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Photography Guidelines

To ensure a positive experience for both photographers and visitors, we ask that the following rules and guidelines be observed.

Commercial Photography

The Arboretum welcomes commercial photographers; however there is an additional charge for commercial photography unrelated to weddings held at the Arboretum. Photographers will find that the Dallas Arboretum offers unique indoor and outdoor settings for catalog, fashion and commercial photo shoots. To arrange a photo shoot, contact tparsons@dallasarboretum.org.

Features include:

  • Acres of lawn and gardens
  • Walls of water
  • Views of White Rock Lake
  • Two stately houses
  • Outdoor sculptures
  • Misty bridge views
  • Trial Gardens for researchers
  • Rock quarry
  • Mature trees
  • Lovely variety of flowers
  • Gorgeous scenes all year

Commercial and Non-Commercial Photography Guidelines

  • For general consideration and safety of our visitors, and in compliance with city codes, the public is not permitted to change clothes in our public restrooms.
  • Brides must come dressed for photographs. If a changing place is required, the VIP room can be rented in advance by contacting sales@dallasarboretum.org. This room is only available to rent on weekdays.
  • Individual bridal or personal photography is permitted during normal operating hours with general garden admission.
  • Bridal and Quinceanera photo shoots are not allowed in the Children’s Garden. Personal photography with cell phones and cameras is permitted; however, tripods and professional photography and equipment are not permitted.
  • Please follow all garden etiquette guidelines when taking photographs.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden


Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm