One of the Chicago Park District’s most popular attractions has planned a big party on Earth Day, when it will reopen greenhouses that suffered severe damage in a hailstorm four years ago.
You can have the chance to buy some unusual plants very cheaply, and at the same time, help the Chicago Park District recover from the hail damage at the Garfield Park Conservatory this past summer.
As officials at the Garfield Park Conservatory have begun working to repair widespread damage from last week’s hail, carpenters have building rolling wooden shields so workers can safely water ferns under shattered glass roofs.
Three areas of the Garfield Park Conservatory were reopened to the public on Sunday after tens of thousands of window panes were smashed by hail last week, forcing the historic site to close.
The hail storm that damaged Garfield Park Conservatory also left its mark on homes and businesses. But how do you know if your home has damage? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some answers.
Hailstones the size of large marbles rained down on the Garfield Park Conservatory Thursday night, smashing tens of thousands of window panes that cover three of the giant greenhouses and causing widespread damage to the plants.