Photo Cart

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Beautiful photo opportunities abound at Duke Gardens.To help you take advantage of as many of these opportunities as possible, we offer the photo cart option, a golf cart ride for photo shoots from April through June and September through October. Our driver will transport clients to locations predetermined by the client or photographer. We look forward to helping you capture your perfect picture.

Rental Guidelines 

• Photo cart service is offered Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, based on availability, and weather-permitting.  

Reservations are held with advance payment only and must be made 2 weeks prior to your photo shoot, based on availability.

Rental fee is $75 for 2 hours, and $25 for each additional 30-minute increment.  

A maximum of 5 passengers may accompany the driver.  

All passengers must be seated with a seatbelt. No children may ride on an adult’s lap, and children’s car seats are not permitted.

Some locations are not accessible by golf cart.

No pets are permitted, with the exception of service dogs.


Please call the Special Events Office at 919-668-5679 or email to make your reservation.