Most landscape architects will agree that a barbecue doesn’t have to be a garden monument in order to be efficient. Size alone means little. The thing that matters is whether the unit will perform efficiently without straining the owner’s pocketbook and without overpowering other features of the garden or patio. For many people, buying a portable unit is the answer rather than trying to fit one of masonry into the established surround-ings. However, you may have only one suitable location and feel that it is practical to build a permanent structure.