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Tips for Visitors

Photography Policy

Thank you for choosing Adkins Arboretum for your portrait photography. We’re thrilled to provide the perfect backdrop for timeless memories.

There is a cost to maintaining our beautiful native landscapes. As a small nonprofit, Adkins Arboretum asks that all professional photographers purchase a Contributor Level membership. Once you’ve joined, you are welcome to return for photo shoots throughout the year. Purchase membership here.

In addition, we’ve created a unique discounted membership level for your clients. As a perk for introducing your clients to Adkins, you can offer them a one-time yearlong Household membership for $25 (usually $75). Email Kellen McCluskey to redeem the offer and submit client information.

Photographers should be prepared to show their up-to-date membership cards during shoots. And, please remember to tag us on social media.  


Alcohol, candles, horses, balloons, confetti, rice, seed, smoking, smoke, and open flames are not allowed. The entrance gates are locked daily at sunset; all vehicles must leave the parking lot beforehand.

A permit is required for drone and commercial photography. Please contact Ginna Tiernan.