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Welcome to McCrory Gardens!

Garden Glow

Thank you to each and everyone of you for coming to Garden Glow this year. Due to the prediction of extreme temperatures, we've made the decision to close the show. January 3 was our final night. Be watching our website and socials for Frost Fest activities: February 18 - 21. This will include lighting the lights and a doggie date night!

DECEMBER 4, 2021 - JANUARY 6, 2022

Open nightly from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(Excluding Dec. 24, 25, 2021 and Jan. 1, 2022)
Last Admission nightly at 8:30 p.m.


Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Tickets must be purchased in advance

General Admission — $6

Children 5 and under — FREE

*Friends of McCrory Gardens Members — FREE
*a discount code will be emailed to you

**SDSU Students with Current ID — FREE
**no advanced ticket needed

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Click on the links below to learn more about each of the memberships we offer!
Pay by credit card by choosing your desired giving level; you will be directed to the SDSU Foundation website
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Donation Allows McCrory Gardens to Add “Holiday Hill” Light Display

Garden Glow continues to share the spirit of Christmas with the Brookings community

The 7th Annual Garden Glow event has grown even more after receiving a donation from a new Brookings resident to add the “Holiday Hill” light display. 

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McCrory Gardens and State Arboretum earn accreditation

South Dakota State University’s McCrory Gardens and the South Dakota State Arboretum have been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and bota