Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) - Milwaukee, WI - 12/6/08
The Mitchell Park Conservatory, or "The Domes" as it is locally known, has been part of the Milwaukee scene since the first conservatory was built in 1898. The original conservatory exhibited flowers in a "greenhouse" setting and served the public until 1955.
The Domes are three beehive-shaped (not geodesic) glass domes, 140 feet in diameter at the base and 85 feet high, offering 15,000 square feet of growing space for plant display. Each dome would have a distinct climate and exhibit plants in a naturalistic setting. These are the Arid, Tropical, and Floral Show domes. This beautiful collection of plants from around the globe provides a pleasant and peaceful experience for those who enjoy the calm and tranquility of the garden, the lush growth of the jungle, or the serene beauty of the desert landscape.