDEN I WAS SUPRISED HOW SMALL IT WAS, EVEN WITH THE TITLE. IT IS TO SMALL TO RAKE AND IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DO CIRCLES AROUND THE ROCKS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a college student living in a SMALL dorm. This was the perfect size for me since I don't have the room for a regular size garden. It fits perfectly on my night stand. I recomend this for everyone who wants a garden, but doesn't have the room.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wanted some kind of Zen garden without paying over $20, so this is what I bought. It is a little small though, and kinda hard to rake, but at least it gives the concept of a zen rock garden.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Received mine and tossed it in the garbage. Buy the large size garden or none at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I received the garden, I was surprised at the teensy weensy little kit packed inside a much larger shipping box. Because the garden is SO tiny, I find it more of a challenging experience than a relaxing experience as I work with it. It would have been helpful to know the actual size before the garden was purchased.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's much smaller than I thought by the picture shown as there is no reference point, like a ball point pen, for instance. The rake is about 2-1/2' and like a large toothpick to work the sand with. I was surprised.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My boyfriend bought this for me for my birthday in August and when my sister and Mom saw it they wanted one too. Then, I gave it to my Dad and the folks in his office went crazy over it! It's a conversation piece, unique, and truly a relaxing little garden. It really spreads positive energy - at least in my life it has.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, too, was very disappointed, yet I couldn't stop laughing -- I felt like a joke had been played on me -- I was really thinking it was going to be the bigger version, because nowhere in your original description does it state the size -- you should change that, also on the mini bonzai, yet on the mini bonzai I was thinking it would be small because it had 'mini' in the description. And, if I could have, I would have rated below the 1 Star!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very disapointed with this item I was expecting a much larger item and more worth my money. So yes I was very disapointed.