Photography Policy

For the enjoyment of all visitors, and to ensure a memorable experience, advance registration is strongly encouraged. Entry to the garden is by vehicle only. Parking is complimentary. Self-guided Garden Guides and maps are available at the ticket kiosk.

We look forward to your visit!

The Gardens are open May 3 ~ November 3, 2024.


Greenwood Gardens Photography Policy

We take pride in knowing that Greenwood’s formal gardens, 1920s architecture, statuary and unique collection of Rookwood ceramic tiles all serve as an inspiring backdrop for creative photographic output. Because we recognize that visitors to Greenwood will want to capture the beauty of our historic site on their cameras, we maintain a strict photography policy that ensures both the quality of the visitor experience and protects our historic site from damage.

We ask for your cooperation in adhering to the following rules to ensure Greenwood remains a place where all visitors can come to connect with nature and experience rejuvenation and healing.

Amateur Photography

Garden and landscape photography is permitted by amateur (non-professional) photographers on general visitation days. No other equipment may be used.

We DO NOT permit:

  • Tripods
  • Formal posed portrait photography of individuals, families, or other groups, nor of special occasions including weddings, engagements, pregnancies, birthdays, proms, graduations, and other similar events, whether by professional, semi-pro, or amateur photographers
  • Drone photography

Important Note: While we encourage visitors to take and share their photos of flora, fauna, and other features of the garden, be aware that Greenwood reserves the right to determine what constitutes a formal posed photography session and will curtail sessions that do not fit our guidelines noted above.

Commercial Photography

Greenwood is available for commercial photography and film shoots. Located less than an hour from New York City, Greenwood Gardens is a 28-acre, historically significant early twentieth century landscape. Set within a preserve of forest and meadow, the landscape combines formal Italianate gardens, rustic mossy pathways, and colorful Arts and Crafts follies. This unique setting provides a spectacular backdrop for commercial photography shoots. For more information and fees, contact Rich Murphy at (973) 258-4026, ext. 11 or by email at

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