Rhapsody in Bloom
Night Circus in the Gardens
June 21, 2014
5 - 10 pm
This year’s theme, Night Circus in the Gardens, features a mystical, magical, circus with live performers, music, and delicious food. Our evening begins with hors d’oeuvres and live music in the Gardens, followed by dinner and dancing under beautiful white tents as the sun sets over Lake Monona.
Reservations are required by Friday, June 13, 2014. Call 608-246-5616 to make a reservation.
Rhapsody in Bloom Invitation (PDF)
Chopped baby bibb lettuce with pickled apples, shallots and carrots, tossed with a smoked carrot vinaigrette
Charcuterie Board - Presented in the center of your table brimming with grilled garlic and black peppercorn beef tenderloin, lemon pesto chicken, locally prepared Italian sausage accompanied by an assortment of Wisconsin cheeses, grilled asparagus, burst tomato caprese with balsamic dressing, pesto pasta salad with fresh vegetables and baguettes
Fresh eggplant ratatouille prepared with locally sourced produce, in addition to all vegetarian offerings on the Charcuterie Boards
Mini caramel apples, chocolate mice cakes and dark chocolate, sea salt popcorn
Purchase a ticket for $20 for a chance to win a custom, hand-crafted necklace from Goodman’s Jewelers. This exquisite piece of jewelry was created especially for Rhapsody in Bloom.
An 18 Kt yellow gold Hearts on Fire necklace with a 9 diamond "Brocade Heart Pendant". A dynamic 3D sculptured design with 9 bezel set Hearts on Fire Ideal cut diamonds (.30) carat total weight. 31 inch 18 Kt yellow gold 1.4 mm adjustable cable chain. Retail value $4,800!
Volunteers will be circulating during the event selling tickets, or stop by the station near the garden entrance. The necklace will be displayed in a case on the dance floor after 7:30 p.m. During dinner, redeem your tickets for keys and try your luck with the lock!
Note: This is a final sale. The necklace and pendant may not be returned or exchanged. Detail image - not to scale.
Enjoy a limited edition Korbel Rouge red champagne with your table guests! Blended primarily from Sonoma County Pinot Noir, this bubbly bridges the gap between the flavors of a red wine and the pop of champagne. A perfect way to continue the celebration! Glassware included. Donated by Jamie and Doug Keehn and Libbey Food Service.
Finish your meal with Queen Jennie sorghum whiskey, aged in small charred oak barrels and distilled from 100% Wisconsin Sorghum at Old Sugar Distillery. Raise a glass to this local libation! Glassware included. Donated by Julie Herfel and Libbey Food Service.
Garden Lighting Package
Add dramatic lighting to you home landscape! This package includes10 up-lights, four copper path lights, transformers and all equipment needed, plus design and installation. This lighting package is valued at $3,300. Package donated by Reinders, Inc. Installation donated by Scott’s Low-Voltage Lighting, up to100 miles away.
Cocktail Party in the Rose Garden
Bid on an exclusive opportunity to host a private cocktail and hors d’oeuvres party in Olbrich’s stunning Rose Garden! This package includes savory hors d’oeuvres for up to 20 guests prepared by Market Street Diner (a local Food Fight Restaurant) use of the Rose Garden, and Blue Plate Catering’s bar services (cost of beverages additional). An elegant party package you will not find anywhere else!
Note: Specific event dates and times (3 hour maximum - evening hours only) must be arranged with Olbrich Gardens and Market Street Diner. Package can be increased to 50 guests with an additional catering cost.
Private Tequila Pairing Dinner at Pasqual’s
Experience the best of Tex Mex right here in Madison! In this private dinner for 8, guests will receive exceptional service and explosive flavors with expert pairings of the finest 100% Blue Agave tequila. A southwestern experience you and your senses will not soon forget! Donated by Pasqual's.
