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

April32020
Soil, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, April 3, 2020 • 11AM
Online Seminar - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Great gardens start from the ground up. Soil is arguably the most important component in a successful garden and giving your garden the best foundation will make it healthier, more beautiful and less difficult to maintain later on. By making healthy soil a focus at the beginning, you will have a head start on creating a sustainable organic garden. Learn about effective soil amendment options available and how and when to apply to soil for plant success.

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April10-122020
Petal Power, McDonald Garden Center
Independence, Great Neck & Garden Market Locations

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 10-12, 2020, Friday-Sunday • 8AM-8PM & Sunday, 9AM-6PM
GARDEN MARKET LOCATION HOURS, Friday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM

March282020
Saturday, March 28, 2020 • 11AM
Independence & Great Neck Locations

Back by popular demand, we are “berry” excited to be bringing back the most delicious workshop of the year - STRAWBERRY POTS! Let your little ones dig into an activity as sweet as they are by painting and planting a strawberry plant. A bonus? We’ll clean up the mess! Ages 3 and up. Parental assistance is required. Materials include 6-inch, terra-cotta pot with saucer, two strawberry plants, paint and paint supplies. Cost $15 and includes instruction and all supplies. Pre-payment online is recommended to reserve your spot; however, walk-ins are welcome, while supplies last.

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March212020
Saturday, March 21, 2020 • 11AM
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

Ever wanted to create a professional-looking landscape design but didn’t know where to start? McDonald Garden Center will be offering a DIY Landscape Design seminar at both our year-round locations (Independence Boulevard and Great Neck). Let our experts teach you the ins and outs of creating and implementing a successful landscape design. Participants will receive a complimentary $10 off coupon towards the purchase of plants and products to get you started on your landscape project. Cost $15 and includes instruction and all supplies.

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March20-222020
Friday - Sunday, March 20-22, 2020
Independence & Great Neck Locations

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

March192020
4-H GUARDIANS OF THE PLANET MEETING
Thursday, March 19, 2020 • 6:30PM
LOCATION: McDonald Garden Center, 1144 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA. 23455

McDonald Garden Center is a sponsor of a Virginia Beach 4-H Club, focusing on horticulture. The club is led by McDonald Garden Center owner and horticulturist, Eddie Anderson.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The four-H's stand for: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. They represent the four points of the 4-H pledge: clearer thinking, greater loyalty, larger service, and better living.

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March82020
Outdoor Show, McDonald Garden Center
Sunday, March 8, 2020 • 4PM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Garden Guru, Mike Westphal

Learn how to effectively rid your yard of these garden pests. Moles and voles can be a major nuisance causing damage as well as frustration to Hampton Roads’ gardeners. Our resident expert, Mike Westphal, will provide organic solutions that are safe for you and the environment.

About the speaker: Garden Guru Mike Westphal is a sixteen-year veteran of McDonald Garden Center whose passion for horticulture is only matched by his mission to help customers be successful in whatever gardening aspirations they have.

March82020
Sunday, March 8, 2020 • 12PM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Steve Urick

Orchids are revered for their exquisite, unique blooms that create a polished and refined look to any home. That being said, they can be a challenge to maintain. Orchid expert Steve Urick shares his best tips on all of your top concerns. How to select orchids for long-lasting color, the easiest way to get orchids to rebloom, etc., are all topics that will be addressed and will have you saying,“Y-orchid-ing me, that was easy!”

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March72020
Outdoor Show, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, March 7, 2020 • 4PM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Garden Guru, Mike Westphal

Learn how to effectively rid your yard of these garden pests. Moles and voles can be a major nuisance causing damage as well as frustration to Hampton Roads’ gardeners. Our resident expert, Mike Westphal, will provide organic solutions that are safe for you and the environment.

About the speaker: Garden Guru Mike Westphal is a sixteen-year veteran of McDonald Garden Center whose passion for horticulture is only matched by his mission to help customers be successful in whatever gardening aspirations they have.

March72020
Outdoor Show, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, March 7, 2020 • 2PM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Pam Fisher
Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Learn the time and financial commitment necessary to keep bees successfully. Special emphasis on good neighbor beekeeping practices throughout the seasons.

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