I recently came across this small business called Now and Zen4U and I fell in love with their creative and beautiful zen gardens. I've always been very curious about zen gardens and was very excited when they decided to work with me. Little did I realize at the time that my new zen garden was going to be one of my favorite reviews of all time!
What is Now and Zen4u?
According to owners Donna and Mark, "We are Donna and Mark and we handcraft our zen gardens in our shop in the beautiful foothills of western Maine. Everyone needs some time to relax and play. Experience peace and tranquility while raking, running your hands through the sand, or decorating your very own garden. Each garden we craft comes with a beautiful natural or cherry stain, a matching hand crafted rake, beach white sand and decorative rocks. There are eight sizes to choose from and we do any custom color or theme within our size parameters (prices vary). We ship our gardens safely and securely anywhere in the US, and shipping charges apply. (We use USPS flat rate shipping anytime possible.) Contact us by referring to the information below and Peace!"
Shipping sizes and prices include:
4"x4" - $10 4"x6" - $15 6"x6" - $20
6"x8" - $25 1'x6" - $30 1'x1' - $40
1'x2' - $50 2'x2' - $60
Here are some examples of their beautiful, custom zen gardens.
|Breast Cancer Awareness Garden $25|
|1' x 6" NFL Garden - $40|
I never realized how incredibly calming it is to tend to a zen garden! I don't have to worry about accidently killing anything (let's just say I don't have a green thumb) and I can tend to it whenever I feel like it. They are completely customizable and it is so easy to make them look so beautiful!
I've been needing a bit of peace and tranquility in my life and my beautiful zen garden from Now and Zen4u gives me just that. I received a gorgeous 1'x1' original zen garden with a few little surprise visitors - the Angry Birds - included! Everyone in my family has had a great time with the zen garden though we've had to limit Ashton's time with it since he thinks it's a sandbox. I love the fact that even after purchase they are completely customizable. Have a few specific, little decorations or knick knacks that you just love? Place them in your garden!
By far this is one of the most well crafted, neatest things I've ever had the pleasure of reviewing. And since everyone experiences stress at one time or another, I highly recommend these sturdy, beautiful zen gardens to everyone! The prices are incredible and I would pay just about anything for a little piece of mind, at times!
Shopaholic Rating: 6 out of 5 Shopping Bags - YES! They are THAT awesome! I couldn't begin to explain just how cool one of these zen gardens really are!
Whether you'd like an original zen garden or a fancy themed one, Now and Zen4u has exactly what you're looking for. Have a request or special order? Ask Donna or Mark and they can help you out! They are always coming up with new and creative gardens so be sure to follow them on Facebook for updates!
One very lucky Shopaholic is going to win a 6"x8" original zen garden (a $25 value!) Here's how:
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I will choose one lucky winner on February 9th at 8pm EST using random.org. I will announce and contact the winner soon after. That person will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize. If I do not hear back within 48 hours I will have to hold a redraw and choose a new winner. This giveaway is open worldwide (shipping charges may apply outside of US) to residents 18+. Good Luck!
I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions stated in this post are mine and unbiased. For more information please see the disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.