Kennedy outbound on the Division entrance ramp
Estimated vehicular views: 18,700 per day
Sponsored by The Lodge Chicago
About the Garden
This expressway garden has a wide array of plantings that beautify and green the entrance ramp at Division Street. With mature shade trees, ‘Stella de Oro’ daylilies, lavender Russian sage, and a large evergreen juniper bush, the sponsorship sign is prominent to passersby.
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!