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Photo Policy & Permits

All posed photography (individual, group, fashion, and commercial) requires a permit and must be scheduled, preferably 21 days in advance. Details below. 

Garden visitors are welcome to take pictures of the gardens for personal use without a photo permit. Please review the general photography guidelines below.

The Rawlings Conservatory is a beautiful location, with a display that changes every day. Bright flowers, varied foliage, and unique garden features make it easy to frame a spectacular image. This “museum of plants” is a popular spot to take snapshots and capture memories – and is becoming a preferred site for group photography, like photo shoots, clubs, and classes.

A man wearing a blue patterned shirt showing a woman in pink a photo in the Desert House.

Guidelines for all Photographers

Please respect the gardens. Do not stand in planting areas, move or remove plants, or pick flowers.

Remain on grass or pathways. Keep our pathways accessible and safe for other garden visitors.

Please do not climb trees or walls, and do not stand on the benches.

Photography must not interfere with other visitors’ enjoyment of the Conservatory.

Drones are not permitted in public parks or gardens without special permission.

Tripods & monopods are permitted, except on weekends and special events. Keep equipment out of garden beds and planted areas.

Submitting a Photo Permit Application

Check availability for your photo session by contacting:
(410) 396-0008 or [email protected]

Complete and submit the Photo Permit Application.

Permit requests that are submitted less than 14 days in advance will incur an additional $25 fee.

All payments must be received prior to the scheduled photo shoot to complete the reservation.