SALI pays tribute to the passing of a SALI founder member and legendary landscaper, Gordon David Smith (84 yrs). Gordon Smith was a pioneer in the South African landscaping industry. Many corporate gardens, housing development and landscaping methods were pioneered by his team.  Among the memories...  * KEW GARDENS, LONDON: Qualified as a horticulturist in 1955 and took up a position at Kew Gardens, London;  In 1958, he married Cynthia Wycherley in London. * JOHANNESBURG PARKS DEPARTMENT:  He returned to South Africa 1959 and joined the Johannesburg Parks & Recreation Department where he spent five years. …
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