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Photo by Kari Heistad


Reservations for portrait photography sessions are required for Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden is not available for event photography.

Please review our images and photographs policy below.

Reservations for portrait photography:

Reservations are being accepted for portrait photography, such as graduation, wedding, or engagement photos, at Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Garden. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden is not available for event photography.

The Preserve is not available for weddings or other events.

Policy for the use of photographs and images:
The Mount Desert Land & Garden Preserve (“the Preserve”) welcomes the taking of photographs and making of other images of the gardens and landscapes by our visitors for their own personal use and enjoyment. This policy is to protect the interests of the Preserve when it is represented in a photograph or other image accessible to the public and to reserve rights of reproduction for the Preserve or its designee.

General Photography Guidelines:

All photographs and other images taken by our visitors must be for their own personal use and enjoyment. Any use, reuse or reproduction by any means for commercial use is at the discretion of the Preserve and may only occur with the express written consent of the Preserve. All requests for use of images for commercial purposes will be considered on a case-by-case basis upon submission of an application. These guidelines will be posted on the Preserve website and in a prominent place on Preserve lands and at the gardens.

Drone Photography Guidelines:
Drone photography is not permitted on any Preserve properties. Drones may not be launched from Preserve properties or landed on Preserve properties. Drone operators may not operate drones on or from Preserve properties.

Criteria for Commercial Use of Photos and Images:
All requests for permission to use an image must include a copy of the image to be used.

  • Generally, permission will be given for images to be used for educational purposes, such as in books, slide shows, lectures, institutional web sites, magazines and journals, educational video productions, or other learning environments.

  • Generally, permission will be denied for use of images on cards, postcards, calendars, articles of clothing, posters, or other items to be sold to the public by entities other than the Preserve or its designee. 

  • Permission for commercial use of photographs will be granted only when the purpose of the use is in alignment with the mission of the Preserve.

  • Generally, permission will not be given for commercial photo shoots, such as clothing catalogs and other advertising media.

For more information please contact:
(207) 276-3727
Land and Garden Preserve
Attn: Jenn Bridgers
PO Box 208
Seal Harbor, ME 04660

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