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

May 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.

Tastings off the Terrace

June 2017
Community leaders and young professionals come together for an evening of great music, delicious tastings from local restaurants, and fine liquors in the Conservatory's new Wells Barn. Proceeds from Tastings off the Terrace benefit the Conservatory’s adult learning initiatives, including therapeutic horticulture programs and the job training program Green Corps.

Click here to view photos from Tastings off the Terrace 2016.

Field to Table

August 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.