African Design Magazine November 2016 - Page 26

Character maintained in historic garden Photographs by Carol Knoll Country Club Johannesburg A t the 2016 SALI Awards of Excellence, Life Landscapes won a Gold Award for Landscape and Turf Maintenance at the Country Club of Johannesburg in Auckland Park. Landscape designer Megan Mackenzie worked with contractor Life Landscapes from the start of the upgrade of this very old established garden which has seen a great deal of foot traffic, as it is continuously in use for weddings, functions and sports tournaments, throughout the year. Mackenzie said that garden designers had come and gone over the years and Beth Still needed mentioning because she was at the club for 20 years. There were no plans or drawings found for the garden which has clearly undergone ad hoc