|Garfield Park Conservatory during better times.|
Our local FOX affiliate captured the damage from above the morning after the storm. The damage looks even worse from inside.
Garfield Park Conservatory severely damaged by hail from WBEZ on Vimeo.
The Garfield Park Conservatory will be closed indefinitely. It could be months before visitors are allowed to walk through this collection of amazing plants. At this time only Chicago Park District staff are allowed indoors for the cleanup process, but you can contact Mattie Wilson if you'd like to sign up to help with plant recovery once it is safe to to enter.
Right now what the conservatory really needs are cash donations to help pay for the cleanup and repairs. If you can swing a donation you can make one their the Garfield Park Conservatory's website right here. Please pass this information on to your friends and family, every cent will help.