The frontage of this property was quite large and covered with worn out tarmac. The lawn area sloped down to one corner and flooding was a problem on occasions and the clients found it difficult to grow plants successfully because the ground was so wet. A brief for a show-piece front garden with a bit of a wow factor was requested together with an extended parking area. The tarmac was replaced with sandstone paving with space for approximately six cars and granite setts were used for the entrance splay. The garden area was excavated and a large soakaway installed at the lowest point. A mix of granite setts and sandstone paving was laid around a central square lawn. Dressed stone dry walls were built to create raised planting beds to all sides and the garden was planted up in a symmetrical design. The finished touch was a giant sundial.