Gardens Only Photography

Gardens Only sessions are available Monday through Saturday between 9AM and 4PM. No other start times shall be allowed other than in extraordinary circumstances (in which an additional fee may be required). These one-hour sessions begin at the stated reservation time and provide non-exclusive access to the eight acres of gardens. If changing space is desired, please reserve Special Occasion Photography; public restrooms may not be used for wardrobe changes. Please note that other guests may be enjoying the gardens during your session, and staff will be on the grounds for the purpose of maintenance and other management. Please be considerate of others using the site. To reserve exclusive use of the Longue Vue gardens, contact Laren Holzer at

Available dates and times will appear on the calendar; dates and times that are grayed out are no longer available. For bookings beyond December 31, 2021, special scheduling requests, or any other questions, contact Anna Bell Jones at

Advance reservations and full payment are required in order to guarantee your session. Additional policies and restrictions are listed below.

By proceeding with this reservation, you acknowledge and agree to the following policies:

  • Planted beds, historic garden furniture, fountains, and all other components of the gardens must not be moved nor disturbed. No walking or placing tripods in planted areas or fountains. Garden furniture may be used for sitting but not for standing upon. Cutting or picking flowers or fruit is not permitted.
  • Amplified music may not be played in the gardens.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Longue Vue property.
  • Rescheduling requests will be granted, pending availability, when received a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the original session date. Cancellations will be granted when received a minimum of 48 hours in advance, minus a 10% administrative fee. In the event of unforeseen inclement weather, sessions may be rescheduled closer to the original session time without penalty.
  • While you may book multiple hours in advance, parties that exceed the time period of their session will incur a charge of $50 for every quarter-hour beyond the reserved time. 
  • Additional admissions  beyond the five included in the session price are permitted at $10/person. Click here to purchase. 
  • To book an additional hour click here

Infractions of any other policies listed above will result in a $100 additional charge.