The Garden and Conservation Trust is seeking the public\u2019s help to fix the damage to several glass panes at the Ballard Greenhouse in Ballard Park.\u201cMany windows were broken by rocks and coins,\u201d said Tamera Galvin, secretary of the trust.In total, 17 windows were broken for an estimated $2,000 in damages. The vandalism was discovered last week and is being investigated by Ridgefield police.\u201cIt\u2019s been quite a year,\u201d said Carol Foster, president of the trust. \u201cIn the fall, terrible rot was found in the greenhouse so there was a lot of overrun costs. We\u2019re barely squeaking by, and now this happened.\u201dNo arrests had been made as of Tuesday, Feb. 19.\u201cThe police believed a slingshot was used,\u201d Foster said. \u201cThere were perfect round holes through the glass ... They found rocks and some coins, mostly quarters and I think a few nickels.\u201dFoster said that the vandals attacked the wall facing the park\u2019s outdoors gardens.\u201cThere were a few other sides with damages but the one wall that\u2019s most concealed from observation took the brunt of the attack,\u201d she said. \u201cThe door was damaged and there was glass everywhere. There were lightbulbs that were struck, too.\u201dGalvin urged residents to contact the police if they see anything suspicious in Ballard Park.\u201cThere\u2019s nothing stopping vandals,\u201d Foster added. \u201cThe greenhouse has high visibility because it\u2019s in the middle of the park.\u201cIt\u2019s not the first time there\u2019s been damage to it,\u201d she said. \u201cIt has survived having trees fall on it and, just last year, someone threw eggs at it that we had to clean up. But we\u2019ve never seen anything like this in all the years of maintaining the building. It\u2019s very shocking.\u201d Ridgefield treasureThe historic greenhouse was built in 1906 by Lord & Burnham. It is managed by the Garden and Conservation Trust, with members from both Ridgefield and Caudatowa garden clubs serving on the board.\u201cThis greenhouse is a treasure to our town,\u201d Galvin said. \u201cFor over 50 years, it has been used to educate as well as grow plants and flowers for our annual Mother\u2019s Day plant sale. It is devastating to all of us that care so much about Ridgefield and the public spaces in town.\u201dThe trust took over control of the greenhouse in 1967 when the Ridgefield and Caudatowa garden clubs were given use.\u201cWe run the greenhouse entirely on contributions from the Ridgefield community,\u201d Foster said.Recent donors include The Lewis Fund, The Richardson Fund, Ridgefield Thrift Shop, and several private contributors.\u201cThe community has been been so supportive and we couldn\u2019t be more appreciative,\u201d Foster said. New glassFoster said that the community can support the installation of new glass panes by sending checks to Sarah Slavic, the Garden and Conservation Trust\u2019s treasurer, at 25R Gilbert Street, Ridgefield, CT, 06877.Residents can also visit ballardgreenhouse.com for more information on the nonprofit organization.Foster said the trust still plans to put on the annual plant sale this year. It\u2019s a process that typically begins at the end of February.\u201cWe\u2019re going to put the new glass in and fix it up and make it ready go,\u201d she said.