About the Garden
One of Chicago Gateway Green’s most established and beautiful Expressway Gardens, this site surprises commuters as they drive past a sweep in the expressway and see the extensive, hardy plantings. These plants include broad strokes of Prairie Dropseed and Little Bluestem grass, along with ‘Double Knock Out’ roses and large sections of Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’ grass. Punctuated within the site are flowering shrubs and several large, mature trees including some graceful Hackberry trees.
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!