Photography & Video Policy

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

Reservations are required for photo and video shoots; no walk-up requests are granted. 

Garden guests are welcome to take snapshot photos and videos throughout the Tulsa Botanic Garden for both private use and sharing on social media. Drones are not allowed.

The sale or commercial use of photos and videos taken at the Garden is strictly prohibited without express permission from the Garden.

A fee is required for all promotional or commercial photo/video sessions. This includes engagement photos, bridal photos, prom photos and family portraits.

No unauthorized photo/video sessions are allowed at any time on Garden property and will be asked to leave.

Personal Photo Shoot

The fee for a personal photo shoot is $100 for up to 6 persons, including the photographer and assistants, for a maximum of one hour. Should the group be larger than 6, the fee is $20 per person. Additional hours may be purchased at a rate of $50 per hour. Garden membership does not entitle the party, or part thereof, to waive this fee. No ceremonies or private events are allowed during your photo session.  Anyone violating this policy will be asked to leave and forfeit payment of photo session. Due to demand, sessions must be confirmed with payment in full 1 week prior to the session. Photography sessions are not scheduled after hours, on days the Garden is closed, or during specific private events.

Contact the Marketing Department at 918-289-0330 to schedule a personal photo shoot.

Promotional or Commercial Photo Shoot

Photographers for promotional or commercial photo and video shoots (for inclusion in a newspaper, book, magazine, catalog, model portfolio, motion picture, etc.) are charged a location fee and must be scheduled in advance.

Contact the Marketing Department at 918-289-0330 for pricing information or to schedule a promotional or commercial shoot.

Fees directly support the mission of the Garden to promote the beauty and importance of plants and nature to create a more sustainable and harmonious world.

Additional information for both photographer and persons being photographed

  • Please do not stand/walk in garden beds, climb on trees, shrubs, rocks, sculptures, walls or fountains.
  • Do not block access to or on any public path or walkway.
  • Do not pick flowers.
  • Please do not play or stand in the water features.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All photo shoots need to be completed by 4:45 p.m. so that all guests may be out of the property by 5:00 p.m


Visitors grant permission to Tulsa Botanic Garden to utilize their image, likeness, and/or sound recordings for the purpose whatsoever in perpetuity.