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Garden Discovery Festival
Sunday, May 19, 2024

1:45 p.m. - Seed Swap
2 p.m. - Cottage dedication
3 p.m. - Presentation: Backyard Water Conservation and City Storm Water Program
3 p.m. - Garden Tour with Dr. John Ball

SDSU Native Plant Initiative and Brookings Area Master Gardeners plant sale while inventory lasts

Visit 12 exhibitor booths

Thank you 2024 TuliPalooza sponsors!
  • Bruce Laughrey
  • Chris and Mary Chase
  • MK Hugghins
  • The Sloss Family
  • Joe and Beverly Cassady
  • WAyne and Shari Budahl Avery
  • Travis Haack
  • David and Patricia Meyer
  • Florence Frecricks
  • US Friends
  • Friends and family of Jane Dvorak
  • Rich Scholten
  • Jeff Seiwell & Payton Cole
  • The Town and Courntry Shopper
  • Peter and Mary Schaefer
  • Morgan & Logan Kponyoh
  • Kathy, Tamara, Terr, Kurt & Kelli 
  • Karen Bumann
  • Keith, Roxi, Melissa, and Jason Corbett
  • Joel and Marita Price
  • Becky and Bryan Peterson
  • Carter and janet Johnson
  • Julia Haack
  • William & Emily Vitetta
  • The Birthday Club
  • The Horatio's Family
  • David and Mary Caspers-Grasper
Free outdoor children's concert sponsored by South Dakota Art and BankStar financial featuring Phil Baker. Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 10AM to 10:30AM and 11AM to 11:30AM
  • Bring your own blanket or lawn chair
  • Bring a lunch to eat
  • Stay and enjoy the gardens free of charge
  • In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors
  • Please check-in at booth on the west side of building
2024 Events at McCrory Gardens. May 19: Garden Discovery Festival from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. August 2: 36th Annual Garden Party from 6:30PM to 8PM. August 3: 3rd Annual Garden Expo from 10AM - 5PM. September 8,15,22,29: Party on the Porch from 1PM-3PM. September 7: Insect Festival. October 13: Fall Festival. October 31: Giggles and Ghouls. December 7: Garden Glow #10

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.