Exclusive Olbrich Items
Container gardens from Olbrich’s Horticulture Staff - Jeff Epping, Samara Eisner, Mark Shimasaki, Christian Harper, Samantha Peckham, Phillip Stutz, Tony Gomez, Erin Presley
Specialty plants from Olbrich’s Greenhouse Staff - John Wirth, Jennifer Recoy, Cindy Cary
Orchid basket donated by Orchids Garden Centre
Container garden donated by Klein’s Floral & Greenhouses
Flower bouquet certificate donated by Lewiston Perennial Farm
Container plants donated by Vermont View Greenhouse
$250 gift certificate donated by Winterland Nursery
Container garden donated by Schöenheit Gardens
$75 Daylily gift certificate donated by Monches Farm
Artistic & Handmade Items
Peggy Carr floral plate donated by Orange Tree Imports
Glass vase donated by Studio Paran
Handmade bronze sculpture on moss agate donated by local Madison artist, rabart
One-night Stay & Spa package donated by Sundara Inn & Spa
Brewery tour for 10 donated by Capital Brewery
Hot air balloon ride for 2 & $20 to The Jet Room donated by Gentle Breezes & The Jet Room
Distillery tour and sampling for 8 donated by Yahara Bay Distillers
Private tennis lesson for 3 donated by Hayley Homburg
Yoga session for 6 in Thai Pavilion donated by Hayley Homburg
(6) Walking tickets to WPS Garden of Lights in December donated by Green Bay Botanical Garden
$50 certificate donated by Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
$40 certificate donated by Good Food Cart & Catering
Beer tasting for 10 donated by Jeffrey Glazer of Madison Beer Review
(2) Passes to “Live from Studio M” for Los Lonely Boys donated by 105.5 Triple M
(4) Tickets to Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute band) donated by 105.5 Triple M
(4) Badger Football tickets vs. Bowling Green donated by Jamie & Doug Keehn
(2) Cycling jerseys-male & female donated by Trek Travel
(2) Tickets to a performance of your choice donated by Fresco Opera (Modern Opera)
“Fun on the Water with Lunch”- Rutabaga Paddlesports certificate ($100) & lunch at Swad Indian Restaurant ($40) donated by Roberta Sladky
Badger Men’s Basketball tickets (4) & dinner at Greenbush Bar ($100) donated by Jt and Claude Covelli
“Get the Red Out!”- Badgers vs. Bowling Green (2 football tickets) & Napa Valley Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon donated by Kevin Hess
“Time to Wine” - 1987 bottle of Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien & French Pol Roger Reserve champagne donated by Ann & Mike Whaley
Betty Lou Cruise certificate ($100) donated by Michelle Taschek
The Old Fashioned certificate ($100) donated by Erin Ogden
“Madison’s Bakery Mile” - Madison Sourdough & Batch Bakehouse ($40 each) donated by Dick Wagner
“Dinner & A Movie” - Sundance Cinemas ($50) & Lombardino’s ($100) donated by Sandy and Jim Dolister
Suite at Badger Women’s Basketball game (14 tickets) includes food and non-alcoholic beverages donated by Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP
Handcrafted wood bench donated by Black Earth Woodworks
Concerts in the Park featuring WYSO, includes catering & 2 bottles of wine (table for 8) donated by SVA
Packages & Baskets
“Seghesio Family Vineyards Red Zinfandel Sampler”
donated by Jamie & Doug Keehn, Libbey Food Service & Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
Includes: Seghesio Red Zinfandel, wine vacuum stopper, chocolate & “The Night Circus” book
donated by L’Occitane, Nails 4 You, Velvet Waxing Studio & William Jon Salon & Spa
Includes: Salon certificate ($100), waxing service ($55), mani/pedi, facemask, soaps, samples & more
“Farm to Table Basket”
donated by Vom Foss, Wisconsin Cutlery, Conscious Carnivore & Fromagination
Includes: 8 knife sharpenings, private tasting for 10, Trio Oil sample, towels, cheese knife, apron & ceramic ware
“Vacation Preparation Basket”
donated by Barnes, Inc. & Clean as a Whistle
Includes: Lawn mowing service & 3-hour housekeeping
“Bloody Mary Basket”
donated by Jamie & Doug Keehn & Rökker Vodka
Includes: Bloody Mary fixings, beef jerkey beer & Rökker Vodka
“Birds and the Bees: Book and Honey Basket”
donated by CLUCK
Includes: “Free Range Chicken Gardens” book, glass muth jar of locally produced honey, “Wisdom for Beekeepers” book & Lisa Lewis card
donated by Fiskars Brands, Inc.
Includes: Garden caddy, Big Grip trowel, cultivator, knife, garden shears, Power Gear pruner, folding saw & more
“I’m So Bored…Summer Fun for Kids Basket”
donated by Chloe Keehn, Madison Children's Museum & The Little Gym
Includes: Madison Children's Museum passes for up to 16, The Little Gym5-day Summer Camp pass, knot blanket, puzzle, beach ball, bubble wands & more
“Morning Joe Coffee Basket”
donated by Libbey Food Service & Java Bay Coffee
Includes: silver hammered serving bowl, European style coffee mugs, French press, & Java Bay coffee
“Lavender Lovers Basket”
donated by Via Naturelle
Includes: Keepsake gift box, hand-crocheted wash cloth, lavender rose bath salts, soaps, hand cream & more
donated by Northleaf Winery
Includes: Wine & chocolate pairing for 4 & bottle of wine
donated by American Players Theatre & Food Fight Hubbard Avenue Diner
Includes: (2) APT tickets & food certificate
donated by Nancy & Toby Vidlak, Growing Gifts shop & Hatsofancy
Includes: Coach bag, scarf, earrings & flower pin
donated by Wollersheim Winery, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier & Olbrich Gardens
Includes: Prairie Fumé, White Port, Red Port, $20 certificate & (2) tickets to Indulgence, Wine & Chocolate Tasting
ACS • Advanced Pain Management • American Family Insurance • Associated Bank
BMO Private Bank • Boardman & Clark LLP • Epic • Event Essentials • J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
First Business Bank • Fiskars Brands, Inc. • Goodman's Jewelers • Homburg Companies
Ken Saiki Design, Inc. • Lindsay, Stone & Briggs • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Mortenson Family Foundation • Murphy Desmond S.C. • The QTI Group • Maurice & Arlene Reese
Metcalfe’s Market • Reinders, Inc. / FX Luminaire • Smith & Gesteland LLP
Spectra Print Corporation • SVA Certified Public Accountants • TDS Telecom
TURIS Systems • U.S. Bank
Photos from Rhapsody in Bloom 2013 - Run for the Roses
Guided Garden Strolls
Summer Concerts in the Gardens
Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies