Houston Botanic Garden is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

Houston Botanic Garden is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Facemasks are required to visit. View Garden Rules.

Staged Photography Policy

Garden Rules

Availability

Photographers desiring to take special occasion photography – any wedding, engagement, anniversary, quinceañera, maternity, birthday, graduation, or other staged/group photoshoots – in the Garden may book a one-hour session Monday-Friday, during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Session requests must be submitted in advance; walk-up photo sessions are not allowed.

Upon Arrival 

Photographers with an advanced reservation should stop by the ticket window in the Welcome Pavilion to pay the staged photography fee and purchase general admission tickets (see below). The photographer will then be given a temporary photography pass that should be worn/displayed at all times once through the entry gate. Please return the photography pass to the ticket window once the session is finished.

Fee 

There is a $100 per session fee for photographers who do not have a current annual membership to the Garden. However, photographers with an annual membership to the Garden in their name save 50% on all sessions ($50 fee per session) as long as the membership is active.

In addition, all individual(s) associated with each photography session during regular business hours will be responsible for the cost of their own admission ticket.

Special Requests

Requests for professional photography sessions outside of normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Monday-Friday – this includes after-hours sessions on weekdays, and any time on weekends – will be subject to event rental fees for the Garden space(s) used. 

Reservations

To reserve a session, email us.