East Garden at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Designer: Austin Eischeid Garden Design
Installation: Christy Webber Landscapes
Maintenance: Vivant Gardening Services
The smallest garden in Millennium Park at only 500 square feet, the East Garden represents the beginning of the Foundation’s efforts to enhance the artistry the Park’s gardens as the first such redesigned space. Planned as a demonstration of the potential for naturalistic landscape design using a majority of Midwestern native plants (53%) in a high-intensity, high-use public space, the East Garden not only achieved its initial objective but has continued to develop as a highlight of the “new” gardens throughout the Park.