About the Garden
This prominent garden zone is seen by thousands of commuters and visitors to Chicago as it sits near a busy intersection of air, train, truck and car traffic. Despite the heavy road use, this slice of greenery is filled with welltended turf, groves of healthy Honey Locust trees and undulating lines of meadow. A robust sponsorship at this site could make the scenery pop, grabbing valuable attention from a crowded roadway.
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!