Monday, July 20, 2009

Krohn closes today, re-opens in six weeks

Following the hugely popular "Butterflies of India" event, Krohn Conservatory is closing temporarily to make some much-needed improvements.

While the main reason for the closure is the collapse of the original 1933 main sewer system in front of the building, the closure will also give the facility the opportunity to demolish and rebuild the Show House, including the installation of new flooring and its original exits; and to construct a catwalk in the Fern House to allow for maintenance of its mist watering system.

Krohn Conservatory will re-open on August 29.

The surrounding gardens will remain open during the $200,000 reconstruction project.

Previous reading on BC:
Krohn Conservatory and the Butterfly Show (6/30/08)