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. Over 600 guests gather under a grand marquee in the beautiful gardens, sporting their favorite hats, to enjoy lunch with friends. To learn how you can get involved contact Deirdre DeWeese at or 614.715.8044. View images from Hat Day 2015 here.


Tastings on the Terrace

Thursday, June 9, 2016.
Enjoy food and drink tastings and live music on the Conservatory's West Terrace. Proceeds benefit the Conservatory's adult education programs. View photos from the 2015 event here. To learn how you can get involved, contact Deirdre DeWeese at or 614.715.8044. 

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.