As a filming or photo shoot location, Christchurch parks and gardens provide the perfect backdrop. We 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

Depending on the scale of your project you may need approval to film or photograph in Christchurch parks and green spaces, please contact us.

Commercial photography and filming

Filming in the Botanic Gardens Commercial filming and photography needs prior approval.

As the gardens and parks are public spaces 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:

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