Artists permit request
At the Ruth Bancroft Garden (RBG), we enjoy seeing artists work in many mediums to explore their skills in the Garden. In order to to minimize the disruption for both artists and our ever-growing number of visitors, we require all artists (whether amateur or professional) to submit an application form for a permit. This includes photographers and plein-air artists. Whether you are planning on visiting as a group excursion or for a solo session, we require each individual artist to follow the steps below to secure a permit to work in the Garden. Easels, tripods and carts are not allowed in the Garden.
Steps to apply for an artists permit:
- Fill out an application form at least two weeks in advance of the proposed date. This will help us balance parking and Garden traffic.
- Consent to the guidelines below.
- You will receive an email from an Education Department staff member who will confirm or deny your proposed date, depending on space availability and programs/events in the Garden. If confirmed, the email will have a permit.
- Arrive at the Garden on the designated day/time and check-in at the kiosk. Show your permit and prepare to pay admission (or show proof of RBG membership).