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  • New glass and new life at the Garfield Park Conservatory

    New glass and new life at the Garfield Park Conservatory
    One of the many destructive things that happened when a hailstorm hit Garfield Park on a late June day in 2011 was that a giant shard of glass plummeted down from the Garfield Park Conservatory's see-through roof and stuck in the dirt amid ground cover in the building's storied Fern Room, right next to a sign warning people to keep off.
  • Hail-damaged greenhouse in Chicago set for reopening

    Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory is reopening its Fern Room after extensive repairs to its glass roofs, which were damaged during a 2011 storm. The reopening is set for Wednesday, which is also Earth Day. Hail shattered about 60 percent of the...

    Garfield Park Conservatory to reopen in full on Earth Day

    Garfield Park Conservatory to reopen in full on Earth Day
    Four years after its antique glass roof was devastated by a powerful hailstorm, Garfield Park Conservatory will reopen in full to the public Wednesday with an Earth Day celebration. The Fern Room and Desert House, the last of the rooms in the 1908...

    Dittmann: Butterflies and conservatories within reach

    Dittmann: Butterflies and conservatories within reach
    With spring in the air and warmer temperatures ahead, you and your family may be thinking of butterflies and flowering plants. Both are within reach on these family destinations. White River Gardens in Indianapolis recently released a rainbow of...

    A growing list of AACM celebrations

    A growing list of AACM celebrations
    This year will be rich in events celebrating the AACM's 50th anniversary. Among the highlights: "Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians": Exhibition runs through Sept. 6 at the DuSable...