Green Roofs

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in CSG News | No Comments
Green Roofs

Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens—what’s the difference? These two terms are often used interchangeably, but there are significant differences between green roofs and rooftop gardens. Both are installed atop buildings which are structurally suited for such installations. Both utilize plants. Both benefit the environment. But the difference between a green roof and a rooftop garden […]

Truck Farm Chicago

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in CSG News | No Comments
Truck Farm Chicago

Truck Farm Chicago, a rolling garden on wheels, marks its debut in Chicago on Earth Day, April 22nd. Truck Farm is the brainchild of Tim Magner, following a similar model begun in Brooklyn NY. CSG is helping Tim work through the mechanics of creating a rolling vegetable garden capable of withstanding Chicago’s heat, cold, heavy […]

CSG 1st at “Garden in a City” Show

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in CSG News | No Comments
CSG 1st  at “Garden in a City” Show

Evanston-based design/build firm receives top award at inaugural urban gardening event. Chicago Specialty Gardens, Inc. (CSG) has won top honors at the first “Garden in a City” urban gardening show hosted by the City of Chicago. CSG was one of over 30 top landscape architecture, design/build and landscape contracting firms vying for cash awards and […]

River North Roof Stage

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in CSG News | No Comments
River North Roof Stage

Featured on the cover of Luxe Magazine, this River North roof deck was so exposed to its neighbors that we thought it should be celebrated rather than hidden behind imposing walls and privacy screens. It seemed to us a stage in the center of the city, a platform astride the bustling River North nightlife scene. […]