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

  • Thanks to our generous donors and community support for this auction we exceeded our fundraising goal and more than reached our Matching Donation Challenge goal.  We are sincerely grateful for all the support for the Friends of the Domes and the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.

Please support these businesses who have supported us:

1840 Brewing Co. - An Urban Farmhouse Brewery - Milwaukee

Authentique Gifts - Gifts that are unique, sustainable, and healthier for your home and body. Kenosha

Bark n' Scratch Outpost - Raw dog food and pet supplies in Milwaukee

Bitter Cube - Slow crafted bitters, real botanicals - Milwaukee

Brew City Booch Kombucha - "Good vibes from Great depths." - Milwaukee

Bunzel's Meat Market & Catering - "A family-owned and operated old-fashioned Milwaukee meat market – four generations strong." - Milwaukee

Clocktower Antiques - "Reinventing, reintroducing, recycling and repurposing." - Milwaukee

Colectivo Coffee - Strong coffee since 1991. - A location near you.

Fein Brothers - Full service restaurant supply store in Milwaukee

Gallery 2o7 - A contemporary gallery featuring art in a variety of mediums by local artists, located in the heart of Milwaukee's Third Ward.

Giltee Apparel - "Wisconsin Apparel Meets Lifestyle" - Wauwatosa

Goody Gourmets - "Home of Milwaukee's finest gourmet popcorn." - Shorewood

Harley Davidson Museum - "An unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia." - Milwaukee

Hoppe Tree Service - Family owned. "Taking care of people and their trees since 1972." - Metro Milwaukee area

Hyde Park - Still famous & expert tailoring, and now offering clothing, accessories, and gifts home sourced from all over the country. - Wauwatosa

Kendra Scott - Jewelry that gives back. "We believe in a world in which all women and children live their brightest, healthiest, and most empowered lives." - Brookfield

Kilwins - Chocolate, Fudge, and Ice Cream. "We are proud of our family heritage of providing our customers with high quality products and a warm friendly customer experience." - Glendale

Left Bank Wine - the leading distributor of fine wines and spirits in the state of Wisconsin

Lily and Laura Bracelets - Bead Bracelets "Fairly Traded and Handcrafted with Love in Nepal."

Magpie Jewelry & Metals Studio, LLC - a gallery, retail shop and creative studio space featuring finished jewelry and gift items and specializing in custom work. - Wauwatosa

Melinda Myers LLC - "Inspiring and educating through gardening."

Milwaukee Art Museum - The museum collection contains nearly 25,000 works of art, making it one of the largest museums in the world. - Milwaukee lakefront.

Milwaukee County Parks - Over 150 parks, miles of scenic trails, 15 golf courses, beer gardens, dog parks, beaches, community centers, botanical gardens, nature trails.

Milwaukee Food & City Tours - Milwaukee’s Premier, Original & Award-Winning Tours - Milwaukee

Milwaukee Pretzel Company - "Handmade and freshly baked, just the way they've been doing it in Germany for hundreds of years". - Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Museum - "Inspires curiosity, excites minds, and increases desire to preserve our world's natural and cultural diversity." - Milwaukee

Miss Molly’s Café & Pastry Shop - a cozy neighborhood cafe specializing in fresh, seasonally inspired meals and scratch-made bakery. - Wauwatosa/Milwaukee

MKE Brewing Co. - "Founded on principles of crafting and creating beers using the best local ingredients". - Milwaukee

New Glarus Brewing  - "100% natural ingredients to produce world-class, handcrafted beers for our friends in Wisconsin. Cheers!" - New Glarus, WI

North Shore Country Club - "A golf course enjoyable for players of all levels of ability, along with a vibrant and engaging clubhouse experience." - Mequon

Pabst Brewing Company – Best Place "Experience old world charm and Gemütlichkeit at its finest." - Milwaukee

Packer’s Community Foundation - "Giving back to Wisconsin's communities since it was established in 1986."

Phase II Skateboarding - Locally owned skate shop, "From beginner to advanced we got you covered!" - Wauwatosa

Pink Opal Floral Design - Independent, certified floral designer. - Milwaukee & Waukesha

Porchlight Books  - "Dedicated to providing high-touch, human support to authors, organizations looking for books in bulk, and the publishing industry.- Milwaukee

Praelucens Law LLC - "Lighting the Way" - Milwaukee

Ray's Wine & Spirits - bringing you the best in full service and selection in wine, spirits and beer. - Wauwatosa

Riveredge Nature Center - "A new kind of nature center" - Saukville

Rose’s Flower Shop - "Stunning, hand-selected, fresh arrangements that are creative & affordable.- Wauwatosa

Ruckus & Glee - Toys, games and books - Wauwatosa

Studio 890 - Providing all of your hair care, nail care, and skin care needs. - Elm Grove and Brookfieldall of your Hair Care, Nail Care, and Skin Care needs

Tabal Chocolate - "Chocolate & cacao products with intention." - Wauwatosa

Wisconsin Lift Truck - Offers material handling: forklifts, reach trucks, sweeper scrubber, aerial lifts, racking storage & more in Wisconsin. - Brookfield



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