About the Garden
This lush planting of Russian Sage, ‘Nearly Wild’ roses, Panicum grasses and Salvia injects elegance and color into a gritty urban expressway. Travelers into the city from the west side can’t help but be captivated by the views of the dynamic city skyline mixed with the beautiful landscaping, so much a part of the city’s legacy and prominence.
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!