Top Bar Bee Keeping Presentation & Discussion
Sunday, September 7 at 2pm
Virginia Beach location ONLY, 1144 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach

We are excited to host Christy Hemenway , author/owner of Gold Star Honeybees for a presentation on how and why to keep bees in top bar hives. Christy will introduce you to keeping bees naturally in top bar bee hives to increase the pollination in your backyard gardens. The author of the The Thinking Beekeeper , will explain why top bar hives are better for the bees; better for the beekeeper; and better for the planet. She will explain that the most important feature of a top bar hives is that it allows the bees to make their own natural beeswax honeycomb. Because as she says, "for the bees, it’s all about the wax.”

Flowerbed Design Workshop
Saturday, September 13 at 2pm
Year-Round Locations ~ Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

Our landscape experts will provide the supplies and suggestions you need to create a successful garden design. Cost, $15. Includes instructions and materials. Registration is required. REGISTER HERE >>

Fall Lawn Classes
September 13 - October 18, Saturdays at 11:00am
Year-Round Locations ~ Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

Looking for a fabulous lawn this fall? Come learn from the local lawn experts on how to get your yard in tip top shape. Whether you are cleaning up an existing space or starting new, our lawn experts will teach you how to get the best results. Classes are complimentary.
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Make a Scarecrow, Make a Difference
Saturday, September 27-28, 2014 • 9am-4pm
Year-Round Locations ~ Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

Get your house fall ready and participate in a Hampton Roads' tradition. Build a life-size scarecrow and decorate him or her to take home for fall decorating. For only $25 you can build the scarecrow and leave the mess with us. All proceeds benefit the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.

Pink Day
Saturday, October 18, 2014 • 9am-6pm
Year-Round Locations ~ Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

Think Pink. Shop Pink. Be Pink. Join McDonald Garden Center and Sentara Cancer Network and help bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer. Purchase a variety of pink plants including: Encore Azaleas, Mums, Pansies and Camellias and 15% of the proceeds will go to support breast cancer prevention. Visit any location and help make strides towards finding a cure.