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Date & Time

Friday, April 12, 2024
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden


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2024 Sponsorship Packet

For sponsorship information, please contact David Plogmann at  [email protected] or (513)487.3324


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Zootanical 2024 with a Hint of Tulips will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, from 5:30–9:00 pm at the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Zootanical is the premier botanical event that kicks off the Zoo season! 100% of the proceeds provide operating support to the Zoo’s gardens, Horticulture, and Horticultural Outreach & Education.

The event will take place amidst over 100,000 tulips in bloom and will include an organic farm-to-table dinner, creative libations, and much more. This always sold-out event provides brand visibility to a sophisticated, plant-centric audience, and well-connected community leaders.

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Event Highlights Include:

  • A magnificent display of over 120,000 tulips and other spring blooms
  • Signature cocktails & libations
  • View the Asian-themed garden at the entrance to Elephant Trek
  • An elegant and locally sourced menu
  • Meet members from the CZBG Botanical Committee
  • An inspiring talk by Nick McCullough, an APLD-certified Designer & Young Professional of the Year
  • A botanical-themed Silent Auction
  • Network with our esteemed Horticulture Team

Guest Speaker: Nick McCullough

Our guest speaker will be Nick McCullough, Nick is an APLD-certified  Designer, who has won numerous awards including Young Professional of the Year from the Perennial Plant Association and Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association. A self-described “plant nerd,” he is passionate about perennials and has a masterful understanding of how plants thrive in the Midwestern climate.

2023 Zootanical Recap

2023's Zootanical event was a huge success thanks to YOU!

View a Recap of Last Year's Event

Zootanical 2024 Committee

We are delighted to announce our event chairs, Zoo Board Member, Jack Oliver & Alexa Oliver, who have provided long-standing leadership & support of the garden. They will be joined by co-Chairs, Zoo Board Members, Tim & Linnea Bonacci.

Special thanks to returning Golden Trowel Sponsors, The Oliver Family Foundation and Vista Foundation.

Chairs: Alexa & Jack Oliver Co-Chairs: Linnea & Tim Bonacci

Committee: Christina Anderson, Justina Block, Joe Boggs, Meredith Borchers, Jen Castellini, Cathy Crain, Katie Heekin, Gigi Heidt, Chris Hock, Sally Leyman, Lisa Massa, Alison Masters, George Molinsky, Jane Novak-Cook, Kevin O’Dell, David Plogmann, Bill Ripley, and Anya Sanchez

This is a Zero Waste Event