About the Garden
This beautiful garden is located along the outbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway, stretching for a full mile from Canfield Avenue to Cumberland Avenue. One of only two sites in the Chicagoland area with a Unilock retaining wall, the sponsorship panel garners extra attention. An attractive structured prairie planting aesthetic offers year-round interest to commuters traveling from the city to O’Hare Airport and the northwest suburbs.
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!