On Friday, May 5, 2023, we will celebrate the 22nd annual Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin, lovingly known as Hat Day! Under the leadership of our 2023 Hat Day Chair, Nancy Russo, this annual spring soiree promises an elegant celebration of flowers and fashion, while raising critical funds to support the Conservatory’s educational mission.
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 550 guests gather under a grand marquee in the beautiful gardens, adorned in their chapeaux, to enjoy an afternoon of fun, celebration and philanthropy.
We will also celebrate the innumerable community contributions of Cathy Lyttle as our 2023 Ann Isaly Wolfe Award honoree.
Funds raised by Hat Day benefit the Conservatory’s youth education and outreach programs, which annually serve thousands of children of all ages and backgrounds. These initiatives build lifelong connections to the natural world with opportunities for learning, discovery, and hands-on exploration.