Midtown began as a single tennis club in Chicago and has grown to become a leader in the upscale tennis and fitness club industry. They are comprised of 8 magnificently appointed clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada, combining health and wellness with community and personal attention in an environment designed to build memories as much as it does muscles.
About the Garden
A beautifully landscaped garden is located downtown on the Kennedy Expressway on the southbound lanes from Fulton Street to Lake Street. Large plantings of purple Russian sage, ornamental grasses and Austrian pines give the hundreds of thousands of motorists travelling daily through this busy corridor a beautiful garden scene.
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!