Fundraising Events

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

Hat Day

Friday, May 5, 11am
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 gather under a grand marquee in the beautiful gardens, sporting their favorite hats, to enjoy lunch with friends. Proceeds from Hat Day benefit the Conservatory's Pre-K and K–12 education outreach programs.

View the 2017 Hat Day Auction items.

Click here to view photos from Hat Day 2016.

Bash at the Barn

Thursday, June 1, 6:30pm
The Conservatory's 14th annual tasting event brings together community leaders and emerging professionals for a rustic-meets-refined evening at The Wells Barn to raise funds for the Conservatory. Bash at the Barn (formerly known as Tastings on the Terrace) is a night of great music, delicious food from top Columbus restaurants, signature cocktails, wines, and craft beers, all from local purveyors. Proceeds benefit the Conservatory’s adult learning initiatives, including therapeutic horticulture programs and the job training program Green Corps.

VIP Sponsor Reception: Special Thanks to Cameron Mitchell Premier Catering
Restaurant Partners: The Berwick | The Crest/Market Italian Village | Cumin Indian Restaurant | DeNovo | Due Amici | Giant Eagle Market District | Milo's Catering | Morgan House | OH! Chips | Palle by | Moretti | The Refectory | Smoked on High Barbeque Co | Two Caterers
Dessert/Amenities Partners: Cherbourg Bakery | Dublin Cake Cottage | Nothing Bundt Cakes | Piece of Cake | Sadie Baby Sweets | Pipes & Pleasures
Beverage Partners: Elevator Brewing Company | Heidelberg | Land-Grant Brewing Co. | Middle West Spirits | Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits | Vanguard Wines | Vintage Wine Distributor, Inc. | Watershed Distillery

Field to Table

Friday, August 25, 6pm
Presented by the Conservatory’s Women’s Board, this signature event welcomes more than 700 guests for an evening of garden-inspired appetizers, herb-infused cocktails, and a candlelit dinner highlighting Ohio’s finest seasonal ingredients. Proceeds from Field to Table benefit the Conservatory's community gardening programs.

Click here to view photos from Field to Table 2016.

Tickets for 2017 Field to Table will go on sale this Thursday, May 4 at 9am.