McCrory Gardens is a botanical garden & arboretum operated and maintained by South Dakota State University. The gardens are funded primarily by donations from the Friends of McCrory Gardens, admission fees, other special gifts, and endowment returns.
McCrory Gardens has over 25 acres of formal display gardens & 45 acres of arboretum featuring hundreds of different flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses in harmonious settings to display, educate, and further the development of new varieties.
What We Do
Beauty is its own excuse for being. However, the Gardens serve a more practical purpose. Ongoing research continues to provide new information to the scientific community and the public on the introduction, cultivation, and arrangement of native and domesticated plants. The testing and evaluation of new woody plant selections and varieties in the climate of the northern Great Plains, initiated by Dr. N.E. Hansen almost three-quarters of a century ago, remains an integral part of our research mission.
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Formal Garden Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM-8PM
Sunrise to Sunset
"Friends of McCrory"
Senior ages 65 & over :$4
Youth ages 6-7: $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
Labor Day, and
Independence Day: 12-6PM
Native American Day: 12-5PM
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day,
New Year's Day,
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day