The garden offers the following services to provide visitors to the Idaho Botanical Garden with a pleasant and interesting experience.
Photographs are a wonderful way to remember your visit to the Idaho Botanical Garden. We encourage visitors to take casual photographs for their own personal use.
The Photography Guidelines outlined here are intended for all guests, but a permit or Photographer Membership is necessary for those who wish to use the Garden’s setting as the background for portrait or landscape photography used commercially. Portrait photography includes: wedding, family, engagement, prom, graduation photographs or similar.
Those celebrating wedding ceremonies, receptions or other special occasions scheduled at the Gardens are welcome to take photographs during their rental time at no additional fee. As always, the general guidelines apply. For information on hosting a special event at the Idaho Botanical Garden, please visit Private Events.
We are delighted that you are considering the Idaho Botanical Garden as the location for your photos and portraits. To ensure a positive experience for you, while maintaining a pleasant experience for our many visitors, please be aware of the following rules and guidelines:
- Please stay on the pathways at all times.
- Keep all equipment (including tripods) on pathways.
- We are a smoke-free environment.
- We do not allow pets in the Garden.
- Do not block the access to the entrance, pathways, or garden areas.
- Please do not climb trees, enter water areas, or step into garden beds.
- Please do not disturb or remove plants, plant labels or containers.
- Do not hang backpacks or props on trees or plants.
- The Garden assumes no responsibility for loss, theft, or damage to equipment. Take valuables with you when you park your car.
- No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the Garden without special permission.
- Please remember that any party who has booked a private event in a particular location of the Garden has exclusive right to that reserved area.
The Garden reserves the right to refuse admittance for photography and/or to change its Photo Policy without advance notice.
During your visit you may be filmed, videotaped and/or photographed by a Garden employee or contract photographer. Your attendance serves as permission for the use of your image by the Garden and its constituents.
We ask that you honor these policies when using the Garden as a backdrop for any photography or filming.
At the admission kiosk or Garden office, all photographers who do not intend to use their photos for promotional/commercial purposes will be asked to sign a waiver to that effect.
Commercial photographers may choose to purchase either a Photographer Membership ($75) or pay a one-time session fee of $75. Payment will be required before admitting photographers who intend to sell photos or use them for any type of commercial purposes, in advertising, educational materials, on the web, etc. Photographer Membership may be purchased in advance at the admission kiosk or Garden office.
Current Photographer Members need to show their membership card at the admission kiosk or Garden office.
To see how to become a Photographer Member please CLICK HERE »
Photo Rights and Usage
The Idaho Botanical Garden allows promotional usage of photos taken in the Garden by its current Photographer Members. The Events and Marketing Department reserves the right to use any and all photographs taken of the Garden to promote, market, and advertise the Garden.
You are welcome to take photographs of the Garden for your own use and enjoyment. Please observe the rules in our Photography Guidelines. If you think you have taken a great shot please let us know! We always need photos for advertising or our newsletter. Contact the Garden at email@example.com or at (208) 343-8649.
Using and Selling Photos of the Garden
Any photographer who uses images of the Idaho Botanical Garden for commercial, advertising, or promotional purposes is required to have a Photographer Membership ($75) or pay one-time session fee of $75. Without payment of the fee, it is strictly forbidden to sell or use images taken of the Idaho Botanical Garden or the Idaho Botanical Garden logo for commercial or promotional activities. These activities include but are not limited to: publishing, marketing, educational materials, products and retail merchandise, general and web advertising, broadcast, or any situation where the photographer is paid for the use of the image.
The Idaho Botanical Garden requires the location credit “Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise, ID” in all uses of Garden photos in print, on the web, in broadcast, or in any other public medium.
The Garden does not allow pets of any kind into the Garden.
Service animals are allowed into the Garden.
NEW FOR SUMMER 2015 – Recently, the Garden has made changes to our hospitality guidelines. The new guidelines, driven entirely by our insurance carrier and Idaho State Laws, do effect what items may be brought into the Garden by patrons. Guests may no longer bring in their own alcoholic beverages; adult beverages may only be served by appropriately licensed vendors. While it is difficult for the Garden to tell our patrons they are no longer allowed to bring in their own beer and wine, it is important we comply with state laws and ensure the safety of our guests.
Event Ticket Policy
No refunds or exchanges will be permitted due to inclement weather or for any other reason. No re-admittance. Tickets will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Ticket is a revocable license. Idaho Botanical garden may revoke the license and eject or refuse to the holder for violation of ticket terms and conditions, facility rules, illegal activity or misconduct. By accepting admission with ticket, you agree to release Idaho Botanical Garden from all responsibility for any loss, injury or damage you may suffer and indemnify and defend Idaho Botanical Garden for any loss, injury or damage you cause in connection with the event. Holder consents to use of the holders image, likeness, actions, and statements in connection with any live or recorded audio, photograph, or other transmission or publication for promotional use by Idaho Botanical Garden or its licensees. Ticket may not be duplicated.
Admission and Registration Refunds are determined on a case-by-case basis.
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