- Amateur Photography allowed at no charge
- Professional Photography Fees are required for Still and Video Photography (fee schedule)
- Call 864.574.7724 to schedule an appointment (required for Professional Photography).
- Download the Professional Photography Agreement

Professional Photography Policy:

The Garden is available as a site for professional photographers. Professionals are defined as anyone whose intent is to sell any product or service. The full amount of the location fee is due before the shooting begins. Photographers will be issued a photo badge once fees are paid. The Garden is a wonderful location for wedding and portrait photos. Sittings are by appointment only. Call the Garden Office to schedule, 864.574.7724.

Professional photography for promotional materials (such as brochures, ads, catalogs, etc.) is allowed at the discretion of staff as to the appropriateness of the product and relevance to the Garden’s mission.

Fees Schedule:

The following rates apply for groups of 10 or fewer, including crew and talent. For larger groups, please call 864.574.7724 for a quote. The fee is entirely refundable in the case of inclement weather. Please remember that photography fees help keep Hatcher Garden open and growing.

Still Photography


Half-hour $25

Half-hour $50

Hourly $50

Hourly $100

Year-long $125

Year-long $250


The crew must abide by any additional verbal restrictions placed on it during the session. Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve reserves the right to cancel or terminate the session at any time the crew is not abiding by the guidelines or verbal restrictions placed on them by the staff. All crew members, equipment, models, and merchandise must remain on pathways. Moving planters and furniture is prohibited. Staff must approve all props and clothing. No dangerous activity or activity damaging to Garden property will be allowed. No political, religious, or fund-raising organizations are permitted to use the Garden as a photography location. Please be courteous of visitors to the garden. Personnel and equipment may not block traffic flow. Because the Garden is open to the public daily, the garden staff and/or public cannot be expected to maintain quiet to accommodate the photography session.

For more information, contact the Garden Office at 864.574.7724

NOTICE: While on the grounds at Hatcher Garden, you are under your own cognizance. Please be aware that you are in a natural setting and there are factors beyond our control. We cannot be responsible for falling limbs, acts of God, behavior of wild animals, etc. For your safety and the safety of our aquatic life, stay out of the water, streams and off the rocks. Please do not disturb the wildlife. Thank you for your responsible behavior.

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820 John B. White Sr. Blvd.
Spartanburg, South Carolina

P.O. Box 2337
Spartanburg, SC 29304

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