Gravel Stabilisation system - if the sub-layer can be porous concrete, then this would be an attractive and environmentally friendly solution for the parking area in the front garden. With hedges to front and side, underplanted with woodland plants.
Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa is home to colonies of African Penguins. You can walk along the boardwalk to observe them as they run along the beach near Simon's Town. I want to hug them all