We are pleased to welcome individuals to photograph the beautiful views in our Botanic Gardens with their personal cameras at no charge. If you are a commercial or professional photographer, filming or videotaping is also encouraged, and is subject to our policies.

Schedule a session

Photography at the Botanic Gardens for professional and commercial photographers is $75 per session. If you have more than one client on the same day, a session fee is required for each client. We ask you to schedule a time at least one week ahead. You will be given a pass for your appointed time, which should be worn in full view while shooting and returned after the shooting. The photography and videography guidelines outlined here include all wedding, family, engagement, prom, graduation, holiday, children or similar events and situations. Those who have rented the facility for a function may take photographs during their rental time at no additional fee.  Please review our Photography Policy document for more information. For more information, contact Katie Guitreau to schedule an appointment at (225) 763-3990 or

Photography Pass

If you are a frequent photographer at our facility, please look into our Photography Pass. The pass is valid for unlimited sessions for one year at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. This pass is not valid for the Rural Life Museum or Windrush Gardens. Appointments should be scheduled prior to each photography session. Please contact Katie Guitreau for more information or to purchase a photography pass at (225) 763-3990 or  

Photographer Guidelines

Photographers are welcome at the Botanic Gardens. We are pleased that you appreciate the beauty found in this tranquil garden setting. All professional-style cameras require a photography pass. The only exceptions are those who are shooting with their cell phone or a small point and shoot camera. We ask that all photographers kindly comply with the following guidelines. Please respect the gardens, plants, and other visitors at all times. Do not pick, move or remove anything. Please remain on the designated paths, and not on the mulched plant beds. These areas protect small plants and the roots of others. Please do not stage a photograph in the plantings or trees, block pathways with photography equipment, or move the benches or labels. (A fee will be assessed should any damage occur.) Supervise all children for their safety and the welfare of our plants. Watch children especially near all water features. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Photography Policy

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Frequently Asked Questions