TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 3 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 3 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

Photography in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Quick Tips:

Please read the section below that pertains to your visit as well the Garden’s rules and regulations. 

Taking Photos to Document Memories

Taking photographs is a great way to capture memories of your trip to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. We welcome guests to take casual photos for their personal use and share them with us on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #fwbg.

However, we kindly request that you do not bring tripods, additional outfits, or any other equipment and instead use a monopod. Please make sure to stay on designated pathways and don’t forget to smile!

Using the Garden as a Backdrop
$30 for two hours plus general admission

If the purpose of your visit is to take photographs using FWBG as a backdrop, a $30 photography fee per two hours will be charged plus general admission. The photography fee applies to but is not limited to, the following portrait occasions: Bridal, Engagement, Family/Lifestyle, Graduation/Senior Photos, Headshots/Portraits, Maternity, Prom, Proposal, Quinceañera, and Wedding*. The photography fee allows the use of tripods and other photography equipment as well as a change of wardrobe. It’s important to note that this fee applies equally to both professional and non-professional photographers, ensuring fairness and consistency in our policies.

Supporter, Patron, Affiliate, and Sustainer level FWBG members receive a $15 discount on photography fees. The photography fees cover admission for the number of people included in your membership. Guests over the number of people included in your membership must purchase general admission. The equipment and wardrobe rules listed above still apply. Discount does not apply to reciprocal members.
Not a member? Click here to become a member today! Questions? Contact the Membership Department.

*Wedding Photography does not include a ceremony. If an officiant is present at your party this classifies as a wedding/event rental and needs to be scheduled through the rentals office. Please contact the rentals office at 817-463-4180 or events@fwbg.org to schedule your wedding ceremony.

School Projects
$0 photography fee plus general admission (w/ student ID)

There is no photography fee if you have a valid student ID. This applies only if you are a student working on a school project as a photographer or videographer. However, you need to show proof of your school project, school ID, and regular admission fees to enter the Garden.

Taking Photos or Video for Commercial Use
$2,500 for eight hours

Personal photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes. Commercial photography includes, but is not limited to portfolio photography, stock images, display advertising, brochures, product literature, brand, and product photography, including fashion shoots, promotional use on a product, brand, company websites, and social media. 

For such commercial use, a fee of $2,500 per day is applicable, and approval from management is required.

Press and Media Photography

Media must contact FWBG’s marketing department and photographers should be accompanied by staff.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Props of any kind must be set up and taken down within the allotted pass period.
  • Dog portraits are only allowed during the monthly Dog Days in the Garden.
  • No photo passes will be sold during the Spring & Fall Japanese Festivals.
  • Professional photography is not permitted in the Rainforest Conservatory.
  • Photography sessions cannot take place before or after normal business hours.
  • Drones or any other form of UAV are not permitted in the Garden.
  • Balloons, rice, confetti, flower petals, glitter, and other loose materials are not allowed. Sparklers, smoke bombs, and/or any such material are not allowed.
  • Remain on all designated paths and do not walk through flower beds or foliage.
  • Refrain from climbing garden structures, rocks, and trees and from wading in ponds, fountains, and other water features.
  • Be considerate of other guests and avoid blocking any paths, bridges, or walkways.
  • Refrain from collecting any plants, animals, or rocks from the garden.
  • Do not touch or chase any animals or insects. We want to ensure that all wildlife feels safe and continue to call the Fort Worth Botanic Garden their home.
  • For your safety, please do not enter any barricaded or pesticide application areas.
  • Do not tamper with water hoses, equipment, tools, or signs.
  • Kindly show respect towards weddings and other scheduled events.

Click Here to view our photography policy. To view our photography policy, please click on the link provided here.

If you have any questions, please contact our Guest Services either by email or phone. Their contact information is listed below. 

Email: admissions@fwbg.org 
Phone: 817-463-4160