Photography in the Gardens

Bonsai photo 2 Bonsai with camera

Follow this link for information about video production at the gardens.

Visitors With Cameras

We encourage our garden visitors and tour/class participants to photograph the gardens, sculptures, wildlife and historic Hiram Butler House at Smith-Gilbert Gardens. We love seeing and hearing your stories! Please tag us on Instagram @SmithGilbertGA, Facebook @sggardens, and Twitter @SmithGilbertGA.


Smith-Gilbert Gardens is, above all, a botanical garden with a mission to share our collections with all Garden visitors. Using any props in the Gardens can interrupt this mission and are not allowed during regular garden hours. 

Other General Policies

  • No photography in the Hiram Butler House; exterior use is accepted
  • Do not block paths, stairs, or access to garden areas
  • Do not stand or pose in garden beds or climb trees
  • Please stay on the paths or use the grassy lawn areas
  • Do not pick flowers, break branches, or damage the plants in any way
  • Do not lean on, climb on or push garden sculptures

Booking A Photo Session

With the current COVID-19 guidelines, we are not booking photo sessions at this time. 

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