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Online Photo Permit

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PROGRAM: Online Photo Permit
Photo Permit



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

*Permits cannot be combined to bring in groups larger than 14.

  • 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.
  • 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 props or signs, except flower bouquet 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 [email protected].