About the Garden
This Eisenhower Expressway Mile Site is one of our most seasonally diverse sites. With plantings of Russian Sage, ‘Knock Out’ roses, Saliva, and Panicum grass, this site is colorful and beautiful all through the growing season. Evergreen trees add green luster to the expressway during the winter months breaking the monotony of winter’s gray palate.
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!