Saturday, June 17, 2017
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
DIVERSE. RAW. DELICIOUS.
New York City is an ever-evolving culture mash-up of cuisine and creativity, come and explore a taste of the big city life. Anything can happen in a New York minute!
Using your subway transportation map as a guide, mingle through different garden areas sampling traditional New York street food provided by Banzo and Underground Catering’s premier local food carts, and a tasty taco stand from Pasquel’s Cantina.
Surprises await around every corner, featuring classic street performers and a symphony of subway music.
Online Auction - bid on one-of-a-kind items and packages until 9:00 p.m.
As the sun sets, take a twilight stroll through the NEW garden landscape lighting, bust a move on the dance floor, and enjoy a New York slice from Ian’s Pizza and sweet treats from Bloom Bake Shop!
Reservations available online starting May 1
Full Experience Reservations (6:00-11:00 p.m.) at $95 /each
(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.) at $55 /each
Sponsored Table reservation available inquire at 608-246-5616
New Event Format
Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ annual gala has been a summer tradition for over 28 years! In 2017, Rhapsody in Bloom will evolve once again, going back to the basics, comparable to a time when more than 70% of every ticket was a direct contribution to the Gardens.
By discontinuing the seated dinner and simplifying the food offerings, Olbrich is able to reduce the reservation pricing by 30% and offer a late night admission option at an even greater savings. These changes will make Rhapsody in Bloom accessible to more community members while still raising significant funds for the Gardens.
Wooden benches and cafe style patio tables/chairs will be available throughout the Gardens for guests' enjoyment during the event.
Join us on June 17, 2017 for this exciting event in support of Madison’s award-winning public garden and celebrate everything about a city so nice, they named it twice!
Themed Attire Encouraged
BLACK with brilliant, over-the-top accessories, of course!
New Yorkers wear black because it’s a symbol of power, elegance, and luxuryâ€¦ “because we’re not tourists here to see a show; because we are, in a sense, with the band. The band is New York, and the color is black.” -Amy Larocca, New York Magazine
2017 Rhapsody in Bloom Committee
Theresa Feiner, Julie Herfel, Janet Homburg, Jamie Keehn & Janet Loewi
Support the Gardens by becoming a Rhapsody in Bloom sponsor!
Contact Special Events Manager, Missy Jeanne for details -
firstname.lastname@example.org / 608-246-5616
Silver Petal Sponsors
Advanced Pain Management
American Family Insurance
American Printing Co.
Boardman & Clark LLP
Fiskars Brands, Inc.
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc
Ken Saiki Design, Inc.
Monona State Bank
The Reese Family Foundation
The QTI Group
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Bronze Petal Sponsors
BDO USA, LLP
BMO Private Bank
Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes
Lindsay, Stone & Briggs
Reinders, Inc./FX Luminaire
Smith & Gesteland LLP
Tim & Jill Sherry
WhiteFish Partners LLC
Photos from Rhapsody in Bloom 2016 - Wisco Polka-dot
Light Gaps Bolz Conservatory Exhibit - March 25-July 16
Cocktails in the Conservatory - March 31
Pansy Sale - April 1
Plant Sale with the Pros - May 12 & 13
Mother's Day Concert - May 14
Gardens Galore Bus Trip - May 19