$17 for a 2011 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens Tour Ticket - a $35 Value

Tickets and Events

The 2011 Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens Tour is on its way. Do you have your (hot!) ticket yet?

Enjoy a tour of the 25-room Thorndale Manor & Coachhouse, on 19 acres in Lake Forest. This extraordinary home calls to mind a different era. Take in original architectural details and swoon over your special ticket price for this not-to-be-missed event! 

This is your chance to get “up close and personal” with 25 rooms, six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and stunning gardens and grounds!

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The Lake Forest Showhouse has been running for over 25 years — this is a fantastic chance to tour a beautifully decorated Lake Forest manor home and garden and do "good," since 100% of the proceeds benefit the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago.


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2011 Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens Website>

Thorndale Manor has been chosen as the 2011 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens and the site of the Infant Welfare Society (IWS) of Chicago’s Centennial “Celebrate the Children” evening event. The Manor and Coach House will feature more than 43 interior and landscape designers. Since 1985, the Lake Forest Auxiliary Chapter of the IWS of Chicago, has hosted a nationally recognized designer Showhouse & Gardens. More than $2.5M has been raised to support the IWS services. 

Showhouse happens April 30 through May 22, 2011   

Monday through Friday  

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday     

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Parking & Shuttle Bus

No parking on site, please. All guests must use the shuttle bus service from city of Lake Forest Municipal Parking lot at 1150 N. Western Avenue, the northwest corner of Laurel and N. Western Avenue, zip code is 60045. Shuttle Bus is provided continuously during Showhouse hours, starting ½ hour prior to Showhouse opening and ending 1 hour after Showhouse closing.

$17 for a 2011 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens Tour Ticket - a $35 Value

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Please no admittance of children under age 8
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Does not include admission to special events at showhouse
  • No cameras
  • Voucher is transferable
  • Entire voucher amount must be used in 1 transaction
  • Additional Terms and Conditions apply