BBG welcomes requests for commercial photography. Please read our policy (pdf) before submitting a request to shoot or film.
If you are interested in booking a commercial photo shoot at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, please complete our Commercial Photography Request Form (pdf) and return to the Communications Coordinator via email ([email protected]).
Other inquiries can be made by contacting the Communications department:
- Phone: 718-623-7241
- Email: [email protected]
Download BBG Photography Policy and Procedures (pdf) to read our full policy.
Generally speaking, photography can be conducted during hours that the Garden is open to the public. The Garden is closed on Mondays.
Specific garden areas may not be available for commercial photography. The Garden may levee fees to accommodate closing any part of the garden and/or for use of the Conservatory.
At least one security guard from the Garden staff will have the responsibility of protecting Garden property and ensuring public safety. The Garden may determine that additional security is needed for a particular shoot.
No animals or plants are allowed into the Garden.
No eating or drinking is allowed on the grounds of the Garden or in the Conservatory pavilions. Food may be purchased and eaten at the Terrace Cafe. To arrange catering, please contact Patina Events at BBG.
No vehicle over nine feet high is allowed into the Garden. Vehicle access will be determined on an individual basis. Vehicles may be used only on Garden paths. If transportation is needed within the Garden, the Garden's tram, driven by Garden personnel, may be available to rent.
No smoking is allowed inside the Garden.
The Garden may be able to provide dressing, makeup, or green room/staging area access on an individual project basis. The Garden can provide exclusive use of bathrooms for photography clients.
Fees are based on a seasonal price structure and will be determined on an individual basis. We encourage on-site scouting prior to finalizing photo shoot arrangements and fees.
A Certificate of Insurance indicating a general liability coverage with specific limits as follows must be submitted prior to commencement of photography operations: $2,000,000 general aggregate, $2,000,000 products-comp/op. aggregate, $1,000,000 personal and adv. injury, $1,000,000 each occurrence, and $100,000 fire damage.