Mitchell Park Domes

Flower Power Fall 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.

Friends of the Mitchell Park DomesMilwaukee County Parks

Rotating Exhibits / Events

  • Flower Power Fall Floral Show

    SEPTEMBER 23 - NOVEMBER 5

    Relive the days of peace, love, rebellion, and flower power! The fall show captures all those groovy feelings from the tumultuous decade of change - the 60's.  Set against a backdrop of colorful flowers and a psychedelic mural, we invite you to check out the familiar political slogans, famous faces, and even a Volkswgen camper bus ready to hit the road in search of the next "happening." So dig out that tie-dye t-shirt and head on over to the Conservatory for a trip back in time!

    Orchid Show and Sale

    SEPTEMBER 16, 9AM - 5PM AND SEPTEMBER 17, 9AM - 4PM

    Orchid displays, exhibits and programs showcasing this amazing exotic plant           

    Fall Guided Tours

    This fall two guided tours will be offered by the Education Center. 

    Cost: $10 for non-members, $2 for Friends of the Domes Members (Prepayment is recommended since registration fills up quickly.)
    Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am
    Meet in the center lobby area 10 minutes before tour time.
    Limit - 30 persons
    Click Here to Preregister.

    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Color. Take a guided tour through the colorful fall show, fragrant tropical and stunning desert dome with our Conservatory Educator and find out some of the backstories to our amazing plant specimens and our stunning trees south of the complex. There will be time for questions throughout the tour.

    Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Behind-the-Scenes: Naughty or Nice Holiday Show. This guided tour will walk through the show dome transformation from fall to holiday show with some interesting facts to share about the past and present collections.  The class will end before the market closes so take advantage of the last two hours to shop the Winter Milwaukee Farmers Market. There will be time for questions.