Make lasting memories with beautiful moments in our garden. Permits start at $50 and up.

Are you are looking for a casual setting to take graduation portraits or family photos? How about a romantic atmosphere for an inspiring engagement session? With a classic, slate-tiled gazebo, thousands of roses and other colorful blooms, a cascading waterfall, numerous tree-lined pathways and more, our six acres of garden areas make the perfect location for photo shoots. (You might even catch some of our diverse community of wildlife – birds, squirrels, bees, butterflies – dropping in to say “Hello!”) Our garden is also a popular spot for luxury “pop-up” picnics, intimate vow renewals, yoga or exercise classes, team-building, and more.

Advanced reservation and a paid permit are required for all organized activities or photo sessions in our garden. Our garden areas are frequently closed for private events (especially on weekends), so we request that you contact us in advance before your session to make sure that the areas will be available and accessible on your desired date. And since we are a small, nonprofit organization, the fee for your permit helps us keep The Gardens beautiful to provide a great place for the public to enjoy.

How to Make Your Reservation

  1. Submit the Permit Request Form on this page.
  2. Let us know the date and time you plan to use the property for your photo session or activity. If we can accommodate, we’ll contact you with the go-ahead to proceed to the next step.
  3. Pay the permit fee of $50 for one hour or $100 for two hours online.  We will provide a link to pay the fee once you are approved.
  4. Once completed, we’ll send you the permit confirmation via email.

Note: Garden Use & Photography Permits are scheduled only during regular public garden hours at times that do not conflict with private events. Your activity is not private, and no exclusive access or use of any space is guaranteed. Permits are issued no more than 45 days in advance and must be made a minimum of two days ahead. Your session may be cancelled or rescheduled by GHF up to 7 days in advance. Maximum of 10 people in your group.

Katherine Elyse Photography

Nautilus Lens Photography & Olivia Marshall Photography

Corinna Rose Photography

Photo & Garden Use Permit Request Form