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Photography Guidelines

  • Photographers are required to check in with Guest Services each visit.
  • Respect our plants and habitats. Do not step in flower beds, pick flowers/leaves/nuts, climb trees or move outdoor furniture/garden containers. Attaching materials to trees and plants is prohibited.
  • Respect our visitors. A photography membership does not entitle the member exclusive use of any garden, collection or area of The Dawes Arboretum.
  • Drone photography is prohibited.
  • Outside props are prohibited (including but not limited to sofas and other furniture, farm animals, motorized vehicles, smoke bombs, paint and balloons).
  • Attire for photo subjects must meet acceptable community standards. Public changing rooms are not available.
  • The Dawes Arboretum is not responsible for any loss or damage of equipment.
  • Non-compliance to these rules may result in forfeiture of the annual membership fee and future photography privileges.

Guidelines are subject to change.