Plant sale/Fundraising for the Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago

dellis326 (Danny)October 6, 2011

Some of you may know that last June 30th the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago was trashed during a monster hail storm we had leaving much of the hundred year+ old greenhouses with a lot of damage. Some reports saying that something like 40% of the glass was broken during the storm. You can see pictures and video of the damage on their website(linked below).

If you're near by, come and buy some plants to help fund repairs or if not, go to the website and donate some money if you can.

'Garfield Park Conservatory'

Plant Rescue Sale!

Saturday, October 22, 2011 9 am - 2 pm

Come adopt a plant, take home a piece of living history, and donate to the rebuilding of the Conservatory, all at the same time. Many of the plants that would be stored in the Propagation Greenhouses damaged in the June 30th hail storm now need new homes! Tropical trees, plants, succulents, and perennials from the Conservatory and grounds will be sold out of the Market Place in this one-day-only sale. The sale begins at 9am and will continue until 2pm (or until all plants are sold). Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your plant care questions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garfield Park Conseratory

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Howdy. I remember the hail storm. Second storm that caused major damage the last 10-15 years.

Will you be going? Toni

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 11:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

OMG - I hadn't realized how serious the damage was. I just might go there since that is where I proposed to my wife. Whatever we can do to help. I can give the plants back once the repairs are done (or propogate them).

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 4:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dellis326 (Danny)

Yeah it was horrible. I drove past the Conservatory two days after the storm and it was easy to see all the damage.

Since I work with glass I offered to volunteer to help clean up but they told me their insurance provider insists that they have professional contractors do it.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2011 at 12:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dellis326 (Danny)

I just wanted to bump this back up to remind anyone interested in the fundraiser.


    Bookmark   October 20, 2011 at 7:32AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Schefflera and corn plant sharing a pot?
Anyone tried planting schefflera and Dracaena Fragrans...
What is wrong with my dieffenbachia?
It looks droopy. And leaves are yellowing one by one....
Christmas cactus help needed please!!
I inherited this plant from my uncle, he had it forever....
Stef Cunningham
What is this?
Noticed today that my 'perfect' Spider plant of the...
Planting Zones
I need to know the Zone for Toronto, Ontario, Canada....
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™