Travel Information

Chicago Botanic Garden:

1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022 847/835-5440
The Garden is located one half mile east of I-94 (Eden’s Expressway),
Lake Cook Road exit.

Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel:

933 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL 60062 847-498-6500

Driving directions:

From the north: I-94 south; at junction of I-94 and
I-294, stay in the left lane toward Chicago on Eden’s Expressway. Exit at Waukegan Road exit, you will be going south on Waukegan Rd. At the first light, turn left (east) onto Dundee Road. Turn right (south) onto Skokie Boulevard. The hotel will be on your left after one block.

From the south: I-94 (Eden’s Expressway) west to Dundee Road, exit west. Turn left onto Skokie Boulevard, hotel is one block south on the left.

Transportation from O’Hare and Midway Airports:

* 303 Taxi (1-847/303-0303)

  • O’Hare: Flat rate fare is $32; $2 each additional passenger plus tolls and gratuity.
  • Midway: Flat rate fare is $60; $2 each additional passenger plus tolls and gratuity.

* Amm’s Limousine (1-800-223-2667)

  • Must have advance reservations
  • O’Hare: Flat rate fare is $65.60 plus tolls and gratuity.
  • Midway: Flat rate fare is $82.40 plus tolls and gratuity.

JUDGES’ HOSPITALITY CHAIR, VICKI APATOFF, 847-525-2112