Personal Photography

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to take casual photographs for personal (private, non-commercial) use – it’s a great way to remember your time at the Garden. To protect plants and the enjoyment of other visitors, some rules apply. Please review our Photography Guidelines .

Tag your shots of the Garden on Instagram @UABotanicGarden!


  • Drones are not permitted for personal use or functions / events such as weddings.
  • Requests for commercial drone flights must be made a minimum of four weeks in advance at or 780-492-3303. Drone flights are not permitted during hours when the Garden is open to the public. 

Wedding, Portrait & Group Photography

All photographers must follow the Garden’s Photography Guidelines

Weddings: The Garden provides a beautiful backdrop for wedding and engagement photos – visit our Wedding Photography page for rates and booking details.  All wedding and engagement photos must be booked in advance.

Group photos: Family portrait, graduation, model portfolio and other group photos must be booked in advance. Rates are applicable regardless of whether the photographer is a professional or amateur.


Prices do not include a photographer. 

For bookings and information, contact us at: or 780-492-3138