Cleveland Botanical Garden

Photography

Guests of the Cleveland Botanical Garden are welcome to take photos and videos with phones or cameras for personal use, including social media posts. The photographs and films shall not be used for resale or personal promotion.

Take a look at our packages to find the best fit for your needs:
1 – 5 guests
One hour photography session
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30 pm,
Sunday 12 pm – 4:30 pm
$125
6 – 10 guests
One hour photography session
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30 pm,
Sunday 12 pm – 4:30 pm
$225
11-15 guests
One hour photography session
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30 pm,
Sunday 12 pm – 4:30 pm
$325
16-20 guests*
Beyond 20 guests, please inquire for pricing.
$425
Total in party must include the photographer

A proposal they’ll remember forever

Contact Rebecca Hannen at rhannen@holdenfg.org for our unique proposal packages!

Fill out our Photography Permit

A permit is required for all posed formal photography. Permit sales are subject to availability; the number
of permits sold for each day is limited. Permits can be purchased in advance through the Private Event
Coordinator at rhannen@holdenfg.org. Permits are booked every hour, valid for 1 hours from time of arrival. A minimum of three (3) business days is required.to process the permit; a $25 charge is added to last-minute requests of less than three business days. Photography is permitted outside only. Photography is not permitted in any buildings.

Guidelines:
  • If you want to use Cleveland Botanical Garden as a backdrop/setting for Portrait or Life Event photography, you must purchase a photography reservation. This is a requirement even if your photographer is NOT a professional.
  • Photography is permitted outside only. Photography is not permitted in any buildings.
  • Portrait and Life Event Photography includes, but is not limited to: engagement, wedding, headshots, maternity, birthday, family, personal branding, and other celebratory photos.
  • Photography sessions may be purchased in advance. Please be aware that all photography sessions are subject to availability pending exhibits, high visitation, or private events.
  • Tripods, light reflectors, and other large apparatus are not permitted for Portrait and Life Event Photography sessions.
  • Outfit changes and props for Portrait and Life photography sessions are not permitted at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
  • All photography and filming inside the Garden must comply with the law and meet commonly accepted standards of good taste. 
  • Please make sure your photography and or filming does not interfere with the enjoyment of all Cleveland Botanical Garden visitors.
  • Photography for life event sessions is permitted outside only.
More Info For

Individuals

If you are interested in purchasing a photography reservation, please email rhannen@holdenfg.org or call 216.707.2858.

Advance arrangements are required.

More Info For

Commercial & Businesses

If you are interested in commercial and business video/photography, please email rhannen@holdenfg.org or call 216.707.2858.

Advance arrangements are required.

More Info For

Media

Pictures, video, as well as interviews with Garden staff and guests are most welcome! Our Marketing and Communications Department is happy to assist you. Please call 216.707.2837.

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