Mitchell Park Domes

Fathoms Below - Underwater Floral Show

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory's Show Dome is transformed 5 times each year. Each Show Dome display has a specific theme, generally categorized as historical, cultural or fantasy, and is chosen at least a year in advance. Plants are selected specifically for a particular floral exhibit and grown in the Greenhouses located at the Mitchell Park Domes. Once in place, a show may last from six to fourteen weeks. Please note that Show Dome is closed for approximately two weeks between shows to transition to the new theme.

Friends of the Mitchell Park DomesMilwaukee County Parks

Rotating Exhibits / Events

  • Fathoms Below - Summer Floral Show

    JUNE 1 - SEPTEMBER 8

    Explore a summer garden inspired by the depths of the ocean floor. Colorful fish sculptures swirl around plants that resemble what one might find 'Under the Sea'. A variety of bright succulents and vivid 'Under the Sea Series' coleus add to a decorative coral reef and a mysterious sunken ship.

    Pollinator Week

    JUNE 17 - 23

    National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. This year’s theme is POLLINATORS UNDER PRESSURE, where many vital topics will be covered each day.

    • Loss of year round food and forage supply
    • Loss, destruction and fracturing of habitats
    • Mismanagement & stressing of Honey Bees
    • Ignorance about Pollinators in general
    • Pollution in general
    • Chemicals in Air, Water, Soil
    • Use and misuse: Pesticide (Neonicotinoids), Herbicide (Round-Up), Fungicide

    Our pollinators can’t afford you missing this week! Each day you will receive: a plant, a short film narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio and another by Meryl Streep, lots of information and resources to take home as well as daily activities for everyone in the family from becoming a pollinator to building a pollinator castle for all our pollinating friends. Regular admission applies so Friends of the Domes members are free.

    Welcome to 100 Acre Woods - Fall Floral Show

    SEPTEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 10

    Classical Christmas - Holiday Floral Show

    NOVEMBER 23 - JANUARY 5