We are happy to provide a unique backdrop for both amateur and professional photographers. While cellphone, nature photography, and casual picture taking is permitted on the grounds, all portrait photography* and commercial shoots require a reservation and fee. Drones are not permitted to fly.
*Portrait photography includes, but is not limited to: bridal, family, engagement, or individual portrait photos; as well as, the use of photography props, formal or event-specific attire, a change of clothing, subjects or models (professional or amateur), an arranged photographer (professional or amateur), or other similar situations as determined by staff.
Request A Session
Portrait sessions must be scheduled prior to arrival. To schedule a session in the gardens, please contact us at (910) 798-7700. For photography clubs, classes, or group scheduling, contact us for special arrangements and pricing.