Show of Summer Celebration

              At the Chicago Botanic Garden


Show of Summer co-chairs, Molly Stephan, Susan Green and Ladd Mengel, were all from the Winnetka Garden Club.


High Summer officially arrived on the North Shore with the Show of Summer, at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The weekend of the event–a major flower show of the Garden Club of America–began with Friday judging for awards, closely followed that evening by a festive Preview Party.

Participants were the Garden Clubs of Barrington, Evanston and Winnetka, Kenilworth Garden Club, Lake Forest Garden Club and the Garden Guild of Winnetka. Members conducted competitive flower arrangements classes, photography classes and educational and conservation exhibits.


A happy winner was Shelley Galloway, of the Kenilworth Garden Club, who was awarded Best in Show Design.

Show of Summer Preview Party co-chairs were Barbara Ferry and Marjorie Fuller of the Winnetka Garden Club.

Lin Clarke and Vicki Wagner of the Garden Club of Evanston,  recipient of the Ann Lyon Crammond Award, presented by the Garden Club of America for an outstanding education exhibit at the GCA Major Flower Show.

From the Garden Club of Evanston: Frederica Hoyt, Fern Allison, Victoria Wagner, Lin Clarke, Jane Peterson, Joan Schneider, Claudia Lane and Mary Lu O’Malley.

Liz Lavezzorio of the Lake Forest Garden Club; Ginny Noyes, Garden Club of Evanston and Debbie Ross, Garden Guild of Winnetka.

Marnie Wilson, John Walker, Jed Morris and Tica Marquardt, all of Lake Forest.