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Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Brookings, South Dakota. Join SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources as they host a public information meeting on July 11, 2024 at 7 p.m. at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center.

Emerald Ash Borer Public Information Meeting

SDSU Extension and McCrory Gardens will host a Moth Walk on July 19, 2024 from 9 PM to 11 PM at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota. Kick-off National Moth Week with SDSU Extension and McCrory Gardens! This event is free, open to the public and fun for all ages.
Garden Party August 2nd. 6:30PM-8:00PM. Free SDSU ice cream, live jazz music, and free admission! For more info, visit or call 605.688.6707
Garden Expo, August 3rd. Free admission. 10AM-2PM. Native Plant sale by SDSU NPI, Ask-a-Master Gardener Q & A. 2PM - 5PM, Art classes, scavenger hunt, sno-cones, yard games & more! For more information, visit or call 605.688.6707
2024 Events at McCrory Gardens. August 2, Garden Party 6:30PM-8PM. August 3, 3rd Annual Garden Expo 10AM-5PM. September 8, 15, 22, 29 Party on the Porch 1PM-3PM. September 7, Insect Festival 10AM-5PM. October 13, Fall Festival 10AM-2PM. October 31, Giggles and Ghouls 4PM-6PM. December 7 - January 6, Garden Glow 5PM-9PM. 631 22nd Ave Brookings, SD 57007., 605-688-6707

Admission and Hours

Members: Free
Adults: $6 + tax
Senior ages 65 and over: $4 + tax
Youth ages 6–17: $4 + tax
Military personnel: $4 w/valid ID
SDSU Employees: FREE with Staff/Faculty ID
Children ages 5 and under: Free
SDSU Students: Free w/valid SDSU ID

Current Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Open Every Day
*Last admission at 5:30 p.m.

McCrory Gardens Mission Statement

"Connecting people and plants through education, discovery, research and enjoyment of the natural and built landscape.”

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Three SDSU attractions earn ‘Great Places’ designation for 2022

Three attractions on the South Dakota State University campus have made the cut in the South Dakota Department of Tourism’s listing of 2022 South Dakota Great Places. Among this year’s designees recognized for outstanding hospitality and customer service are McCrory Gardens, the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum and the South Dakota Art Museum.