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Feb 11toMar 182017
Solutions for Moles & Voles
Saturday, February 11 & 18 @ 1PM • Saturday, March 11 & 18 @ 1PM
Hampton • Virginia Beach • Chesapeake

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 experts will provide organic solutions that are safe for you and the environment. Classes are FREE to attend. No registration necessary.

February252017
Saturday, February 25, 2017 • 11AM
Virginia Beach • Hampton • Chesapeake

Mix fun, creativity, and whimsy with a pinch of adorable, and you have these charming mushroom pot-stools! Perfect as an exterior ornamental or brought inside as a conversation piece, this workshop is delightfully made for children (and adults) ages 3 and up. Parental assistance is required. Space is limited. Pre-registration recommended. Cost $15 • 2017 Kids' Workshop Pass Holder FREE with pass. Materials include 14-inch terracotta pot with saucer, paint, paint brushes & glue. For decorative use only.

gardenRewards membership does NOT include entry to the Kids Workshops. You MUST have purchased a $25 Kids Workshop pass in-store to qualify. Your discount will be applied when the event is added to the cart. You must present your season pass at the event to gain admission.
Price: 
$15.00
Date: 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Location: 
Virginia Beach
March3-52017
Friday-Sunday, March 3-5, 2017

The 24th Annual McDonald Garden Center Outdoor Show is back in ‘17, and plans are underway for an event that is full of exciting opportunities in one of the most sought-after garden shows in the area. Mark your calendars for the weekend of March 3-5, 2017, at the McDonald Garden Center Virginia Beach location on Independence Boulevard.

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March112017
Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 11AM
Virginia Beach • Hampton • Chesapeake

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 them by painting and planting a strawberry plant. A bonus? We’ll clean up the mess! Recommended for ages 3 and up. Parental assistance is required. Space is limited. Pre-registration recommended.

gardenRewards membership does NOT include entry to the Kids Workshops. You MUST have purchased a $25 Kids Workshop pass in-store to qualify. Your discount will be applied when the event is added to the cart. You must present your season pass at the event to gain admission.
Price: 
$10.00
Date: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Location: 
Virginia Beach
March122017
Sunday, March 12 • Chesapeake 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. Meetings are held at a different McDonald Garden Center location on the second Sunday of each month. The FREE Meetings are hosted by local bee keeper, Ruth Meredith, McDonald employee and member of the Hampton Roads Bee Keepers. RSVP HERE. February, March and April meetings are specifically about installing the bees into the hive this spring. Don't miss out.

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February112017
Saturday, February 11, 2017 • 11AM
Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

An oldie but goodie, this classic project is a favorite at McDonald Garden Center. We supply all the materials to create a bird house or fairy house, all you have to bring is the creativity! Come dressed to create. Supplies include wooden house, paint and paint supplies. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Parental assistance is required. Space is limited. Pre-registration recommended.

December102016
Saturday, December 10, 2016 • 2PM
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Virginia Beach • Chesapeake

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season to create something beautiful at this year’s holiday wreath workshop.  Whether you’re catching up with a friend, or just looking for some peace and quiet to be creative, our wreath workshops provide the perfect setting, with no worrying about the details. We’ll provide you with all the materials and instruction to create a grandiose 30-inch wreath.

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December92016

We’re bringing you good tidings with Merry Money at McDonald Garden Center! From now until the 8th of December, you'll receive $1.00 of Merry Money for every $10.00 spent with your gardenRewards card. Collect each and every time you shop and redeem December 9-11, for up to 50% off almost every thing in store (excludes landscape services, gift cards, special orders and Heirloom ornaments.) So grab some cider, trim the tree, and oh-by-golly have a holly jolly Christmas this year!

November122016
Saturday, November 12, 2016 • 11AM
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach

Congrats, you just won most beautiful holiday table ever.

Professedly elegant with an understated modern flair, this succulent container is  sure to be that talked about centerpiece that sets the tone for your holidays. Perfect as a host gift or displayed on its own, this piece is so versatile and eye-catching, you’ll be leaving it out all year!

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November4-62016
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!

October152016
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?

October13-162016
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.

October82016
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.

October12016
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.

September24-252016
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.