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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 decorated for the holidays
  • 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

Photo Credits: MarkZelinski.com (header, 2), Captured Memories Photography (1, 3, 5), Fotoflare Photography (4)

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

Special Notice: The Mediterranean Garden is unavailable for photography bookings until January 3, 2021. This is due to the gathering limitations in which we must operate within during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 in Mid-May

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 in June

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

Submit a Photography Permit Request

Prior to starting your application, please note this important information: 

  • Please allow a minimum of 5 business days for your application to be processed. We are unable to accommodate walk-in group or wedding photography.
  • Saturdays are reserved for wedding photography only.
  • Wedding photography includes pre & post wedding photography, and any time wedding attire is worn.
  • During the Covid-19 pandemic, special considerations for safety are in effect. The maximum group size able to pose together is 10 persons from the same household and/or bubble + photographers.
  • The Mediterranean Garden will be closed to photography until further notice.