Photography in the Gardens

Photography in the gardens allows a commercial photographer and a group up to five people a one-time admission to the gardens for a wedding or group photography session up to 1.5 hours. The cost for this service is $100 plus applicable taxes. Additional guests will be subject to the Self-Exploration Garden Visitation admission rate.  Photos may be taken in the following locations: Japanese Garden, Italian Garden, Croquet Garden. Please note there are no inside privileges to Hatley Castle. Photography sessions will be confirmed three weeks prior to the requested date to ensure there are no conflicting events scheduled. Reservations are available during Monday - Friday after 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays.  Please Contact Us to make advanced pre-paid arrangements.

Please be advise, recreational drone use is not permitted on Royal Roads University's property as per Transport Canada Regulations regarding safe and responsible use of remotely controlled unmanned aircraft (drones).  Transport Canada’s policy states: Do not fly your drone closer than nine km from the centre of an aerodrome (any airport, heliport, seaplane base or anywhere that aircraft take off and land).   All faculty, students, employees, contractors, volunteers, and the general public located on RRU’s property are governed by this policy.