Photography Guidelines

To protect plants, gardens and the enjoyment of our visitors, all photographers must follow these guidelines:

  • All commercial photography (wedding, group, family portrait, graduation, model portfolio, fashion, advertisement and promotional photography and film/video production) must be booked in advance.
  • Photographers and equipment are not permitted in planting areas (e.g. flowerbeds and borders).
  • Plant material cannot be altered, moved, or removed for photos.
  • Photography activities must not block pathways entirely; access for golf carts and pedestrians must be maintained.
  • Tripods are permitted, but not must not block pathways or harm plants.
  • Electrical or lighting equipment must be approved in advance.
  • The climbing of trees or structures is not permitted.
  • Photography is not permitted in all water features or on the rocks around the waterfall in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Wading and swimming is not permitted in any water features.
  • The Garden is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to equipment.
  • Visitor Guidelines must be observed by all visitors to the Garden.

Additional Information

  • Golf carts are not available for rent - please be prepared for walking.
  • The gardens are not closed off to the public during photographs.
  • Though care is taken to limit and stagger photo bookings, there may be more than one party taking photos in the Garden at any given time.
  • There is no indoor facility available for photo-only groups. In case of inclement weather, we recommend that you have an indoor alternate arranged in advance.