Show Dome themes have ranged from a formal Japanese garden, to autumn in Provence, a classic monster movie spoof, a street in Dicken’s London, or scene’s from the Nutcracker Suite.
The theme of each Show Dome display dictates the setting, landscape design and prop design. Each show requires extensive long-term planning, while the actual transformation from one theme to the next takes place in only two weeks. Thousands of individual seasonal plants are used in each Show Dome theme. Lilies, poinsettias, azaleas, chrysanthemums, tulips, cyclamen, geraniums and hundreds of other flowers are featured.
Horticulturists, arborists, artists, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and welders work together to create each spectacular display. Show Dome props are modular and thus, versatile; they can be modified and reused. One building could be an Italian Villa and then be transformed into a Spanish Hacienda, Williamsburg Mansion or Southern Plantation Home in future shows. It is truly amazing to see how incredibly different and unique each display is.
The Show Dome provides serene settings to be captured by artists and photographers, duplicated by visitors in their own gardens and used by students to learn about flowering plants.