About the Garden
A beautifully landscaped garden is located downtown on the Kennedy Expressway on the southbound lanes from Washington Street to Madison Street. This captivating expressway garden is highlighted by a mass of vibrant yellow ‘Stella de Oro’ daylilies at the front of the bed with a grouping of pink roses at the base of the sponsorship sign, surrounded by beautiful maintained turf.i
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!