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logoRhapsody in Bloom

Through the Looking Glass

June 20, 2015

5 - 10 pm

“So she sat on with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality.”

Surprises to delight the senses will abound at Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ annual garden party, Rhapsody in Bloom.

We invite you to join us Through the Looking Glass on June 20, 2015!

Prepare to be transported to an enchanted world of botanical beauty, whim, and fancy, straight from the inimitable imagination of Lewis Carroll and his novels Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.  In keeping with tradition, our evening begins with hors d’oeuvres, music and live performers in the Gardens. We continue the magic with dinner and dancing under beautiful white tents as the sun sets over Lake Monona. All the while, you and your guests will be surrounded by the beauty of Madison’s very own award-winning public gardens.

Rhapsody in Bloom 2015 - Invitation (PDF)

Reservations are required by Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Call 608-246-5616 to make a reservation.



Pickled Summer Platter GF


Tapas Style -

Summer Shandy Island Pork Loin GF

Chicken with Shallots and Morels GF

Beef Tenderloin Roulade with Red Pepper & Goat Cheese

Grilled Tomatoes GF

Pickled Summer Platter GF

Garlic Smashed New Potatoes GF

Olive Oil Grilled Bread

Vegetarian Entrée Option

Heirloom Tomato Cobbler with Gruyere Crust and Spring Asparagus


Combo plate

Queen of Hearts Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Strawberry Sauce GF

Stopwatch Butter Cookie  

Vanilla Meringue Rosettes GF

Coffee & Tea Service

GF = Gluten Free

Key raffle, live auction and silent auction

More information comming soon!

2015 Sponsors

Gold Petal

ACS • American Family Insurance • Madison-Kipp Corporation Tetrad, Inc.

Silver Petal

Advanced Pain Management • American Printing Co. Associated Bank

BDO USA, LLPBMO Private Bank • Boardman & Clark LLP • Epic Event Essentials

First Business Bank • Goodman's Jewelers Homburg Companies

J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. Ken Saiki Design, Inc. • Lindsay, Stone & Briggs

Metcalfe’s Market • Michael Best & Friedrich LLPMonona State Bank

Pizza Hut So. WisconsinThe QTI GroupThe Reese Family

Reinders, Inc. / FX Luminaire • Smith & Gesteland LLP

SVA Certified Public AccountantsTDS TelecomU.S. Bank


Photos from Rhapsody in Bloom 2014 - Night Circus in the Gardens

Appetizer Bow Ties Appetizer Table

Cocktail Table

Performers Singer

Table Setting

Group of Four


Auction Item Auction Viewers 

 Key Winner  




Winter Concert Series

Leaf Mulch Sales

Pansy Sale

Plant Sale with the Pros

Mother's Day Concert

Rhapsody in Bloom: Through the Looking Glass




Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719