Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Johannesburg Beautifies Landscapes

25 sites in Johannesburg have been landscaped through a program aiming to beautify the city ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

Designed by landscaper Jan du Plessis, the roadside gardens are made up of various pebbles and low-maintenance plants such as succulents and aloes. In all, 25 sites across Joburg have been included in the beautification upgrades, a public-private partnership between the City and ADreach, the outdoor media company.

These roadside gardens were designed with the aim of welcoming tourists through impressive gateways, which reflect a clean and successful 21st century, noted Jacqui Khourie, the public relations officer for ADreach.

Joburg landscapes ahead of soccer World Cup
Independent Online
January 20, 2010