Fundraising Events


Proceeds from Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' annual fundraising events benefit the Conservatory's education, horticulture and community gardening programs. View images from past events here.

Sponsorship opportunities for 2016 events are available. For more information, contact Deirdre DeWeese at 614.715.8044 or

Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin

Friday, May 6, 2016
The annual Hat Day luncheon is one of Columbus’ premier social traditions of the year and the Conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event. More than 600 guests gathered under a grand marquee in the beautiful gardens, sporting their favorite hats, to enjoy lunch with friends. Proceeds benefit the Conservatory's youth education programs. 
Thank you to these 2016 Sponsors.

Tastings off the Terrace

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Enjoy food and drink tastings and live music in the Conservatory's beautiful, new Wells Barn. Proceeds benefit the Conservatory's adult education programs. Learn more about this year's event here.

Field to Table

Friday, August 26, 2016
The signature event of the Conservatory’s Women’s Board welcomes 700 guests for a garden-inspired cocktail hour and dinner in celebration of Ohio’s harvest.  Proceeds from Field to Table support the Conservatory's community gardening outreach programs. View photos from the 2015 event here.