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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.

the buzz!

Thank you to our Garden Glow sponsors and guests for a wonderful holiday season! 
Wedding Venue Showcase: February 9 - this event has been postponed, due to the weather forecast
Frost Fest: February 15
Third Thursday Class: February 20
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Formal Garden Hours
Open Daily
Sunrise to Sunset



Monday - Friday: 9 AM-5 PM

Closed: President's Day (February 17)

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

Botanical Research at SDState

Thursday, February 20


Dr. Maribeth Latvis and students from the Botanical Society of America SDSU Chapter will talk about the role of natural history collections, such as SDSU's own Taylor Herbarium. Learn how plant species records are used to understand biodiversity and ecology.

Please register for this free class below!

 Looking for plant information?
Check out the McCrory Gardens Explorer, our intereractive map of McCrory Gardens! 

Upcoming Events


February 9: Wedding Showcase - this event has been postponed, due to the weather forecast

February 15: Frost Fest

February 20: 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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