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.
Looking for better luck at the Garfield Park Conservatory in 2012, the Chicago Park District called in the big guns on this, the weekend before the Chinese New Year.
It has been two and a half months since a hailstorm shattered the glass ceilings of the Garfield Park Conservatory, and caused $2 million in damage. Now, the conservatory has kicked off a fundraising campaign to pay for the rest.
The June 30 hailstorm that destroyed a portion of the Garfield Park Conservatory has prompted a fundraising drive to sustain the institution until insurance kicks in.