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Education & Visitor Center 

An organic, open and welcoming facility ,the McCrory Gardens Center serves as a  visitor center, event rental space,  interpretive and education center, and adds full-season access to the Gardens. With the future goal to achieve Silver LEED Certification, the Visitor Center design uses natural materials - glass, water, wood and stone - and design principals such as use of light, connection to the outdoors, and human scale elements.

The new Education Center provides a flexible 300 +/- seat conference room or 200+/ - banquet room , 2 meeting/class rooms, a warming kitchen, administrative offices, gift shop, and outdoor garden patio seating.

Straw Bale House

The Straw Bale Building was completed during the summer of 2008 as a service learning project for SDSU students. It was designed and organized by SDSU Professor of Interior Design, Dean Isham. The project provides 900 sq. ft. of classroom/multi-purpose space for various events and activities at McCrory Gardens. 

​This unique building with a living roof of sedum is surrounded by a series of plantings and displays for those visiting the Gardens.  The entire space teaches about gardening and exposes visitors to natural building techniques, living roofs, and sustainable design.