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Holiday Open House
Friday-Sunday • November 4-6, 2016 • 9am- 6pm
Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

Bring out the holly, roast some chestnuts, and get ready to lords-a-leap into the holidays with McDonald Garden Center’s annual Holiday Open House! Three days of sparkling, season, splendor with displays and deals so darling, even the Grinch’s heart will grow with glee. Come for the cider, but leave with a carol in your heart. Featured Themes include: Let it Snowman • Remember the Military • It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere • White Frost • Americana • Christmas Time • Anchors Aweigh • and MORE!

McDonald Garden Center Fall Fest, Fall Festival
Saturday, October 15, 2016 • 9am-6pm
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Virginia Beach • Chesapeake

The grand finale of our fall schedule, the McDonald Garden Center Fall Fest is a customer favorite that our staff has been looking forward to all season! Yes, we will be bringing you some pretty awesome deals, but we also have lots of activities for all ages! Pumpkins, cider, crafts, photo booths, fall stuff….what is there to think about?

Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16 • 9am-6pm
All Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Virginia Beach • Chesapeake

You didn't think we'd leave ya without pansies this year did you? Since Hurricane Matthew rained on our parade of pansies last week - we had lots of requests for a do-over this weekend. You asked - we delivered! Pansy Party is BACK ON! All the deals, Thursday through Sunday, October 13-16, 9AM-6PM.

Sunday, October 9 • Virginia Beach Location • 2-4pm
Select McDonald Locations

A backyard beehive is the perfect place for our most important pollinator, the honey bee! Join a growing group of gardeners each month to discuss how to keep bees in a topbar beehive and learn house to set up your own beehive for this spring. Meetings are held at a different McDonald Garden Center location on the second Sunday of each month. Meetings are hosted by local bee keeper, Ruth Meredith, McDonald employee and member of the Hampton Roads Bee Keepers. Meetings are FREE. No reservations are necessary.

Saturdays at 11am, September 10 - October 8, 2016
All Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Virginia Beach • Chesapeake

Learn from the local lawn experts and tackle that fall lawn once and for all. This class will cover both total renovation and maintenance for traditional fall lawns and organic lawns. Classes are FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. All attendees will receive one FREE bag of Premium McGill Compost.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 • 11am - 2pm
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Virginia Beach • Chesapeake

The grill is hot but the savings are sizzlin’! Come join us for our first ever Grillin’ in the Garden customer appreciation event where we treat you, our beloved and valued patrons, to a FREE hot dog, chips, and a drink. We’re firing up the dogs but we’ve set fire to fall savings to say thanks for visiting us throughout the year. So come out, bring the family, and enjoy a bit of sear this season.

Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25 • 9am-4pm
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

McDonald Garden Center is proud to announce the 21st annual Make a Scarecrow event, a partnership with CHKD that has raised over $250,000! Bring the family to create your very own, custom, life-size scarecrow. We provide the supplies - all you need to bring is your creativity! Make a tradition, make a difference…Make a Scarecrow.

Cost $25, includes instructions and all supplies. Proceeds benefit CHKD. Come on out and have a great time supporting a great cause! Online registration is now closed - IN-STORE REGISTRATION IS STILL AVAILABLE. Walk-ins are welcome while supplies last.

Friday-Sunday, September 16-18, 2016 • 9am-6pm
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

Mum is definitely NOT the word when it comes to the savings during Mum Mania! This fall favorite kicks off our autumn schedule with more holiday spirit than a pumpkin latte with savings on all your favorite seasonal items. Speaking of pumpkins, don’t forget to visit our deco center to spruce up your space! The season of entertaining is here for all you green mums…err thumbs.

Mulch Madness is BACK- don't miss the chance to freshen up for fall with amazing deals on mulch!

Urban Gardening 101 Seminar Workshop
Saturday, September 10, 2016 • 2pm
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

Join us for Urban Gardening 101 and explore five of our favorite techniques and products to grow aboveground in the Hampton Roads. Whether you want to try something new, or have limited space to plant, we’ll help guide you to the perfect way to enjoy gardening. From vegetables to herbs to flowers or all three, these products will help make you successful and provide fun and enjoyment year-round. Seminar is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Attendees will receive one FREE bag of McDonald Natural & Organic Potting Soil.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 • 11am
All Locations

Carnivorous plants?! A PLANT that eats BUGS?! The excitement a kid (or most adults) gets from watching a seemingly innocent, presumably docile plant trapping a fly for food is something you don’t want to miss. McDonald Garden Center is thrilled to offer this kids workshop to decorate a pot to house your very own hungry non-herbivore. Cost $15, includes instructions and all supplies. Supplies include one Venus Fly Trap plant, a 4-inch terracotta pot with saucer, soil, paint and googly eyes. Due to space & supply limitations, RSVP's are RECOMMENDED.

SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016 • 11AM
Year-Round Locations

When the temperature rises, so do the number of peeving pests. One natural way to combat these irking insects is through mosquito-repelling plants. Come create a custom planter that not only has bug battling benefits but looks sharp and stylish in your outdoor space. Let us put the “fun” in “functional” as we walk and talk you through all the steps. The only thing that will be “abuzz” are the compliments you’ll receive on this beautiful container. Cost $35, includes instruction and supplies.