Rhapsody in Bloom
Run for the Roses
June 15, 2013
5 - 10 pm
This year’s theme, Run for the Roses, will feature the excitement of the Kentucky Derby in Olbrich’s gorgeous outdoor gardens. We’re bringing the spirit of Churchill Downs to Madison with glamorous Derbyhats & mint juleps. 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.
Derby attire welcome!
Ladies - Express your inner Southern Belle! Wide-brimmed hats decorated with flowers, feathers, bows, and ribbons of any color, accompanied by pastel-colored suits, frilly dresses, or bold separates.
Gents - Classic styles of seersucker, khaki, or a navy blazer, vibrant shirt colors with a flashy neck or bowtie and a pair of loafers worn sockless, of course! Men's Derby hats are inspired by the style from the 1920s.
Rhapsody in Bloom Invitation (PDF)
Catered by Circolo Catering
Starter - A bibb salad with tomatoes, radish slices, hardboiled eggs, topped with homemade bbq ranch dressing, served with assorted rolls
Entree - Slow-cooked sirloin roast topped with bourbon demi-glace, served on a bed of creamy whipped potatoes with roasted carrots & brussel sprouts tortured with bacon
Vegetarian - Roasted portobello mushrooms with bourbon demi-glace, served on a bed of creamy whipped potatoes with roasted carrots & brussel sprouts
Dessert - Bourbon spice cake topped with citrus frosting served with coffee
Purchase a ticket for $20 for a chance to win a custom, hand-crafted necklace from Jewelers Workshop. This exquisite piece of jewelry was created especially for Rhapsody in Bloom.
An Australian opal stone cut as an offset bezel and set in 14 karat yellow gold with a solid twist bail and floral anodized leaf overlay hangs on an 18" diamond cut rope chain. Appraised at $5,830!
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 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.
Private Dinner for Eight in the Bolz Conservatory by Circolo Catering
Bid on a very exclusive opportunity to dine in the tropical Bolz Conservatory. Circolo Catering will prepare and serve an exquisite dinner paired with wine for eight people. Linger after dinner to see the Conservatory's enchanting landscape lighting made possible by generous donors. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Instant Wine Cellar
This package has everything you need to start your own wine collection including a 35-bottle Dolby under-the-counter wine fridge donated by Jac & Edye Garner. Plus, Olbrich Botanical Society board members and friends donated bottles of their favorite wines to start your stock!
Garden Lighting Package
Add dramatic lighting to your home landscape! This package includes; six up-lights, three copper path lights, transformers and all equipment needed plus design and installation. This lighting package is valued at $2,600. Package donated by Reinders, Inc. Installation donated by Scott's Low-Voltage Lighting. Scott's will travel up to 100 miles to install. Just sit back, relax, and see your garden in a whole new 'light'!
NEW! Cocktail Party in the Rose Garden
Bid on an exclusive opportunity to host a private cocktail & 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). Never before has an opportunity like this been offered, so don't let this unique party package pass you by!
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 - additional catering cost will apply.
Exclusively Olbrich Items
Container Gardens from Olbrich's Horticulture Staff
Succulent Containers by Mark Shimasaki
Herb Container by Samantha Peckham
Shade Container by Samara Eisner
Colorful Annual Container by Jeff Epping
Sunny Spot Container by Christian Harper
Specialty Plants from Olbrich’s Greenhouse Staff
Kentucky Derby Planted Hats
Orchid Basket donated by Orchids Garden Centre
Mini Moth Orchid donated by Orchids Garden Centre
Container Garden donated by Klein’s Floral & Greenhouses
Container Garden donated by Schöenheit Gardens
(2) $50 Gift Certificates donated by The Flower Factory
$75 Daylily Gift Certificate donated by Monches Farm
$100 Gift Certificate donated by Duluth Trading Co.
