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Outdoor garden areas opening Friday June 5. See announcement for details and FAQ.

Photography Locations

Photography Permits

Permits are required for any professional photography session (weddings, engagement, family, graduation, etc.) on RBG grounds. See the photography request forms for rates, location information, and more.

  • Bride And Groom In Breezeway
  • Couple Posing On Boardwalk In Woodland Garden
  • Wedding Bridal Party On Garden Fountain
  • Wedding Couple In Mediterranean Garden Greenhouse
  • Groom In Hendrie Park Credit Captured Memories

Wedding Photography

  • Available any date of the week (Saturdays reserved for weddings)
  • 3-hour timeslots
  • Permit covers up to 20 people (add up to 10 more guests for an additional cost)

Group Photography

  • Available Sundays to Fridays (Saturdays reserved for weddings)
  • 2-hour time-slots
  • Permit covers 1-3 people (add more guests for an additional cost)

To inquire regarding a booking less than 48h in advance, please give us a call at 905-527-1158 to ensure we can accommodate your request.

Photography Locations

RBG offers four beautiful garden areas to choose from for your wedding photography. You will be required to select one of the options below upon booking.

Credit: ESM Photography

Hendrie Park / Mediterranean Garden

Outdoor / Indoor. Available Year-Round

Our largest garden area, Hendrie Park is home to a wide array of blooms and architectural features. Pose with the double reflecting ponds, the famous iron gates, fountains, bridges, the Rose Garden, and acres of incredible flowers and plants.

Booking also includes access to our indoor Mediterranean Garden, with two levels of exotic plants, along with the koi pond, stairs, benches, cacti and succulent collection, and more.

About Hendrie Park
Credit: Fotoflare Photography

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden

Outdoor Only. Available May to October

This historic Rock Garden has been recently rejuvenated, home to winding water features, perennial plants and rustic limestone steps. Descend into the lower bowl for a truly unforgettable landscape.

About Rock Garden

Arboretum

Outdoor only. Available May to August

More like an English landscape park, the Arboretum features a wide variety of trees and grassy fields. It is especially beautiful in late spring, when the magnolias, lilacs, and crabapples bloom.

About the Arboretum

Laking Garden

Outdoor only. Available May to August

Set on a fertile terraced plain, formerly a market garden, Laking Garden is home to RBG’s herbaceous perennial collections, including a wide plain of iris and peonies. The Hilda E. Marrs Gazebo and terraced landscape make for a truly romantic atmosphere.

About Laking Garden

Book Your Photography Time Slot

To book your timeslot for wedding photography, please email or fax a copy of the completed photography form; RBG will contact you within 5 business days to confirm your booking and payment.

To inquire regarding a booking less than 48h in advance, please give us a call at 905-527-1158 to ensure we can accommodate your request.