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Night Circus in the Gardens logoRhapsody 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 available to Olbrich members beginning Monday, March 3, 2014 and to the general public on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Reservations are required by Friday, June 13, 2014.

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


Vegetarian Entrée

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



Gold Petal

Tetrad, Inc.

Silver Petal

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 Brand, Inc. • Goodman's Jewelers • Homburg Companies

Ken Saiki Design, Inc. • Lindsay, Stone & Briggs • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Mortenson Family FoundationMurphy Desmond S.C.The QTI GroupMaurice & Arlene Reese

Metcalfe’s Market • Reinders, Inc. / FX Luminaire • Smith & Gesteland LLP

Spectra Print CorporationSVA Certified Public AccountantsTDS Telecom

TURIS SystemsU.S. Bank


Photos from Rhapsody in Bloom 2013 - Run for the Roses


Hors d'oeuvres

Centerpiece   Plated Entrees

Horse and Rhapsody Guests


Horse   Silent Auction

Donor's Arbor


Guests  Musicians


Spring Pansy Sale

Leaf Mulch Sales

Plant Sale with the Pros

Mother's Day Concert

Rhapsody in Bloom

Summer Concerts in the Gardens


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