The Chicago Cubs are one of two of Chicago's MLB teams, were established in 1876 originally under several other names and then eventually becoming the Cubs we love in 1903. They have won 17 National League Pennants and 3 World Series the most recent being in 2016, ending the famous 71 year "Curse of the Billy Goat".
About the Garden
Without question one of the most environmentally-oriented expressway landscapes in Chicago, with a broad sweep of native fescue and prairie plantings, framed by large, healthy Austrian Pines. It’s a splash of northern Michigan on a busy urban roadway.
100 gardens cover almost 150 acres of roadside landscapes on all major expressways leading in and out of Chicago
The Expressway Partnership Program
The Expressway Partnership Program turns dreary embankments into ribbons of green parkways weaving through the city. More than 100 gardens comprise the Program, covering almost 150 acres of roadside landscapes on all major expressways leading into and out of the city. Each garden is carefully planned using native shrubs, trees, and perennials that require fewer resources and are well adapted to the harsh roadside growing conditions. We work closely with professional landscape crews to provide plant care, weed control, mowing, and litter pickup from April through October to ensure our gardens always look their best!