The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division. Established in 1920, they have won nine NFL championships and one Super Bowl. The Bears play in Chicago at Soldier Field located in the South Loop.
About the Garden
One of Chicago Gateway Green’s most viewed sites, this expressway garden is truly spectacular. The colorful planting palette includes nepeta, hardy lilac shrubs, bright yellow daylilies, and decorative Pennisetum grasses, backed by evergreen Austrian Pines and structural Honey locust trees. The magnificent Chicago skyline rounds out this unique garden.
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!