Holiday Hours
Arboretum Hours
Open Daily
Sunrise to Sunset
Formal Garden Hours


Monday - Friday: 9 AM-5 PM

Veterans Day: 12 PM-5 PM

"Friends of McCrory"

Members: Free

Adults: $6

Seniors ages 65 & over:  $4

Youth ages 6-17: $4

SDSU Employees:  $4 w/SDSU ID

Military personnel:  $4 w/valid ID

Children ages 5 & under: Free

SDSU Students: Free w/valid SDSU ID



Memorial Day,

Independence Day, and Labor Day: 12-6PM

Native American Day: 12-5PM


Thanksgiving Day 

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day,

New Year's Day, 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day

the buzz

McCrory Gardens Explorer - Click here to check out the 
McCrory Gardens Explorer, our interactive map of McCrory Gardens!

Upcoming Events

Winter Workshop

A Spring-Blooming Container

Wednesday, November 13


Presented by: Christina Lind, Education Coordinator & Horticulturist 

Be the first to have a spring-flowering container on your patio or window! Bring your own container from home, and we will plant it full of spring-flowering bulbs that you can enjoy in your own design as the season comes in! Be sure to bring a deep container if you want to "layer" your bulbs!

$25/planted container registration fee.

Contact Christina with any questions at

Please register for this workshop above!  

Third Thursday at the Gardens

Biol 101: An Introduction to Bats!

Thursday, November 21


Presented by: Scott Pederson, SDSU Professor of Biology

​In broad strokes, this presentation will cover the biology of bats, their diversity across the globe and in SD, it will redress myths, and we will touch upon emerging diseases.

Please register for this free class above!

Help Us Grow!

We invite you to become a McCrory Gardens member and support this spectacular horticultural resource. Since it was established as a public garden in 1965, McCrory Gardens has long been considered one of the jewels of Brookings and the region. With the recent addition of the McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center, the Gardens are now a year-round destination.


We now offer three types of memberships (Friends of McCrory, Photography, and, Business).  Our Friends of McCrory and Business memberships include different levels to choose from and our Photography Membership offers the choice between a Yearly Membership or One-Day Permit.

Your contribution helps to maintain and enhance the gardens. Your membership will support the planting and care of the 41,000+ flowers, trees and shrubs that are planted each year. It also will support the education of our students and the research and outreach programs of our staff.

And remember - a membership to McCrory Gardens makes a wonderful gift for a friend or family member!


Become a member. Help us grow!

Your membership gift supports McCrory Gardens' outreach, research and educational programs.

​Click on the links below to learn more about each of the memberships we offer!

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McCrory Gardens

631 22nd Avenue - Brookings, SD 57007 605.688.6707​ | Events 605.688.6789

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