Photography Policy

To ensure a positive experience for both photographers and visitors, we ask that the following rules and guidelines be observed.

Tulsa Botanic Garden Photo Policy 

* Please note that these photo fees do not include admission. You must also pay admission for each person in your party.

Regular Garden Hours Permit

Photos that require a professional permit ($200 for 2 hours), advanced notice required:

  • Posed photos with a photographer who either charges clients for their work, uses equipment other than a camera (tripods, reflectors, etc), or both.
  • Photos for commercial purposes (such as photos to market and sell products or services, portfolio photos, social media influencer photos, etc)
  • Receive 5% off if you release your photos to us for marketing use.


Photos that require a family permit ($50 for 2 hours), advanced notice preferred:

  • All other posed photos taken by a non-professional member of your party including but not limited to photos for graduations, seniors, quinceaneras, engagements, bridal photos, family photos, maternity photos, baby photos, and prom photos.
  • Tripods, reflectors, flash bulbs, and other photography equipment beyond a camera not permitted at this level. 


Photos allowed under general admission:

  • Casual photos such as selfies or candid photos of people in your party, etc.
  • Photos (casual or professional) of the landscape, plants, insects and animals, or other natural aspects of the gardens


Activities that are not allowed in any circumstance:

  • Photos of guests outside your party without consent
  • Obstructing other guests by blocking pathways 
  • Using props larger than 15 pounds, selfie sticks, or drones
  • Walking into or through beds or displays
  • Picking or removing flowers/plants in any way
  • Clothing/costume changes during normal operating hours
  • Please read our general visitor policies which apply to all. No ceremonies or private events are allowed during photo sessions.  


After Hours Sessions ($250 for 2 hours), advanced notice required:

  • Exclusive access to the Garden outside of normal operating hours (Tue-Sun 10-5)
  • Use of restrooms for clothing/costume changes
  • Subject to availability
  • Receive 5% off if you release your photos to us for marketing use!


Contact Kate Parker to schedule a photo session in advance. Tulsa Botanic Garden reserves the right to deny any photography requests at employees’ discretion.