• McCrory Gardens


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    About Us

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

    M?cCrory Gardens is a botanical garden operated and maintained by the McCrory Gardens professional staff under the authority of South Dakota State University. The gardens are funded primarily by donations from the Friends of McCrory Gardens, admission fees, other special gifts and with returns from endowments.
    McCrory Gardens has over 25 acres of formal display gardens featuring hundreds of different flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses in harmonious settings to display, educate, and further the development of new varieties.

    The South Dakota Arboretum comprises of 45 acres and is located on the north side of McCrory Gardens. It is home to many species of trees and shrubs that are adapted to South Dakota's harsh climate. In addition we routinely trial new selections of trees and shrubs to test their adaptability to our growing conditions.

    Reserve our Education & Visitor Center for your next educational or business meeting, conference, family event, wedding and reception. Surrounded by a natural, beautiful setting, your guests will thoroughly enjoy YOUR choosing this one-of-a-kind destination venue. (event guests receive free admission to the gardens)

    As a primarily privately funded entity, there is a minimal fee for admission to the formal gardens. However, current SDSU students, Friends of McCrory members, members of reciprocal gardens' programs, and children under the age of 5 are all FREE.

    McCrory Gardens is a year-round place to see!