McCrory Gardens

McCrory Gardens is a botanical garden operated and maintained by the Plant Science Department of South Dakota State University.

McCrory Gardens harbors over 25 acres of flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses in harmonious settings to display, educate, and further the development of new varieties. An additional 40 acres of arboretum (a place for the scientific study and public exhibition of many species of trees and shrubs) is dedicated to the South Dakota State Arboretum.

Look, sniff, and touch as much as you wish, but please do not pick the flowers, dig the plants, or take cuttings from any plants. Your fingers may itch to trim off spent flowers, but please restrain yourself. You will find small, discrete tags identifying most of the plants.

McCrory Gardens is located on the corner of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue in Brookings, South Dakota (a few blocks west of I-29). The main entrance is located along 22nd Avenue, indicated by our Entrance Sign.

Again, welcome to the Gardens. We hope your visit gives you as much pleasure as maintaining the Gardens gives us. If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center
(605) 688-6707

Heather Costello
Operations Manager
(605) 688-6707

Cindy Peterson
Special Events Coordinator
(605) 688-6789

Reservations for Weddings and Receptions, Conferences, Anniversaries, Graduations, Family Reunions & Other Special Events:
Cindy Peterson

Donations, Sponsorships, & Other Support Opportunities
Heather Costello