Photo Resources for the Press

Members of the press may use images of BBG for noncommercial editorial use.

  • Editorial Use: The primary purpose is to promote Brooklyn Botanic Garden, without accruing monetary benefit to the user (i.e., news coverage).
  • Commercial Use: Promoting Brooklyn Botanic Garden is not the primary purpose of the use, or the use will accrue financial benefit to the user.

If you are not sure what category your proposed image use falls under or wish to inquire about commercial use, contact [email protected].

Crediting BBG Images

All images remain © Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Please credit the both Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the photographer as listed in the filename or caption of each photo. If there is no photographer listed, your credit may read “Courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Garden.” Use the image caption exactly as provided, or, contact [email protected] for approval of alternate captions.

Photo Library

Register to access high-resolution images for news or other editorial use.

Other Photo Resources


For up–to-the-minute images of what’s in bloom at BBG, event photos (such as Sakura Matsuri or Chile Pepper Fiesta), and more, please visit BBG’s Flickr feed. Select the photos you would like and email the links to [email protected] with a brief description of your project. We will respond to your image request in a timely manner.

Historic Images

BBG owns a large archive of historic images taken by Louis Buhle, who was BBG’s staff photographer from 1915 to 1968. To use one of these images, please send the image number to [email protected] with a brief description of your project.

Images from BBG’s Website or Publications

Images on BBG’s website or printed in BBG’s books are sometimes owned by third-party photographers, meaning that the Garden cannot confer reproduction rights. To enquire about specific images, please contact [email protected].

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