Fundraising Events

Hat Day

Friday, May 1, 2015
Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin, fondly known as Hat Day, is the Conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event. Over 600 guests gather under a grand marquee in the Conservatory’s beautiful gardens, sporting their favorite hats and enjoying lunch with friends. 
The 15th annual Hat Day is chaired by Cathy M. Lyttle. Proceeds benefit Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' pre-K and K–12 educational outreach programs.

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To be added to the waitlist, contact Deirdre DeWeese at 614.715.8044 or

Tastings on the Terrace

Thursday, June 4, 6:30pm
Community leaders and young professionals come together for an evening of great music, delicious tastings from local restaurants, and fine liquors on the Conservatory's beautiful West Terrace. 

The twelfth annual Tastings on the Terrace benefits the Conservatory’s adult learning initiatives, including therapeutic horticulture programs and the job training program Green Corps.

Tickets are $75. Sponsorship opportunities range from $500–$10,000.  For more information, contact Deirdre Deweese at 614.715.8044 or

Field to Table

Friday, August 28
Presented by the Conservatory’s Women’s Board, this signature fall 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.

For more information, contact Deirdre Deweese at 614.715.8044 or