In accordance with the South Dakota Board of Regents, McCrory Gardens is closed to the public until further notice.

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2020 Seasonal Employment

Are you or someone you know looking for a fun and rewarding summer job? McCrory Gardens is offering great full time and part time seasonal positions! Click the link below for more information.

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Thank you to our Garden Glow sponsors and guests for a wonderful holiday season! 
March 19: Third Thursday Class
April 12: Easter Brunch
April 15: UPC Earth Day Forum
April 22: Earth Day Celebration
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Formal Garden Hours
Open Daily
Sunrise to Sunset



Monday - Friday: 9 AM-5 PM

Arboretum Hours

"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

Third Thursday at the Gardens

Rain Barrel Workshop

Thursday, March 19


More info to come! 

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Check out the McCrory Gardens Explorer, our intereractive map of McCrory Gardens! 

Upcoming Events


March 19: Third Thursday at the Gardens

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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