Flamingos at a Field to Table Fundraiser!

Columbus, OH

  Pictured Right:  A surprise reunion with friends Mary Maloney, Executive Director of the Chadwick Arboretum, and Bob Brackman, Executive Director of San Antonio Botanical Gardens.

Pictured Right: A surprise reunion with friends Mary Maloney, Executive Director of the Chadwick Arboretum, and Bob Brackman, Executive Director of San Antonio Botanical Gardens.

No other than the Women’s Board of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens could plan such a magical evening as their 10th Annual Field to Table fundraiser. Though the flamingos arrived months earlier – more than 70 life-sized topiary birds landed in the Grand Mallway in May – they inspired the theme of this year’s event.

The evening featured signature cocktails, savory hors d'oeuvres, and several courses of a locally-produced and -prepared meal. Cindy Tyler of Terra and her guest, Mary Malone, Director of Chadwick Arboretum happily attended the event. Bob Brackman, Executive Director of San Antonio Botanical Gardens, made a surprise appearance and almost won the “furthest traveler” award!

More than 700 guests gathered to support the event, resulting in $300,000 for the benefit of the Gardens’ community gardening initiatives. To learn more – and see a photo gallery from the evening, visit www.fpconservatory.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/field-to-table/.