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Photography Locations

Please note: We are sold out for the 2023 season and are not accepting inquiries at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Photography Permits

Permits are required for any professional photography session (weddings, engagement, family, graduation, etc.) on RBG grounds.

  • grooms romantically leaning towards each other in the Mediterranean garden
  • Family with mother, daughter and twin daughters sitting under a tree in a pile of yellow leaves in fall
  • Wedding Bridal Party posing On Garden Fountain
  • Bride and Groom in breezeway decorated for the holidays
  • Wedding Couple In Mediterranean Garden Greenhouse

Photo Credits: (header), Melissa Noelle Photography (1), Captured Memories Photography (3, 4), Fotoflare Photography (5)

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)

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

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.

About Hendrie Park
Credit: Fotoflare Photography

Mediterranean Garden

Two landscaped levels showcase cultivars of native and exotic Mediterranean plants. This indoor garden blooms through the winter, and features a koi pond, stairs, benches, cacti and succulent collection, and more.

About the Mediterranean Garden
Credit: Fotoflare Photography

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden

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


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

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

Photography Permit Request

We are sold out for the 2023 season and are not accepting inquiries at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.