A. Macro Nature Images
Macro photographs of flowers and plants only may be used by individuals for non-commercial or
commercial usage at no charge. We define “macro photographs” as those depicting a single subject
photographed closely enough that no other background or recognizable images are visible. Macro
photographs are limited to nature subjects only; buildings, structures, landscapes, display beds,
reflecting pools, fountains, benches, statuary, artwork or any other element that is recognizable as the
Missouri Botanical Garden may not be depicted.
Further: if macro photographs are used commercially such that the Missouri Botanical Garden is
mentioned in any way, including credit line, permission must be requested and the intended use
approved in advance by the Missouri Botanical Garden Public Relations Department. A $50 fee will
apply in such cases.
For commercial usage as photographic artwork, see section I: B.
B. Missouri Botanical Garden Identifiable Images
The Missouri Botanical Garden permits the usage of an identifiable or macro shot for individual use
or for sale as photographic artwork only (i.e. framed, mounted, hanging or printed photographs) at
no charge. Limited to scenery only; individuals may not be depicted. Images of non-public areas and
exhibits or events where commercial photography is expressly forbidden may not be used. Please
note: permission to use photos depicting Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork must be approved in advance by
Portland Press Inc. Contact: Diane Caillier, DianeC@portlandpress.net or (206) 297-1304 ext. 256; P.O.
Box 70856, Seattle, WA 98127.
The Missouri Botanical Garden also permits the one-time usage of an identifiable image for usage in
hand-produced note cards or postcards intended for resale, limited to a quantity of up to 50 cards, for a
$50 fee. Shots must be approved in advance on a case-by-case basis.
All other photographs for sale for any other purpose (mugs, t-shirts, posters, greeting cards, promotional
items, product packaging, stock photography, etc.) must be approved in advance on a case-by-case basis
and will occasion fees starting at $500 per image.