We are currently issuing permits for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Photography is permitted at the Capitol Columns and the Dogwood Collection only. All other areas remain closed to the public. Please submit an application to Photography.USNA@ARS.USDA.GOV and someone will be in contact with you to complete the process.

Wedding Photography

Immortalize your memories with photography amid the beauty of the U.S. National Arboretum. Commercial/professional wedding photography requires a permit. Download an application, view photos, get contact information, and learn about fees. Learn more >>

Photography and Cinematography

The National Capitol Columns is one of the most popular sites to photograph at the arboretum, but there are more sites available. Live and taped interviews, movies, news reports and more have all been filmed at the arboretum. Learn about fees and applying. Learn more >>