Friends of the Mitchell Park Domes

The Domes

The Friends of the Domes welcome you to the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, also known as "The Domes".

The Friends of the Domes is a support group whose purpose is to enhance projects and programs in the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.

The Domes, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are the world's only conoidal glass houses.

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Different climates in the Domes

The Climates

The three Domes are home to flowers and plants from tropical and arid locations around the world. These architecturally unique structures are filled with plants and animals from different climates.

Each Dome is almost a half of a football field wide and seven stories tall.

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The Tropical and Arid Domes

Tropical, Arid

In the moist air of the Tropical Dome, you will experience 1,200 species of tropical plants.

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The Desert Dome represents the deserts of the world with plants grouped by geographic locations.

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The Seasonal Show Dome

Show Dome

Five times each year, the beautiful Show Dome has elaborately planned seasonal floral displays.

Come visit us at the Domes today!

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Visit the Domes

The Domes Book

The Official Domes Book is here!

Get your copy in the Domes Gift Shop or order online right now!
Read about the history, construction, renovation and future of the Domes and enjoy the beautiful photographs dating back to the early 1890's.

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Upcoming Events

Art in the Green

May 5 & 6

Art in the Green

Shakespeare in Love Spring Garden Show

Mar. 31 - May 31

Shakespeare in Love

Dinos Under Glass

May. 12 - Oct. 21

Dinos Under Glass

Orchid Show

June 2 & 3

Torii Gate Festival

Milwaukee County Parks

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, or "The Domes" as they are referred to, is a Milwaukee County Park and is in fact the oldest park in the Milwaukee Parks system. Rentals and ticketing is all managed by the Park System.

The Friends of the Domes, responsible for this website, are people who donate time and effort by managing events, the gift shop, education, and other fundraising efforts to to ensure that Milwaukee always has a world class horticultural conservatory. 

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