Zen Gardens have been part of the Japanese
culture for centuries. They represent self-examination, enlightenment and
create an environment for meditation and expression of thought. We now
have small Zen Gardens in all twenty of our Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn & Spa
suites and cottages for our guests to create their own Zen masterpiece! We ask
guests to send us a picture of their Zen masterpiece and what it represents and
each month we pick one winner to receive a $50 Hermann Hill gift certificate
and their own personal Zen garden. Read what Jeff and Holly from Saint
Peters, Missouri shared.
The rock represents the land of earth.
The waves around the rock remind us that life can move us as the wind Carries
the sails of our ship. The yin/yang reminds us to keep all things
balanced. The turtle shape on the right represents the ocean, without
which life on earth would not be possible. The shape also represents the
sun, which is situated perfectly to sustain life on our planet. The rakes
remind us that there is a greater being who has created the beauty on