The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a unique and beautiful location for photography for all types of families and groups. Our Photography Policy is designed to ensure that all guests have a positive experience during their visit, whether or not they are taking photographs.
We invite guests to photograph the plants and landscapes as well as take candid, casual photos of their party — please share them on social media using the hashtag #gdmbgblooms!
For professional and portrait photography, we ask that you adhere to our photography policy (linked below), which includes a location fee. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
To reserve a time slot for professional photography, please call 515.323.6290.
- All photographers and their parties should follow our garden etiquette (see below).
- The Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel any photography session, without refund, if this policy and/or garden etiquette (below) is not being followed.