Fundraising Events


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

Sponsorship opportunities for 2015 events are available. For more information, contact Deirdre DeWeese at 614.715.8044 or

Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin

May 1, 2015
The annual Hat Day luncheon is one of Columbus’ premier social traditions of the year and the Conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event. Over 600 guests gather under a grand marquee in the beautiful gardens, sporting their favorite hats, to enjoy lunch with friends. See images from the 2014 event here.

Tastings on the Terrace

June 4, 2015
Guests enjoy a casual evening on the Conservatory’s West Terrace while sampling fine spirits and hors d’oeuvres from local producers, distilleries and restaurants. See images from the 2014 event here.

Field to Table

August 28, 2015
Presented by the Conservatory’s Women’s Board, this signature fall event welcomes more than 700 guests for a garden-inspired cocktail hour and dinner in celebration of Ohio’s harvest. Field to Table supports the Conservatory's community gardening outreach programs. Proceeds from the 2014 event totaled more than $250,000, for a cumulative $1.4 million raised over the past six years. See images from this year's event here.