Copyright Notices

Articles on this website may not be copied and published elsewhere. However, this does not preclude linking to articles from other sites or sharing of articles on social media, the links for which are shown at the bottom of each article.

Our own images: Non-commercial use

Photographs by our writers and guest authors, with the © symbol may be copied, distributed and shared in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International Public Licence.

The licence conditions are summarised here:

And the full licence is here:

In summary this means that you can use our own authors’ photographs without getting permission from us provided it is for non-commercial use and provided you include the required attribution.


1. A credit line following your usual format preferably naming both the photographer and Tropical House & Garden magazine (e.g. “Photo by David Astley | Tropical House & Garden”). Abbreviated forms of this credit line are acceptable, and the magazine name may be abbreviated to the acronym ‘TH&GM’ if necessary.

2. The photographer’s name OR the words ‘Tropical House & Garden’ or ‘TH&GM’ must be hyperlinked to

Provided you have met the above conditions, you do not have to notify us that you are using our images (but if you have the time to let us know, that would be appreciated).

Our own images: Commercial use

For any proposed COMMERCIAL USE of our writer’s photographs, you should contact us first at the email address shown on the contact page of this website with details of how you wish to use our images.

For commercial websites we usually permit use of our images at no charge provided the same attribution conditions as above are met with a dofollow link and provided the site is not an adult, gambling or cryptocurrency site.

For other commercial use such as brochures and video, usage fees are negotiable.

Stock and editorial images

Photographs that carry a © symbol and a credit line for a photographer other than the author of the article indicate that they have been sourced from agencies like Alamy, Dreamstime, Getty Images, iStock or Shutterstock, and may not be copied. These are paid stock or editorial photographs for which licence fees have been paid by Tropical House & Garden magazine.

Creative Commons images

Images that we use under Creative Commons licensing arrangements are indicated by a ‘CC’ reference after the photographer’s name. They may be re-used under the same licence terms. Those licence terms can be viewed through the following links:

CC BY-SA 2.0 – Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

CC BY-SA 3.0 – Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

CC BY-SA 4.0 – Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International

Public domain images

Photographs that do not display a © symbol or a CC reference are public domain images. Whilst it is the policy of Tropical House & Garden magazine to always credit the photographers of public domain images when known, they may be shared freely without attribution.