The Houston Botanic Garden is open Sunday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended Summer Saturdays until 8 p.m. through August 31.
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Staged Photography Policy



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 during normal business hours (daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). From May-August, Twilight Tuesdays offer two additional hours during which sessions can be booked, from 5-7 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.


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.


To reserve a session, email us.

Our Mission

Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.


9:00 am — 5:00 pm

9:00 am — 8:00 pm

Garden Entrance
One Botanic Lane
Houston, TX 77017
Mailing Address

8205 N. Bayou Drive
Houston, TX 77017

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