NEW ROOTS: We’ve moved! Effective March 1st, we'll be up and running at our new Elston Corridor office. Please note our new address:
1765 North Elston Avenue, Suite 203, Chicago, IL 60642-1558
Tel: 773.697.9897 - Fax: 773.697.9913
Welcome to CSG
Chicago Specialty Gardens (CSG) is a full-service urban garden design/build firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. We are specialists in the design, construction and installation of urban gardens. Our design approach envisions the transformation of entire spaces, and we employ a multi-disciplinary design team to turn our vision into reality.
Our work encompasses rooftop gardens, sun decks, terraces and similar elevated spaces as well as the "ground plane" conventional landscape design and installation.
Rooftop gardening has exploded in the past ten years, and with it has come advances in both materials and methods to make creation of a rooftop garden easier than ever. Once the crucial roof-loading, access and permitting questions have been tackled, our work begins. New systems for installing natural stone and wood decking; built structures (see our Rooftop Living CollectionSM); drip irrigation and low-voltage landscape lighting; hardy native as well as exotic plantings; incredible furnishings, appliances and features; decorative elements too numerous to mention all these elements come together to create a one-of-a-kind green space atop the city’s skyline.
LANDSCAPE GARDENS As with Rooftop Gardens, an urban landscape can be an incredible canvas on which to work. Frequently modest in scale, with limited accessibility, city gardens pose a unique set of challenges to the landscape designer and installers. But when the project is completed, and a small jewel of a garden is created, hidden away, we feel we have been successful in our work
Contact Phil Cleland at CSG to discuss your rooftop garden or landscape project. Please call (773) 697-9897, or contact us online.