Judges Timetable

Thursday, June 25

Afternoon
2:45 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

Arrival and hotel check-in *
Horticulture & Botanical Arts entries from out of town clerks and judges will be accepted, if they have pre-registered online
Buses depart for Judges’ Welcome Dinner
Judges’ dinner at home of Lake Forest Garden Club member Margaret Benjamin**
Buses return to the hotel

Friday, June 26

6:45 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:15-9:45 am
10:00 am
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
3:00 pm
6:00 pm
9:00 pm

Buses depart for Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) *** for Floral Design entrants
Buses depart for CBG for all other Judges
Coffee and Judges’ briefing in Linnaeus Room
Charging for Judges
Judging begins
Judges Luncheon in Linnaeus Room
Evaluation
Following evaluation, buses available for return to hotel
Hotel shuttles leave for Preview Party at CBG
Hotel shuttles return judges to hotel

Saturday, June 27

10 am-5 pm

Show of Summer open to the public

PLEASE NOTE: SATURDAY AND BEYOND, JUDGES’ TRANSPORT NEEDS WILL BE ARRANGED
BY INDIVIDUAL JUDGES WITH HOTEL EITHER FOR SHUTTLES TO GARDEN OR PRIVATE TAXI.

All buses depart from the hotel main entrance.
All buses arrive at the CBG Visitor’s Center
All Show of Summer events are held in the CBG Regenstein Center

* Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
933 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL 60062

** Home of
Margaret Benjamin
Lake Forest, IL 60045

*** Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Questions on the Judges’ Schedule?
JUDGES’ HOSPITALITY CHAIR, ANDREA KNOHL andrea@knohlfamily.com