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, 2017
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.

Click here to view photos from Hat Day 2016.


Bash at the Barn

Thursday, June 1, 2017
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.

Click here to view photos from last year's tastings event at The Wells Barn.


Field to Table

Friday, August 25, 2017
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.