Photography Policy

Wellfield Botanic Gardens provides an exceptional backdrop for both professional and non-professional photography. Guests are welcome to take photographs freely for personal use. Personal photographs and/or videos are not to be used for commercial purposes. We encourage you to share your photos on the Gardens’ Facebook page or tag us wherever you post!

Please Note Our Professional/Commercial Photography Policy:

An Annual Photography Membership or Daily Photography Permit is necessary for those who wish to use the Gardens for commercial and/or posed portrait photography of any kind. This applies to either of the following uses:

  • All who wish to use Wellfield Botanic Gardens as a backdrop/setting for posed and/or commercial photography; i.e. if you are being paid to take photographs or if you sell your photographs, OR
  • All posed portrait photography including, but not limited to baby photos, senior pictures, prom, quinceañera, engagement, family, graduation, or wedding photos even if the photographer is not a professional.

Daily Photography Permits are $75; this includes admission for the photographer, plus 2 guests (a $24 value). Annual Photography Memberships (valid for 1 year and include unlimited visits) are available for $250. The annual membership includes admission for the photographer and 4 guests per visit (a $40 value per visit). Additional guests in your party will be charged general admission, unless they are members of Wellfield. If you have a party of 10 or more, please schedule your visit 2 weeks in advance by emailing to receive an admission discount.

Daily Photo Permits and Annual Photo Memberships can be purchased in the Visitors Cottage upon arrival, or if you would like to download and complete the permit ahead of time, it is available here: Wellfield Gardens Photo Permit

Please note: Photography fees apply, even on our special free admission days or events.

Photography testimonial Woody Jacobs 5-2018