Event Photography Permit

If you are planning a special photography event by a professional photographer within the Botany Garden & Greenhouse, we require that you please fill out the form below which will automatically go to the Director, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden. The Director will follow up with an invoice to for you to submit the payment of a small fee. The funds collected for this purpose go to the general fund of the Department of Botany. Please read our requested rules and regulations below.

Lantana. (Photo by Raya Ronaghy)


-At any given time, there may be watering, teaching, research, or other touring activities in the greenhouses or garden. We ask that you respect the privacy and space of other uses and not disrupt by taking photos in an occupied area.
-Photography in the greenhouses must be done during the hours of noon to 4 pm Monday to Friday, excluding UW Madison holidays.
-The Garden is open from dawn to dusk for photography.
-Restrict all posing to hard surfaced paths and lawns; DO NOT pose people in or on the rocks, standing on benches, or within the garden beds.

PARKING – There is no parking in the Botany Garden or Greenhouses, see UW Website for suggested parking instructions on during business hours.

Privacy Statement:

UW-Madison and the Department of Botany does not sell, rent, trade, or distribute any personally identifiable information obtained from clients to a third party, except in cooperation with government agencies or as required by law. Information collected by the UW-Madison is used for the administrative and operational purposes of our services.

Cost and Payment:

One time photography permit – $35
Please mail a check to the below address made out to “UW-Madison Dept. of Botany” with
the memo |”greenhouse/garden photography fee”

Contact/Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Please contact the Director of the Botany Garden and Greenhouses, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden at jordonthaden <@> wisc.edu if you need to make a change to your reservation.


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