South Dakota Gardens
Great Plains Zoo
: 805 S. Kiwanis Avenue,
, SD 57104 (605)367-7003.
McCrory Gardens and the South Dakota State Arboretum
- This 45 acre zoo displays 400 animals
representing more than 70 native and exotic species. Naturalistic exhibits
include the Penguin Pool, the Primate Complex, the Australian Outback, the Birds
of Prey Island, the Children's Zoo, the Asian Cat Habitat, the Wild Dogs of
America Exhibit, the Remembrance Garden and more.
: 6th Street and 22nd
Avenue, South Dakota State University, Brookings
, SD 57007-0996 (605)688-5136.
- The 20 acres of formal display gardens include two All America Selections
Display Gardens, an All America Selections Judging Garden, the Rock Garden, the
Mum Garden, the President's Garden, the Floral Display Garden, the Iris Garden,
Irises, Daylilies, Lilies, Ornamental Grasses, Peonies, the Alcove Garden, the
Great Lawn, the Woodland Garden, the Rose Garden, the Pharmaceutical Garden, the
Centennial Prairie Garden, the Maze Garden, plus 3 planned gardens (the Sensory
Garden, the Sculpture Garden and the Cottage Garden). Of the 650 native North
American tree species and the 100 introduced species, only a handful survive in
the Northern Plains. The 45 acre Arboretum seeks to expand that group, and
features collections of 60 species of trees and shrubs.
: 26th Street and Second Avenue, Sioux Falls
Rapid City Memorial Rose Garden
- This 20 acre park includes a Pillars of the Nation exhibit
featuring rocks from every state in the country.
Plaza Civic Center
/Memorial Park, 444 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City
- This spacious public park includes an All America
Rose Selections accredited rose garden memorializing the 238 people lost
in the 1972 flood. It showcases 120 varieties and over 1200 rose bushes.
Laboratories Building, University of South Dakota, Vermillion
, SD 57069.
garden, with a sculpture of Shakespeare, contains every flower, herb and shrub
mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.