Who We Are

Since 2006, Green City Gardens has been beautifying the North Shore, one yard at a time. Our enthusiasm and dedication are evident in the creativity of our designs and the superior quality of our work. Since every landscape is different, “cookie cutter” solutions won’t do. Green City Gardens personalizes every design according to our clients’ needs and desires. We won’t show up and dictate what you need…we’ll listen to you and give you what you want. From complete landscape design & installation to simple garden makeovers to beautiful seasonal flower pots, Green City Gardens can improve your quality of life.

You dream it, we design it

We can make your dream a reality. Want to bump up your curb appeal? Ready to take that awkward space and turn it into a private haven? Have you been itching to update your tired landscape but don’t know where to start? Then look no further…

Great landscaping starts with great design, and great design starts with listening…to your desires, your tastes, your likes and your dislikes. You’ll tell us what you’ve been dreaming of creating. Then we’ll combine your vision with our creativity and put it all on the drawing board.

Owner involvement from start to finish

Founder and president J.D. Mathein wants you to be absolutely thrilled with your landscape, and he goes the extra mile to make it happen. From consultation to design to installation, he will be on hand for anything you may need and will personally select every element that goes into your project. J.D. holds an engineering degree from the University of Illinois and has studied at the Chicago Botanic Garden in their Ornamental Horticulture and Garden Design programs.