Photoshoot Bookings

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the ideal location for your photoshoot.

Visitors will find the scenery in the grounds a perfect backdrop to capture special moments, whatever the season.

Here’s your guide to holding a photoshoot at the Gardens…


Looking to capture beautiful shots of an engagement, proposal, or a wedding? Maybe you’re a cosplayer in search of a great setting for images, or a location for new photos in support of your personal brand?

This activity is categorised by the Gardens as a personal, or non-commercial, photoshoot. We’ll be happy to host. Here are some important things to know in advance, with costs outlined below:

  • Payment terms for photoshoots are different to day admission tickets. See details below.
  • We strongly advise booking in advance, with 48 notice hours in advance of your proposed photoshoots required. We will provide a booking form which will tell you everything you need to know. Booking ahead is the best way to avoid disappointment on your group’s special day!
  • Last entry into the Gardens for photoshoots is 2 hours before closing. Please check our opening times when arranging.
  • Photoshoots must finish 30 minutes before the Gardens closing time.
  • Photoshoots must take place during our opening hours and do not include any exclusive use of the Gardens, or priority over areas unless specifically arranged. This may involve additional costs.
  • Props, set dressing, decorations, etc must receive approval in advance of your arrival.
  • Unfortunately, the use of drones is not allowed.

Costs for personal / non-commercial photoshoots:

We operate a staggered pricing structure, dependant on the size of your group. Below are the costs. Please do not purchase regular admissions tickets for photoshoots.

£50 – up to 5 people*

£100 – up to 10 people*

£150 – up to 15 people*

£250 – up to 30 people*

£400 – up to 50 people*

*Including the photographer and any crew. Children under 5 do not count towards the total people above. All costs above include VAT. Additional parking charges apply (£3 per vehicle).

Booking forms are available on request at


If you wish to hold a photo or video shoot for your business, then you will be required to book in advance.  Please contact us for prices.

Written permission to take commercial photographs will be required.

Booking forms are available on request at