Growing With The Thymes

Hearts Under Glass at the Domes

December 1st - 7th, 2020

"Where flowers bloom, so does hope..." - Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson dedicated the Domes in 1965. Now, in 2020 we are hopeful, with your support, that the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory will continue to grow and prosper.

As a result of the six month closure of the Conservatory due to COVID-19, revenue streams have been severely depleted. Community support is more critical than ever to maintain a vibrant and growing conservatory and to provide educational opportunities for our students and families.


Friends of the Mitchell Park DomesMilwaukee County Parks

Online Auction


    Bidding will be live from December 1-7.


  • Generous donors to the Virtual Giving Tree have contributed: a fire pit/patio heater, Radio Flyer wagon, rain barrel, popcorn popper, dog themed basket, insta-pot, penzey's spices, and Whiskey Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit.

  • Find items like these to choose from: 

    • Dual Technology fire pit and patio heater - incudes delivery and set up
    • Radio Flyer wagon
    • Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey - Rare Collector's Bottle
    • Inflatabe Paddle Board
    • Hoppe Tree Service face cord of firewood (delivered and stacked!)
    • Shun 8” Chef’s knife
    • Miss Molly’s Cookie Club – 3 month membership
    • Whiskey Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit
    • Northshore Country Club - 18 Holes of Golf
    • Brew City Booch – Kombucha! – Tour and Tasting
    • Ruckus & Glee Toy Store – Paint a mosaic pot + $15 gift card
    • Private History & Design Tour of Mitchell Park led by Milwaukee Journalist and landscape historian Virginia Small
    • Virtual Wine Tasting Party from Susie Gildsdorf of Left Bank Wine, with charcuterie food pairings from Miss Molly’s Café.
    • Green Bay Packers Team autographed football
    • Kendra Scott Jewelry
    • Rain Barrel
    • Original artwork - created especially for this auction
    • Offerings from local micro breweries

    Enjoy what the Milwaukee area has to offer

    • Discovery World
    • Milwaukee Food & Tours
    • Milwaukee Art Museum
    • Milwaukee Public Museum
    • Bookworm Gardens
    • Urban Ecology Center
    • Riveredge Nature Center
    • Winter Wonders at Boerner Botanical Gardens

    Offerings from the Domes

    • Birthday Gram
    • Passes & Memberships
    • Tickets to Workshops and Classes
    • Raised Bed Garden Kit
    • Activity Adventure Kits
    • Animal Sponsorships
    • Engraved Pavers
    • Domes Gift Shop Fairy Garden Package

    Donated by Milwaukee County Parks

    • Passes to the Mitchell Park Horticlutural Conservatory
    • 4 Rounds of Golf at Milwaukee County Golf Courses 
    • Maptacular Series Poster of Mitchell Park 


Heater Fire Pit
Facecord of wood
Kombucha Tour
MIss Mollys Cookie Club
Radio Flyer Wagon
Ruckus & Glee
Whiskey Old Fashioned Kit
New Glarus Goodies
popcorn popper
Penzey Spices
Faux Wreath
North Shore Country Club
Inflatable Paddle Board
Kendra Scott Jewelry
Rain Barrel
Packer Football
Winter Wonders