Photo Session Permit
In general, visitors may take personal, nonprofessional photographs in all public areas of the Garden, provided they follow BBG's guidelines (PDF). Tag #brooklynbotanic when you share!
A permit is required for all visitors wishing to take professional photographs for personal use (e.g., head shots, wedding or engagement photos, and family portraits). Sessions may be scheduled during business hours, with the last session offered at 4:30 p.m. Please submit the inquiry form below at least five business days before you need the permit.
Commercial or editorial photography and film projects require a location permit.
Photographers must follow all general policies of BBG, including but not limited to the following: Participants and equipment must remain on the paths or lawns; outside food and beverages are not permitted; no picking flowers or otherwise harming the plant collections.
Additional Rules and Fees
- Permit fee: $350 for a 60-minute session for up to 15 participants
- No more than 15 participants, including subjects and crew
- Equipment is limited to 1 camera/tripod and reflective or flash lighting.
To request a photo session permit, please submit this brief form; BBG's Registration office will contact you when it is received.