I started Chicago Specialty Gardens in 1995 with the goal of bringing together a team of designers, artists, builders and horticulturalists to create the best gardens in Chicago. I believe we reached that goal long ago. What has developed in recent years is that our staff has grown and taken on increased responsibility in their roles. The CSG team is deep, talented, seasoned and more capable than ever. Our ability to undertake even the most complex and challenging projects has never been greater. CSG is in a good place, well positioned for further growth, and we look forward to discussing your next project with you.

For more information, please contact us online or call (773) 697-9897.

Phillip R. Cleland
President | Owner

DESIGN Where every project begins

Ashley Joyce
Director of Design Services
Acting General Manager


Gwyneth Owen-Webber
Designer | Director of Horticultural Services

Kelly Luu
Junior Designer

CONSTRUCTION & OPERATIONS From plans to finished space

Brittany L. S. Umbreit
Construction Manager

Kyle Schwieter
Operations Manager

Roger B. Cleland
Operations & Service Technician

Carlos Calderon
Construction Crewmember

Endy Delgado-Ramirez
Construction Crewmember


MAINTENANCE Ongoing customized care for optimum enjoyment

Jaclyn Castellanos
Maintenance Manager

Peyton Cottis
Lead Maintenance Technician