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 are available. For more information, contact Deirdre DeWeese at 614.715.8044 or

Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin

May 2, 2014
The annual Hat Day luncheon is one of Columbus’ premier social traditions of the year and the Conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event. This year, 616 guests gathered under a grand marquee in the beautiful gardens, sporting their favorite hats, to enjoy lunch with friends. See images from this year's event here.

Tastings on the Terrace

June 5, 2014
Guests enjoyed 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 this year's event here.

Field to Table

August 22, 2014
Presented by the Conservatory’s Women’s Board, this signature fall event welcomed 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 totaled more than $250,000, for a cumulative $1.4 million rasied over the past six years.

See images from this year's event here.

Thank you to these Field to Table 2014 sponsors and in-kind donors