The North Carolina Botanical Garden's (NCBG) Image Gallery is not designed for commercial use or publication. A variety of organizations and individuals have contributed photographs to the Image Gallery and these contributors maintain copyright and dictate use of their images.

The images contained within the Image Gallery are made available on our website under the conditions outlined in this policy. By accessing or downloading images contained in the Image Gallery, the user acknowledges they have read this policy and agrees to abide by the conditions of the image use policy. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Database Manager.

Restricted/Unrestricted Images

Restrictions for image use are posted under Image Information on each image's detail page. Images designated as restricted are only available for use by NCBG. Those images designated as unrestricted (by far the majority) are available for the uses defined below.

Educational Use

Educational institutions may download, reproduce and use NCBG images and associated captions in the preparation of course or instructional materials by teachers or students for non-profit educational activities. Express permission for such use is not required.

Scientific Use

NCBG images are released in response to public interest in native plants. Please use caution if using these images for scientific research. Many images have not yet been validated, and may contain errors which would compromise their use for scientific purposes. The text captions of NCBG images are not peer reviewed scientific literature, and should not be treated as such. Image caption text is not to be used without permission from NCBG, requested in writing.

Personal Use

Individuals may download, reproduce and use NCBG images and associated captions posted on the world wide web for personal, noncommercial purposes. Express permission for such use is not required.

News Media

News media may download, reproduce and use NCBG images and associated captions in news reporting or documentaries on NCBG projects and programs. Express permission for such use is not required.

Commercial Use

Permission to download, reproduce, use and distribute NCBG images for commercial purposes, other than news reporting as described above, must be requested from NCBG using the Image Request Form.

Image Credit

All images should bear the following credit: "Photographer Name, North Carolina Botanical Garden"

Special Note to Websites

You may not collect images or text from the Image Gallery in order to make images or text available on your own website. It is not in our interest or that of our contributors to have uncontrolled subsets of these holdings available elsewhere on the Internet. If you would like to link to multiple images in the gallery, please see the section "How to Link to the Images" for instructions.

Request Images

High resolution copies of images contained within the Image Gallery are available upon request. Please use the Image Request Form when submitting requests for high resolution images. Depending upon use, licensing or other fees may apply.

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