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Photography & Filming

Photography And FilmingNon-commercial photography & filming that is deemed to benefit Ness Botanic Gardens- i.e. by publicising its scientific work, its education activities, events or its status as a visitor attraction - is free of charge.

The following guidelines outline the service provided by the Gardens and what is required from applicants in return.

1. An itinerary must be submitted before any photography in the Gardens is agreed. Location, plant or interview specifics and an accurate estimate of timing must be included. This allows us to arrange access to the required areas and make sure that everything is in place

2. Due to the size and diversity of the site we strongly recommend that you do a recce before submitting your itinerary.

3. A location release must be signed by us at the stage of a recce. A copy of your insurance agreement must also be supplied.

4. Once your proposal has been accepted by us it must be adhered to. Additional time may be offered at our discretion.

5. No vehicles are allowed into the Gardens. We therefore advise that you bring a trolley to transport your equipment around the Gardens.

6. It is Ness's policy that press photographers are accompanied at all times whilst in the Gardens. Your filming is dependent upon staff being available.

7. It is your responsibility to supply personal/parental release forms and obtain signatures prior to photography. If prior consent is not gained in the form of a signed document, no photography will be possible.

8. Ness is a visitor attraction and our visitors expect a quiet and peaceful environment. We ask that you respect this and discourage interaction with the public. It is essential that you consult us if you intend to interact with the public, and if we give prior agreement that personal/parental permission is gained.


To organise a press visit, or to find out more please contact:

Zoe Chapman t. 07525 6118153 e.