Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

Rhapsody AttendeesRhapsody in Bloom

Garden Gala

Saturday, June 16, 2018

6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ annual gala, Rhapsody in Bloom, has been a summer tradition for almost 30 years! In the late 80’s, this outdoor garden party offered guests a picnic basket dinner and dancing under the stars well after midnight!

From its humble beginnings, Rhapsody in Bloom has evolved in many ways; elaborate plated dinners, lavish florals, top-of-the-line entertainers, exclusive auction packages, and fun themes. Through the years one aspect has remained the same - a shared love and desire to support Madison’s award-winning public gardens.


2018 Rhapsody in Bloom Committee

Matt Coppens, Julie Herfel, Jamie Keehn, Meghan Krause, Janet Loewi, Barbie Murawski


2018 Event Sponsorship

Support the Gardens and receive VIP treatment by becoming a

Rhapsody in Bloom sponsor!

Rhapsody Attendees

Event sponsors enjoy a private VIP reception from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

in one of Olbrich’s beautiful outdoor gardens.

Sponsor guests receive early check-in, a dedicated bar station offering complimentary beverages, refreshments, exclusive entertainment opportunities and all the benefits of a regular full experience reservation!

Visit Gesture.com to confirm your 2018 Rhapsody in Bloom Sponsorship!

Be sure to "Sign In or Register" first (top right) for easy registration!

To pay for your sponsorship by check contact 608-246-5616 for registration and processing.


For more information on Presenting or Non-Attending sponsorship opportunities, please contact Olbrich’s Special Events Manager, Missy Jeanne at (608) 246-5616 / mjeanne@cityofmadison.com.


Individual Reservations

Rhapsody Attendee

Full Experience Reservations

6:00-11:00 p.m. @ $95 /person

Package pricing

(4) Full Experience Reservations @$342 total

(10% discount)

(8) Full Experience Reservations @ $646 total

(15% discount)

Discounted reservation pricing applies only when purchased by one person.


Late Night Reservation

8:00-11:00 p.m. @ $55 /person

Visit Gesture.com to make reservations - Be sure to "Sign In or Register" first (top right) for easy registration!


Thank you 2017 Rhapsody in Bloom Sponsors!!!

Silver Petal Sponsors

Advanced Pain Management

American Family Insurance

American Printing Co.

Boardman & Clark LLP

Event Essentials

Fiskars Brands, Inc.

Goodman's Jewelers

Homburg Companies

J.H. Findorff & Son Inc

Ken Saiki Design, Inc.

Madison-Kipp Corporation

Monona State Bank

The Reese Family Foundation

TDS Telecom

The QTI Group

von Briesen & Roper, s.c.


table guests


Bronze Petal Sponsors

Associated Bank


BMO Private Bank


Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes

Lindsay, Stone & Briggs

OgdenGlazer, LLC

Reinders, Inc./FX Luminaire

Smith & Gesteland LLP

Tim & Jill Sherry

WhiteFish Partners LLC

Photos from Rhapsody in Bloom 2017 - Grand Central Gardens - Coming Soon!


Winter Concerts | Select Sundays in Feb. & March

Spring Flower Show | March 10 - 25

Spring Show Plant Sale | March 26

Cocktails in the Conservatory | March 30

Pansy Sale | April 7

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