Botanical Garden Photoshoots

The New Orleans Botanical Garden offers a spectacular backdrop to any photoshoot – wedding or commercial photography, fashion spreads, family portraits, plant/garden photography portfolio work and more.

Botanical Garden Filming/Photography Policy
The purpose of this policy is to protect New Orleans City Park’s historic, financial, and ethical interests relative to the sale, use, and distribution of photographs and/or other images of New Orleans City Park property and possessions. The safety and enjoyment of New Orleans City Park visitors, and the protection of its property, is paramount.

Commercial Filming/Photography
Commercial filming and photography is defined as any activity involved in the digital or film recording of a visual image or sound by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience. This includes recordings such as those used for a documentary, educational program, television or feature film, social media, or similar project.

All requests must be sent to the Director of Special Events, Julie LaCour, at Requests should include the exact location(s) requested, the equipment and number of person(s) involved, date and rain date, activities to be filmed and the estimated time required. For base camp request, the number and type of vehicles to be parked. Insurance information may also need to be shown.

Fees are due upon approval of the permit. Checks must be payable to New Orleans City Park.

*Family/bridal/individual permit fee does not apply to the above

Family/Bridal/Individual Photography
New Orleans City Park is a public park and may be used as a backdrop for photography whether professional, planned, formal or staged. All commercial family/bridal/individual photography must obtain a New Orleans City Park permit. The cost of the permit is $75 per session and is valid for one day (if inclement weather prohibits your session, a rain date can be rescheduled within 30 days of the issued date). Payment must be made in advance of session and once payment is received, permit will be issued.

How to Purchase your Family/Bridal/Individual Photo Permit
City Park Administration Building
1 Palm Drive, NOLA 70124
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

Oscar J. Tolmas Center
5 Victory Avenue, NOLA 70124
Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm

Please contact Julie LaCour at or 483-9415 or Tolmas Center at 483-9402 to purchase permit via email or phone.

Family/Bridal/Individual Photography Permit Guidelines
New Orleans City Park does not provide a designated area to change clothing. Photography within Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, Storyland, Popp Fountain is prohibited. City Park reserves the right to close a venue/street/area on any given day at any time. Admission into the New Orleans Botanical Garden is not included with photo permit.

Permit fee is non-refundable.

Please note: NOCP photography permit does not extend to the use of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Children's Museum or Bayou Oaks golf courses.



Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern grow on many of the oak trees in City Park.