Portrait Opportunities

Photography & Bridal Portrait Bookings

The gardens are an elegant canvas for distinctive bridal portraiture, engagement shoots, and family portraits. The grounds provide a variety of backdrops both formal and informal. Portrait sittings must be scheduled in advance.

Scheduling and Cost:

  • $100/hour Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Before 9:00 am or after 5:00 pm an additional $25 staff monitoring fee applies. 
  • Photography session (1 hour minimum)


  • The Education Building may be available to clients for privacy if preparation for a photoshoot is needed. Please inquire about availability when booking your photo shoot.
  • Private access to the gardens after public hours.

For questions or to schedule a session, please email Beth Gilbert, 704.331.0664 ext. 101.


There are many excellent photographers in the area. Photographers must be licensed and insured.