Mitchell Park Conservatory " The Domes"
Is one of Milwaukee's living
landmarks, so any visitors who are passionate about plants should
not miss a visit to The Domes at Mitchell Park Horticultural
Conservatory. Visitors of all ages will experience a Desert
Oasis, a beautiful Tropical Jungle and Special Floral Gardens all in
one afternoon along with an amazing light show in the evening.
When visitors visit The Domes, they will have a better appreciation
for the Earth's unique diversity of plant and animal species.
All of which are very vital to our own survival... Come to the
deserts of Africa, Madagascar, North America and South America in
the Arid Dome. Here visitors will see one of the worlds finest
collections of cacti, succulents are (plants that can store water) &
water conserving trees, shrubs and arid land bulbs. Along with
an Oasis of Pampas Grass and desert palms that lead you to paths
that take you past several species of plants, subtle colors and
unique adaptations to the hot, dry habitats. Next, is
the Floral Show Dome-when you enter this floral themed exhibit you
will experience displays of vibrant colored gardens.
Throughout the year five seasonal displays will amaze and delight
you with their beauty & bright colors. In fact, these amazing
displays may even inspire your own gardens. It takes many
talents to transform these specific themes into the final product.
This can take anywhere from 8 to 10 working days to complete.
The Floral Show Dome provides stunning, serene settings which are
captured by various artists & photographers, used by students
learning about flowering plants and duplicated by visitors in their
own gardens. The Floral Show Dome offers beauty and
inspiration for all who visit. Last, is the Tropical Dome- Did
you know? Tropical Rainforests cover five continents, are home to
more than fifteen-million species of plants & animals and is Earth's
most productive and diverse ecosystem. When you visit the
Tropical Dome you will encounter over 1,200 species of tropical
plants, a few tropical birds and many other rainforest products
including; banana, avocado, star fruit, tapioca, cocoa/chocolate and
macadamia nuts. Also found here are Spices & Flavorings such as;
vanilla, black pepper, cardamom and turmeric. Well recognized
plants that we have in our home & office for decoration include;
orchids, ferns, philodendrons and many others. Don't
forget when the sun goes down to experience The Dome of Light...