Established in 1986, Chicagoland Grows works collectively with industry professionals in the OGA and throughout North America to develop, select, evaluate, produce, and market new and recommended plant cultivars. These selected plants offer fine ornamental attributes and proven dependability to both landscape professionals and home gardeners.
Chicagoland Grows markets these proven, midwestern-hardy introductions regionally, nationally, and worldwide. Sales of the plants generate royalties that support the breeding and research efforts of the Chicago Botanic Garden and The Morton Arboretum to develop future introductions.
With the broad, complementary resources of the three partners, the program will continue to develop, evaluate, and introduce worthy landscape plants for the future.