Due to high demand for photo shoots, the Botanic Gardens require advance permission and charge a fee for all photography sessions, with limited numbers (3) permitted on select days of the week- Thursdays, Fridays, and open Sundays.
Photographers are charged $25; each person in the group is charged $5 regardless of age up to a maximum of 20 persons, including the photographer. Due to limitations of space, staff, and hours, larger groups may not assemble in the Gardens.
To schedule a group photo shoot, please read our Photography Policy, submit the online Request a Photo Shoot form, and use the Pay Online link to pay the fee.
Those arriving without advance permission and fee payment will not be admitted and should schedule a photo session online using the online form.
New Photography Policy: https://gardens.ucr.edu/information/photography-policy