Photography in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden charges fees for commercial photography and special event photography. These fees are used to develop and maintain the garden and to ensure its beauty for future photography events. Commercial and special event shoots are portrait sessions that include, but are not limited to, the use of props, special equipment, tripods and changes of wardrobe. An approved photography badge can be obtained and payment made at the information desk in the Garden Center building. 

 

Commercial Videographer Rate

$2,500 per day

Commercial Still Photographer Rate

$75 per hour, north end of Botanic Garden

$25 per hour, south end of Botanic Garden (Rose, Horseshoe and Trial Gardens)

Special Event Photographer Rate

$75 per hour, north end of Botanic Garden

$25 per hour, south end of Botanic Garden (Rose, Horseshoe and Trial Gardens)

Maximum two hours, limited to photo subject, photographer and one assistant. A maximum of 4 guests may escort the photographed individual and the photographer. Special events include but are not limited to bridal, engagement, baby, quinceanera, prom, graduation and family portraits.

There is no charge for photography at a reserved venue during the rental period.  Photos taken outside the reserved venue will require a per hour fee.

 

Student Passes

Photography charges will be waived for student photographers or videographers working on a school project. However, permission from the Garden Center booking office and a Student ID will be required. Regular admission fees apply for entrance into the Conservatory.

 

Please follow these guidelines while taking photographs in the Botanic Garden.

  • Photography requests, bridal shoot reservations, payment for and distribution of passes must be made at the information desk inside the Garden Center. Requests and payments can be made in advance by calling 817-392-5510.

  • Videography must be approved by the customer service supervisor at the Garden Center. To request a video shoot, please contact 817-392-5510. 

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

  • No pet portraits are allowed.

  • Drones or any other form of UAV are not permitted in the garden.
  • All photographers will be responsible for any damages or injuries related to use of the Garden. Individuals scheduling photography sessions will be responsible for damages to walkways, structures, plants, all garden amenities and any personal injuries that may occur. Photographers will be bound by the terms of the rental contract and the garden rules and regulations.

  • The Fort Worth Botanic Garden reserves the right to exclude any groups or individuals deemed to be inimical, 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. 

Photography in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden 

Photographs are a wonderful way to remember your visit to the Fort Worth Japanese Garden. We encourage visitors to snap casual photos  (for their personal use) and share them with us through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (#fwjg). Because of the narrow pathways, we ask that you leave your tripods and additional equipment at home. You're welcome to use a mono-pod. Please stay on all designated pathways and be sure to smile! 

If the purpose of your visit is to take photographs using the Japanese Garden as a backdrop, a $75 photography fee per session 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 5 guests and allows the use of tripods and other photography equipment as well as change of wardrobe.

Please check in at the Japanese Garden ticket office for payment and a photography pass. 

Personal photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes. 

If you have any questions related to photography or videography, please call 817-871-7685. 

Please follow these guidelines while taking photographs in the Japanese Garden:

  • Photography shoot requests, reservations, payment and distribution of passes must be made at the Japanese Garden ticket office or by calling the ticket office at 817-871-7685.

  • No pet portraits are allowed.

  • All photographers will be responsible for any damages or injuries related to use of the facility. Individuals scheduling photography sessions will be responsible for damages to walks, buildings, trees, shrubs, lawn areas and all garden amenities and any personal injuries that may occur. Photographers will be bound by the terms of the rental contract and the garden rules and regulations. 

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

  • No tripods or portrait photography are allowed during Festival weekend.

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

  • All people and equipment are restricted to the paths and buildings in the Garden.  Failure to follow the rules may result in being asked to leave the garden.