The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest greenhouses in the world, enclosing over 4 acres of exotic plants in a National Historic Register listed structure.
A freak hail storm on June 30, 2011 shattered more than 75% of the 40,000 individual glass panes which made up the roof and walls of the 103-year-old building,
exposing plant materials, including original specimens planted by famed landscape designer Jens Jensen, to the elements for the first time.
The Conservatory is open to the public despite the damage.
Waterton Residential has partnered with the The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance to raise public awareness and funding for recovery from this catastrophe. The Alliance was founded in 1995 to run public programming and community outreach for the Conservatory. Coincidentally, Waterton was founded in the same year with the mission to add value for our communities of residents, associates and investors. Join us in this "green" partnership with the Alliance to restore this Chicago landmark. Click here to learn more.