• The Brookings Register (free & cost-reduced ads)

  • The Town and Country SHOPPER (free & cost-reduced ads)

  • Billy Wilburn (SDSU Theatre Department)

  • Kathy Winghart (Orchestra Director-Brookings School District

  • Mike Olson & Martin Maca (horse-drawn trolley rides)

  • Santa Claus (3) for their precious time during a busy season!





  • Avera Medical Group

  • Wayne & Shari Budahl Avery

  • David & Mary Caspers-Graper

    • Premier Tree

  • MK Hugghins

  • Larry & Marcia Janssen

  • Martin & Sally Maca

  • SDSU Athletics 

  • SDSU Dept. of Natural Resource Management

  • Sanford Health Brookings

    • Premier Tree

  • Linda Schumacher

  • Tom & Doris Schumacher

  • The Town and County SHOPPER


  • Clark Drew Construction

       Corporate Partner 2019

  • Mike & Robyn Coughlin


  • BankStar Financial

      Corporate Partner 2019


  • David & Mary Caspers-Graper

  • Sonja Anderson

  • Jennifer Clark

  • The Town and Country SHOPPER

  • Elizabeth Gorham


  • Clark Drew Construction

  • Brookings Radio

  • BankStar Financial

  • Best Choice Real Estate

  • Eluned Jones


  • Choke Cherry Photography & Design

Formal Garden Hours
Open Daily
Sunrise to Sunset


Monday - Friday: 9 AM-5 PM

Garden Glow

Every Evening 5PM-8PM

Except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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

Holiday Hours


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

Third Thursday

Garden Glow Behind the Scenes Tour

 Thursday, December 12
Presented by: Christina Lind, Education Coordinator & Horticulturist at McCrory Gardens

Come enjoy a complementary hot cocoa and tour as we walk the 150,000 lights of Garden Glow with one of its creators, Christina Lind to learn some of the behind-the-scenes details of building and designing this magical winter wonderland of lights! Please register for this free program below!

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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Contact Us

McCrory Gardens

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

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