Photography Policy

Leach Garden is a beautiful place for photography. We welcome visitors to take pictures in the garden for personal use with a small camera or smartphone device. All professional and commercial photography requires advance arrangement and may require a fee.

General Information

Photography for Personal Use:

Visitors are welcome to take pictures of the garden for personal use with their own device such as a smartphone or small camera. Please scroll down further to view our photography map and guidelines.

Photography Equipment:

Tripods are not allowed in the garden during open hours. Tripods are allowed during member hours 9-10am Wednesday and Saturday. All other professional photography equipment is not permitted unless you book a private shoot through our rentals department.

Portrait and Commercial Photography:

Portrait, professional, commercial photography, or any photography that comprises a photo shoot or has the appearance of a photo shoot requires advance arrangement with our rentals and admissions staff and may require an additional fee. Portrait photography is defined as any photography that comprises a photo shoot or has the appearance of a photo shoot, regardless if it is amateur (unpaid services, does not have a client fee), or professional/commercial (has a client fee).

Drones: We do not allow drones in the Garden.

Professional Photo Shoot Pricing

Open Hours:

$50/hour for 1 person

$100/hour for up to 6 people

$150/hour for up to 12 people

Contact or call 503-208-6030 to schedule. All photo shoots must be booked in advance. No walk up photo shoots are allowed. Please contact if you group is over 12 people.

Closed Hours:

Starting @ $300/hour for up to 20 people

Starting @$300/hour for South Side photoshoot

Commerical photography, indoor photography and pictures outside of the photomap must be pre-arranged w/ our rentals team. Contact or call 971-832-9081 for questions and booking information.

Photography policy Map

Please view our photography map before your visit. Feel free to call Visitor Services if you have  questions at 503-208-6030.

We ask that both amateur and professional photographers follow our garden guidelines

  • Hate has no place here.
  • Keep it wild! Stay out of the creek.
  • Be courteous and considerate of other garden visitors.
  • Stay on the pathways. Walking in the planted areas can damage plant collection specimens. Photographers and their equipment must stay on the pathways and are not permitted in Garden beds.
  • The Garden is a smoke-free and vape-free facility under PP&R rules.
  • No dogs in the garden. Service animals are allowed, but pets and emotional support animals are not permitted.
  • Do not pick flowers or seeds – they are part of our collection.
  • Leach Garden staff reserves the right to ask any photographer to leave the garden if these rules are broken
  • All informal and professional photography must be taken in designated areas shown on the photo map below, unless you make prior arrangements with our rentals team.

Getting to Leach Botanical Garden

Transportation & Directions