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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

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United States of America - Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Institution Code: MIL

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

We have three large (85 ft high) glass domes that each contain a different climate and type of garden. There is a Tropical Dome, containing plants from tropical regions, a Desert Dome, containing plants from arid regions, and a Show Dome, with a rotating schedule of 5 thematic floral displays a year.

Main Address:
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
524 South Layton Boulevard
Wisconsin 53215 United States of America

Telephone: (414) 257-5600
Fax: (414) 649-8616
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Sandy Folaron, Director
    Curator's Name: Amy Thurner, Horticulture Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Marian French
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1959
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 43.0262360
    Longitude: -87.9438340
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 4047 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: The Domes
  • Local Address: 524 S Layton Boulevard
  • Locality: City: Milwaukee
  • Locality: State: Wisconsin

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Madagascar succulents; African succulents and bulbs; Canary Island flora; South, Central, and North American desert plants; some heirloom, traditional native American crop plants such as chilis; tropical orchids; tropical fruits & economic plants; bromeliads; anthiriums; tropical ferns.
  • Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes