Mitchell Park Domes

Shakespeare in Love Spring Garden 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 transistion to the new theme.

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Rotating Exhibits / Events

  • Shakespeare in Love Spring Floral Show

    MARCH 31 - MAY 31

    Shakespeare in Love, the spring floral show, will run from March 31-May 31 and will take visitors on a journey through the language of flowers. As visitors walk along the pastel-tinted displays, they’ll see scroll-shaped signs with quotes from Shakespeare that relate to the nearby flowers. There will be rosemary for remembrance, and pansies for thoughts. In addition to these flowers mentioned in Hamlet, there will be thyme and violets from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and daffodils and lavender from A Winter’s Tale. Also carpeting the Show Dome will be hydrangeas, tulips, and Easter lilies, to name a few. Other props in the show include a large gazebo, a representation of Shakespeare's desk, and, watching over the show, a bust of Shakespeare himself

    Dinos Under Glass Returns

    MAY 12 - OCTOBER 21

    The dinosaurs are coming baaaack!  Come to visit this exciting exhibit of life like dinosaurs in the Tropical and Desert Domes all summer and fall!

    Torii Gate Festival

    JUNE 2 & 3

    Join us for a celebration of Japanese culture and magnificent floral displays of Japanese flower arranging by the Ikebana Society of Milwaukee.