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Dubuque Arboretum | Photography on the Grounds


photographers :: amateurs and professionals

We love to share our beautiful place with photographers — amateurs and professionals alike!


Woman with Camera (shutterstock_55511725)-400x475if you’re an amateur photographer

If you’re an amateur photographer … taking family photos or photos of the Arboretum grounds for your own personal enjoyment and use, welcome. We encourage you to continue indulging that creative pursuit.

if you’re a professional photographer at an Arboretum wedding

If you’re photographing a wedding whose bride and groom have reserved the Arboretum’s grounds as a venue, that reservation includes the right to have professional photography taken in the Gardens on the day of their wedding.

if you’re a professional photographer

If, however, you’re a professional photographer and intend to profit from the use of Arboretum images, we ask that you pay us for the privilege of using our property as your subject matter. [Our thinking is this: photographers who get paid by someone,  should pay for a one-day-one-time pass or an annual season pass.] Fair enough?

Here are the photography fee details:

One-time photography session: $50.  Fee must be paid in advance of the photography event and scheduled with the Arboretum office.

Annual photography fee: $200.  For unlimited photography privileges, fee must be paid in advance and arranged with the Arboretum office. Renewable.


Thank you for your interest in the Dubuque Arboretum.

Questions? Please call 563.556.2100.