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Kicks-Off Spring with the 27th Annual Outdoor Show

Spring in March arrives annually at the McDonald Garden Center Outdoor Show. As you can imagine, putting together a McDonald-worthy spring Show is a long and laborious process, but it's a challenge that our staff looks forward to each and every year. This year’s theme is “Dig into a Good Book” and igoes hand-in-hand with National Reading Month and the wonderful world of books. Attendees can stroll through the walkable vignettes featuring interpretations of some of our favorite time-honored tales – Treasure Island, The Brother’s Grimm, The Secret Garden and many more.

This Show offers a little bit of everything from the latest in spring gardening trends, home improvement, design, landscaping, food, and more. Back again this year is the Outdoor Show Speaker Series for 2020. Seminars are geared towards both the novice or the well-seasoned gardener and features presenters that will offer expert advice on everything from bees and camellias to orchids and pruning to solutions for moles and voles just to mention a few. For a complete listing of seminars taking place throughout the weekend click here.

“This time of year, everyone can use a little preview of spring. Outdoor 2020 will provide a real showcase for creating a colorful and much welcomed spring,” says McDonald Garden Center President, Mark Anderson. With more than 70 vendors, you’re sure to find plenty of inspiring ideas and creative options for flowering plants, trees, shrubs, edibles and outdoor furniture and accessories.

The 27th Annual Outdoor Show is free and open-to-the-public. The event will be held rain or shine under heated tents from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday, March 6, 7 and 8, at McDonald Garden Center’s Independence Virginia Beach location at 1144 Independence Boulevard. Admission is FREE.

To learn more about the 27th Annual Outdoor Show click here.