Flower Bouquet Certificate donated by Lewiston Perennial Farm
Container Plants donated by Vermont View Greenhouse
$250 Gift Certificate donated by Winterland Nursery
Succulent Frame donated by Williamson Remodeling
Buddha Garden Art donated by Big Happy Buddha
Container Garden donated by Sue's Seasonal Splendors
Books & Chicken Gardening Group Lecture donated by Cluck the Chicken Store
Wood Bench donated by Black Earth Woodworks
Handmade Bronze Grasshopper Sculpture on Brazilian Agate donated by rabart
Hand-turned Wood Bowl donated by Tad Pinkerton
Framed Artwork donated by Passamenterie
Pendant & earrings donated by Sarah's Hope
Wool Throw donated by Century House
Ceramic Napkin Holders donated by Kim McBride
Glass Ikebana Vase donated by Studio Paran
One-night Stay & Spa Package donated by Sundara Inn & Spa
Cheese Tasting & Tote Bag donated by Fromagination
Tour for 10 People donated by Capital Brewery
Two Hot Air Balloon Tickets donated by Gentle Breezes
Interior Decorating Consult donated by Nest Interior Design
Personal Training & Massage donated by C Dahl Fitness, Massage & Personal Training
Badger Football Tickets donated by Jamie & Doug Keehn
Packer Football Tickets donated by Janet & Jay Loewi
2 Tickets/Discounted Rate donated by Capitol Pedaler
Binoculars donated by Eagle Optics
$50 Gift Certificate donated by Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
Personal Training Evaluation & Training Session donated by Platinum Pilates
Gift Certificates (One Betty Lou Cruise, one Sunday Brunch at Nau-ti-gal, & one shrimp dinner at Captain Bills) donated by von Rutenberg Ventures
$60 Gift Certificate donated by Good Food
One Night Stay donated by the Livingston Inn
$100 Gift Certificate donated by Steenbock's on Orchard
Packages & Baskets
"Seghesio Family Vineyards Red Zinfandel Sampler"
donated by Jamie & Doug Keehn & Libbey Food Service
Includes: 2011 Seghesio Home Ranch Zinfandel, Italian Luigi Bormioli Stemware & chocolate
"Mini Spa Day"
donated by L'Occitane, Nails 4 You & Velvet Waxing Studio
Includes: L'Occitane soap, lotion, lip balm, travel shampoo & conditioner, spa accessories,manicure certificate & waxing gift certificate
"Vacation Preparation Basket"
donated by Barnes, Inc. & Clean as a Whistle
Includes: Two lawn mowings & one house cleaning
"DIY Mint Julep"
donated by Jamie & Doug Keehn & Libbey Food Service
Includes: Rocks glasses, stir stick, shaker, shot glass, bar strainer, cocktail book, Maker's Mark Bourbon, spearmint & "The Drunken Botanist" book
"Rökker Vodka Bloody Mary Bar"
donated by Jamie & Doug Keehn, Libbey Food Service & Rökker Vodka
Includes: Bloody Mary fixings, Pilsner glasses, craft beer book & Rökker vodka
"Children's Day Out"
donated by Jamie & Doug Keehn, Madison Children's Museum, Libbey Food Service
Includes: Madison Children's Museum passes, mini dessert cups & serving bowl, kid's
cookbook, bubbles, DVD, sand toys, markers/paper & candy
"Morning Cup of Joel"
donated by Joel Curt-Java Bay Coffee & Libbey Food Service
Includes: Coffee pot, serving tray, cream & sugar holder, coffee mugs, Java Bay coffee & coffee cookies
"Concert on the Square Basket"
donated by Bed, Bath & Beyond
Includes: Picnic basket, thermal blanket, low lawn chairs & ground steaks for wine
donated by Hayley Homburg & The Tennis Shop
Includes: Tennis lesson & tennis items
donated by Northleaf Winery
Includes: Wine, tour, tasting & more
donated by Wollersheim Winery, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier & Olbrich Gardens
Includes: Three bottles of wine, $25 gift certificate & two tickets to Indulgence, Wine &
donated by American Players Theatre & River View Café
Includes: Two APT tickets & gift certificate
donated by Nancy & Toby Vidlak, Growing Gifts shop & Hatsofancy
Includes: Leather executive bag, scarf & flower pin
The Blue Olives at Rhapsody in Bloom!
Kick up your heels after dinner and dance to the groovy tunes fo the Blue Olives! Regular artists at House of Blues- Chicago, The Blue Olives have performed more than 3,200 shows in 10 states and currently play more than 120 shows a year. Sassy horns, four lead vocalists, killer vocal harmonies, searing guitar, and funky bass and rhythm sections are the cornerstones of this powerhouse band.
ACS • Advanced Pain Management • American Family Insurance • Associated Bank
BMO Institutional Trust • Boardman & Clark, LLP • Capitol Bank • Epic
Event Essentials • F3 Foundation • J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. • Goodman's Jewelers
Homburg Companies • Ken Saiki Design, Inc. • Metcalfe Markets
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP • Mortenson Family Foundation
Murphy Desmond S.C. • Pizza Hut of So. Wisconsin • The QTI Group
Maurice & Arlene Reese Family • Reinders, Inc. / FX Luminaire
Smith & Gesteland LLP • Spectra Print Corporation • SVA • TDS Telecom
Tetrad Inc. • US Bank • Webcrafters, Inc.
Bolz Conservatory: Plants of the Dinosaur Age Exhibit
Olbrich's Holiday Express: Flower & Model Train Show
Holiday Concert Series