Hail Damage

(Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Park District Holds Plant Sale To Raise Money For Garfield Park Conservatory

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.

10/22/2011

Hail caused signifcant damage to the historic Garfield Park Conservatory. Here, glass panes are shattered in the greenhouse. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Garfield Park Conservatory To Replace 23,000 Broken Glass Panes

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.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Hail caused signifcant damage to the historic Garfield Park Conservatory. Here, glass panes are shattered in the Fern Room. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Parts Of Garfield Park Conservatory Reopen After Hail Damage

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.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2011

Cheryl Nelson's skylight sustained damage from Thursday's hail storm. (CBS)

Tips On Assessing Hail Damage On Your Roof

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.

07/01/2011

Glass litters the floor of the Show House at the Garfield Park Conservatory. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Garfield Park Hail Damage Could Cost Millions To Repair

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.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011