Photography in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Please read the section below that pertains to your visit as well the Garden’s rules and regulations.

Taking photos to document memories

Photographs are a wonderful way to remember your visit to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. We encourage visitors to snap casual photos (for their personal use) and share them with us through Facebook and Instagram (#fwbg). We ask that you leave your tripods and additional equipment at home. You’re welcome to use a monopod. Please stay on all designated pathways and be sure to smile!

Using the Garden as a Backdrop

If the purpose of your visit is to take photographs using the Botanic Garden as a backdrop, a $75 photography fee per hour will be charged. The photography fee applies to, but is not limited to, the following portrait occasions: baby, prom, quinceanera, senior, graduation, bridal, and engagement. The photography fee covers admission for up to three guests and allows the use of tripods and other photography equipment as well as a change of wardrobe. Even if the photographers are not professionals, and use their cellphones and use the Garden as a backdrop for photos, they must purchase a photo pass.

Taking Photos or Video for Commercial use

Personal photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes. Commercial photography includes, but is not limited to portfolio photography, stock images, display advertising, brochures, product literature, brand and product photography, including fashion shoots, promotional use on a product, brand, company websites, and social media. The fee is $2,500 per day, and approval from management is required.

School Projects

Photography charges will be waived for student photographers or videographers working on a school project, however, a student ID will be required. Regular admission fees apply for entrance into the Garden.

Press and Media Photography

The media must contact the marketing department before photographing or filming the Garden. Photographers must have appropriate credentials and must be accompanied by FWBG staff.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Props of any kind must be set up and taken down within the allotted pass period.

  • No pet portraits are allowed.

  • Photography sessions cannot take place before or after normal business hours.

  • Drones or any other form of UAV are not permitted in the Garden.

  • Balloons, rice, confetti, flower petals, glitter, and other loose materials are not allowed.

  • Remain on all designated paths and do not walk through flower beds or foliage.

  • Refrain from climbing garden structures, rocks, and trees and from wading in ponds, fountains and other water features


  • Be courteous to other guests and do not obstruct paths, bridges or walkways.

  • Do not collect any plants, animals or rocks.

  • Do not touch or chase any animals or insects. We want all wildlife to feel safe and to continue calling the Botanic Garden their home.

  • For your own safety, do not enter a barricaded area or an area posted for pesticide application.

  • Do not tamper with water hoses, equipment, tools or signs.

  • Be respectful of weddings and other scheduled events.

    All photographers will be responsible for any damages or injuries related to the use of the Garden during the photo shoot. Individuals scheduling photography sessions will be responsible for damages to walkways, structures, plants, all garden amenities and any personal injuries that may occur.

    The Fort Worth Botanic Garden reserves the right to exclude any groups or individuals deemed to be hostile, detrimental or a risk to the Botanic Garden property or interests. Groups or individuals shall be given equal opportunity regardless of race, creed, color, sex, religion or national origin.

    Groups found violating any photography policy will be asked to end their session and will be escorted from the Garden.