Photography

Photography at the Gardens

Amateur Photographers

We encourage all visitors to take photographs of our beautiful facility and of our 20,000 spectacular residents (our horticulture collection).  We want everyone to enjoy the Botanical Gardens through photos and we encourage you to share them with your Facebook friends as well!

Tripods -
During some flower shows and special events/exhibits, tripods are prohibited but during non-specified times, you are welcome to use photography equipment without disturbing other visitors.  Tripods are prohibited during our Spring Flower Show and NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens!

General Photography Rules

- The Gardens are open to the public your party must be respectful to the public and to the Gardens’ flowers and
    arrangements. Some shows or special events may be on the day you are taking photos, a list of events is
    posted here.

- The Gardens’ flowers, arrangements, props, etc. are to not be moved, walked on, or disturbed in any way. The Gardens’ should remain the way it was when upon arrival and any destruction will be at your cost
- You must remain on the paths provided throughout the facilities and nowhere else
- Do not block pathways from other customers
- Tripods must maintain on the pathways and not disturb other customers or the facilities.

Amateur & Professional Photographers
You must make reservations with the Gardens for formal photos.  If there are two or more in your party for formal photos, including a photographer, you MUST have a permit.  Please contact Christina Stannard, Director of Weddings and Special Events at 716.827.1584 ext. 219 or cstannard@buffalogardens.com

Walk-ins for photos are extremely difficult to accommodate. Be sure to call ahead at least a week ahead of time to receive your permit.

Photo permits will be issued for but are not limited to the following:
        Engagement Photos
        Family Photos
        School Photos
        Wedding Photos
        Personal Portraits
        Prom or Formal Event Photos

Photography at the Gardens

Rates

For 6-20 people plus a photographer

$100 per half hour

For larger group sizes plus a photographer

$100 per half hour
Plus admission per person after 20 people

Photography Permit Rules
 

- The Gardens are open to the public during your photography session. Your party must remain respectful to the public and to the Gardens’
    flowers and arrangements. Some shows or special events may be on the day of your session, a list of events is
    posted here.

- The Gardens’ flowers, arrangements, props, etc. are to not be moved, walked on, or disturbed in any way. The Gardens’ should remain the
    way it was when upon arrival and any destruction will be at your cost.
- Remain on the paths provided throughout the facilities and nowhere else.
- Do not block pathways from other customers.
- The permit given for your photography session must be noticeable at all times.
- The only changing areas available for photography sessions will be the public restrooms.
- Tripods are permitted during your photography sessions. They must maintain on the pathways and not disturb other customers or the facilities.

Outdoor Photography

In the Spring, Summer and Fall, you are welcome to take photos in our Perennial Peace Garden located on the south end of the conservatory, the rose garden on the east side of the conservatory facing South Park, as well as the front walk which is in bloom from late Spring through early September.   All photo time slots are booked exclusively and if you arrive without a reservation, you would be asked to leave to be fair to those who have booked.

Walk-ins for photos are extremely difficult to accommodate. Be sure to call ahead at least a week ahead of time to receive your permit.

Please contact Christina Stannard, Director of Weddings and Special Events to check available dates and times at 716.827.1584 ext. 219 or cstannard@buffalogardens.com