Photography Policy

All professional and non-professional portrait photographers using any area of Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden at any time please call the garden, 336-996-7888.

Professional Photography

  • Includes any session where there is exchange of money

  • All sessions must be scheduled by the photographer through the Garden’s office during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm) at least 48 hours before session

                         Fee: $200.00 -2 hour mini session

                                  Staff on Premise

                                  Bathroom and Changing Room Access

                                  Must be schedule and paid for 48 hours in advance

​                                  This fee is not refundable if you cancel


  • In the event of inclement weather, portrait sittings may be rescheduled

  • Portrait appointments start at the time reserved, not when the subject or photographer arrives

  • The Garden reserves the right to restrict the times and locations of portrait sittings

  • The Garden is not closed to previously scheduled groups or to the general public during photography sessions

                          A $50.00 Donation is suggested for all other sessions in order to fulfill our

                                  mission with regard to a positive visitor experience

General Guidelines for all Photographers

  • Photographers and subject may not stand in planting beds, please remain on paths

  • Light stands and equipment may not be placed in planting bed

  • No glitter, confetti, aerosol products, etc.

  • Do not disturb or remove plants, plant labels, containers, garden furniture, etc

  • Drone photography is not allowed at the Garden

  • Please leave your pets at home, Service Animals only

Individuals who are not professional portrait photographers and are not charging a fee and/or who will not be using the photographs for commercial purposes in any form may photograph in the Garden without a fee.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 336-996-7888 or email