As a filming or photo shoot location, Christchurch parks and gardens provide the perfect backdrop. They are available for shoots throughout the year.

Wedding photography and filming

Wedding photography and filming must be booked for the Botanic Gardens and Mona Vale. For all bookings, please contact us.

Printed confirmation of your booking must be carried by your photographer on the day.

General photography and filming

Contact us to determine whether you need approval to film or photograph in Christchurch parks and green spaces as this may depend on the scale of your project.

Commercial photography and filming

Commercial filming and photography need prior approval as the gardens and parks are public spaces and no area can be hired exclusively.

To apply for permission to carry out commercial filming contact the Events Coordinator on (03) 941 8999 or

Charges for filming and commercial photography start at $550 per day.

Your request must outline:

  • purpose of your shoot (including a description of what is planned)
  • day and duration
  • part of the Gardens you will use
  • equipment and props to be used
  • number of people involved on site.