Commercial Photography & Filming

With its wealth of locations and backdrops, Tyler is the ideal location for commercial photography and filming.

While we welcome filmmakers, videographers, and photographers, please understand that we do not generally close or restrict any area to other guests during photography, filming, or video sessions that take place during our regular opening hours.

We ask that all photographers and film crews all photography and film crews follow our Garden Etiquette guidelines, and that they remain respectful of other visitors by not blocking pathways or visitor access to any area of the Arboretum with equipment or cables.

Any use, reuse, or reproduction by any means of any image or footage of Tyler, its grounds, visitors, staff, volunteers, or donors for commercial use (including catalog and fashion shoots, broadcast media commercials, professional videos, etc.,) must be approved in advance and prior to publication by the Executive Director.

We review requests for commercial filming and photography on a case-by-case basis. Because work in the Arboretum by the gardening staff is a year-round necessity and because we host multiple events throughout the year, dates available for commercial shooting may be limited. We reserve the right to deny any commercial shoot requests. We charge a filming and location fee for all commercial filming and photography.

For further details on commercial photography and filming, and for information about rates, please contact:

Brian Prato
Director of Site Services