The Making of a Show

Future Displays | Hours, Admission, Map

The Floral Show Dome closes for about two weeks between shows to prepare for the next display. The Tropical and Arid Domes remain open during this period.

The Making of a Train Show

After the show is designed by a landscape architect,
staff discuss locations of show features
Cranes and other heavy equipment
are used to move earth and erect structures

Not all landscaping can be accomplished with heavy equipment


New pathways must be tamped


Water features are placed 


Hundreds of feet of track are laid throughout the show


A platform is put into position on the overlook


Plants are unloaded for installation


With props and plants arranged,
the show is now ready for public viewing

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 257-5611

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