Photography in the Gardens

Private and Commercial Photography

Portrait photography is defined as, but not limited to: senior, engagement, head shots, family, graduation, wedding, etc. Also including photos taken to be sold or exhibited as art. NO BRIDAL PARTIES are to be photographed at The Gardens at Elm Bank unless you have a wedding booked here. All who wish to use The Gardens at Elm Bank as a backdrop/setting for portrait photography, even if the photographer is NOT a professional, must be pre-arranged with the functions department:


A supporter level membership of $180 is required for all sessions. This can be in the name of the photographer, or the client. In addition to the Supporter Membership, is a $75 Session Fee. The session fee is for each session booked. It includes up to 6 people and is for 90 minutes. Additional guests (if a large family) is $10 per person.A  Photographers or their clients must make a reservation before each session. Sessions are only available when The Gardens at Elm Bank is open and cannot occur when private events are taking place on the property.

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Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public’s enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

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