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Wisco Polka-DotRhapsody in Bloom

Saturday, June 18, 2016

5 - 10 p.m.

Some people march to a different drummer - and some people polka!

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

Celebrate all-things-Wisconsin - with a twist! Prepare to be transported to a modern interpretation of our Olde Worlde heritage. Sip on an Old Fashioned while tasting delectable treats, and enjoy an unprecedented evening of Wisconsin delight!

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.

Purchase individual tickets for $135 or a table of 8 for $1,000.

Reservations are required by Friday, June 10, 2016. Call 608-246-5616 to make a reservation.

Themed Attire Encouraged - Join the polka-dot palooza and accessorize or dress in your favorite polka-dot patterned duds!

2016 Sponsorship

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Petal Sponsors

American Family Insurance  Madison-Kipp Corporation

Silver Petal Sponsors

Advanced Pain Management • American Printing Co. Associated Bank

BDO USA, LLP  BMO Private Bank  Boardman & Clark, LLP

Epic  Event Essentials  J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.  Fortune Family Foundation

Fiskars Brands, Inc.  Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes  Goodman's Jewelers

Homburg Companies  Ken Saiki Design, Inc.

Lindsay, Stone & Briggs  Loren & Boo Mortenson  Monona State Bank

OgdenGlazer, LLC  Pizza Hut So. Wisconsin  The QTI Group

The Reese Family Foundation  Reinders, Inc. / FX Luminaire

Smith & Gesteland LLP  SVA Certified Public Accountants

TDS Telecom  von Briesen & Roper, s.c.


Salad - The Wedge - Iceberg lettuce, French & Roquefort dressing, blue cheese crumbles, bacon & cherry tomatoes (sans bacon for vegetarians)

Entrée - Tapas Style Dinner

Chicken Cordon Bleu - Chicken breast stuffed with Gruyère and prosciutto with a Dijon wine sauce

Short Ribs - Slow roasted tender ribs with a classic savory & tart Door County cherry sauce

Door County Fish Boil - White fish, small red potatoes & little white onions, glazed with lemon butter sauce, served with tartar sauce on the side

Sides - Twice baked potatoes and creamed spinach

Entrée offerings are gluten free, excluding the chicken cordon bleu.

Vegetarian Entrée (by request only)

Heirloom Tomato Cobbler with Gruyère Crust and Spring Asparagus



Classic Dutch Apple Pie with Caramel and Crème Anglaise


Photos from Rhapsody in Bloom 2015 - Through the Looking Glass

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Rhapsody in Bloom 2016

Rhapsody in Bloom 2015



Children of the Rainforest featuring Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association - January 23

Cocktails in the Conservatory featuring DJ Surf 'n' Turf- January 29

Winter Concert Series - Sundays in February and March

Children of the Rainforest featuring DanzTrad - February 27




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