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How-to classes, seminars, and make it/take workshops for both kids and adults from our garden experts.

May25-282018
Friday-Monday • May 25-28, 2018
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Year-Round Locations & Market Locations

You just can’t beat fresh. Come out and celebrate everything edible with McDonald Garden Center’s Garden to Table weekend, happening Friday May 25th- Monday May 28th, at all year-round and market locations! Get juicy deals on our unberryivable selection of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and more) that hit the sweet spot. It’s thyme to party with fragrant finds on all your favorite ethereal herbs while you veg out with the season’s best steals on fruits and veggies. So fire-up the taste buds, because Garden to Table weekend is about to grow off!

June162018
Saturday, Saturday, June 16, 2018 • 11am-2pm
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

The grill is hot, but the savings are sizzlin’! Come join us for the 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, from 11am-2pm. 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.

July21-222018
35th Annual Crepe Myrtle Fest, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday-Sunday • July 21-22, 2018
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Year-Round Locations & Select Market Locations

Saturated vibrant color with enough sweet, Southern charm to soak a buttermilk biscuit, this year’s Crepe Myrtle Fest is sure to promote the nobility and refinement that have kept this annual sale one of McDonald Garden Center’s most anticipated events of the year. The crepe myrtle, also called the ‘tree of a hundred days,’ produces vivid, abiding blooms that blush the Hampton Roads area with a burst of color.

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May172018
Thursday, May 17, 2018 • 6PM
Great Neck Location

Make a mess at our place - not yours! We can barely “contain” our excitement as McDonald Garden Center is pleased to offer this opportunity to join our experts as they help you create a beautiful spring container for your porch, patio, or balcony. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create a beautiful container using green spike (1), Proven Winners annuals (2), variegated vinca vine (2), 14-inch, plastic terra-cotta pot and saucer, and potting soil. We supply all the materials, just come and enjoy! Cost $50, includes instructions and all supplies.

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May132018
Book Signing Event, McDonald Garden Center
Sunday, May 13, 2018 • 12PM-3PM
Great Neck Location

Join us on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018, 12PM - 3PM, at our Great Neck location for a book signing event with Mac Houfek, author of “Reflections on a Coastal Garden," a narration of one woman's experience in transforming an overgrown yard into a welcoming landscape. Mrs. Houfek writes of restoring neglected shrubs, creating focal points, carving out garden rooms and making outdoor spaces appealing throughout all seasons. She encourages readers to create their gardens utilizing their individual personalities. Mac's list of 30 favorite plants includes some that are rare and others common.

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April13-152018
Spring Sale, McDonald Garden Center
Friday - Sunday, April 13-15, 2018
Independence & Great Neck Year-Round Locations & Garden Markets

Join McDonald Garden Center for Petal Power, a three-day sales event that boasts the best, blooming bargains of the season! Not only are there deals on spring staples, but we're introducing some fresh, new varieties that are sure to be an audacious addition to your planting plans. Petal Power is the perfect time to get the spring in your step and in your garden.

INDEPENDENCE & GREAT NECK LOCATION HOURS, April 13-15, 2018, Friday-Saturday • 8AM-8PM & Sunday, 9AM-6PM
GARDEN MARKET LOCATION HOURS, April 13-15, 2018, Friday-Saturday, 9AM-8PM & Sunday • 9AM- 6PM

April82018
Sunday, April 8 • 2-4pm
• Independence Blvd Location Virginia Beach •

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. Meetings are held seasonally at various locations on the second Sunday of some months. The FREE Meetings are hosted by local bee keeper, Ruth Meredith, McDonald employee and member of the Hampton Roads Bee Keepers. RSVP HERE. The April meeting is specifically about spring buildup and manipulations for a honey harvest.

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April42018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 • 11AM
Independence Boulevard

Calling all kids! Kids love to eat what they have grown, so why not combine that with another kid’s favorite — pizza! An herb pizza container garden is a great way for kids to start gardening and gardening offers opportunities for them to discover and grow! Kids will learn the basics of planting and caring for herbs in pots and create an herb pizza container garden to take home. Brief hands-on workshop for kids ages 5 and up. Parental assistance required. Due to space & supply limitations, RSVP’s are recommended. Cost $5 and includes all supplies and instruction.

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April12018
Sunday, April 1, 2018 • all day
Year-Round Locations: Independence • Great Neck

Get egg-sited and hop on over to one of our year-round locations this Easter Sunday. Search for a colorful egg, hidden throughout the garden center and receive a FREE 4-inch pansy to take home with you.

Both Independence and Great Neck locations.

*one egg, one pansy per family. SKU 1801, 357018. Quantities are limited.

March242018
McDonald Garden Center's Strawberry Saturday
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 8am-8pm
Independence & Great Neck Locations

There’s just one thing that’s sweeter than a bucket full of fresh picked strawberries, and that’s the ones you grow yourself. Visit any McDonald Garden Center location on March 24, from 8am-8pm, and receive a FREE, 3-inch strawberry plant with any purchase. *While supplies last, limit one plant per customer.

March242018
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 2PM-3PM
Independence & Great Neck Locations

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE FOR ASSISTANCE

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March23-242018
Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24, 2018 • 8am-8pm
Independence & Great Neck Locations

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