Online Photo Permit

Selected date:

Thursday August 18

Selected time:

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM


Permits are limited to 14 people or less (including subjects and photographers)

  • The permit fee is $75 per group
  • The permit must be purchased online in advance
  • Admission tickets must be purchased in advance for non-Arboretum members
  • Permits are non-refundable but can be rescheduled
  • A separate permit is required for each group being photographed
  • Masks and social distancing are no longer required in outdoor spaces
  • We ask unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals to please wear a mask indoors in the Gift Shop, Peacock Café, and restrooms
  • Groups must arrive together, no exceptions
  • Exit and re-entry is not permitted once checked in
  • Clients/subjects must arrive camera-ready. Hair and makeup must be done before arriving.  No clothing changes are allowed. It is against County code
  • All photography session activities shall be appropriate and free from obscene content
  • No more than one bag/cart of equipment and props may be brought into the Arboretum
  • Drones are not allowed at the Arboretum

Groups are not allowed to purchase additional permits to accommodate more people


  1. Avoid damage to collections and disruption of visitor and Arboretum activities. A permit does not give you exclusive right to an area in the garden
  2. Keep roadways clear to allow visitors and vehicles to pass through
  3. Stay on designated paths, trails and lawns. Keep out of plantings, mulch and water features
  4. Do not collect, move, damage or deface plant life, historic items, or wildlife
  5. Climbing trees, buildings, or wading in water features is not permitted
  6. Hanging bags or props on trees or buildings is prohibited at the Arboretum
  7. Pets are not allowed
  8. Balloons are not allowed
  9. Hangers are not allowed
  10. Confetti canons are not allowed
  11. Loose rose petals are not allowed
  12. Smoking is prohibited by County Ordinance 17.04.645

For any photography related questions, please email