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May32017
Wednesday, May 3, 2107 • 6:00-6:30pm
McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Wondering what’s wrong with your plant? Or maybe you need some planting suggestions for difficult landscape areas? Whether you have a technical plant problem or just need some straightforward gardening advice, our horticultural experts can help. Join McDonald Garden Center’s Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, and Virginia Beach Assistant Manager, Kent Lewark, for a Facebook LIVE Gardening Q&A session. The session will take place online from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

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May102017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virginia Beach 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 learn the basics of container gardening including selecting the right plants, containers, and complementary combinations as well as how to use soils, fertilizers and additives. Our container connoisseurs guide you through your plant and pot selection (shade or sun?

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May142017
Sunday, May 14 • Hampton 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. The May meeting is specifically about managing the bees during the spring. Don't miss out.

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May26-292017
Flavor Fest, McDonald Garden Center
Friday-Sunday, May 26-29, 2017
All Year-Round & Market Locations

We’ve got good taste. Come out and celebrate everything edible with McDonald Garden Center’s Flavor Fest, happening May 26-29, at all year-round and Markets locations!  Get juicy deals on our unberryivable selection of berries that hit the sweet spot. It’s thyme to party with fragrant finds on ethereal herbs while you veg out with the season’s best steals on fruits and veggies. So fire-up the taste buds, because flavor fest is about to grow off!

June102017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 • 11am - 2pm
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Virginia Beach • Chesapeake

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. We’re firing up the dogs, but we’ve set fire to summer savings to say thanks for visiting us throughout the year. So come out, bring the family, and enjoy a bit of sear this season.

July15-162017
crepe myrtle fest
Saturday-Sunday • July 15-16, 2017
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Virginia Beach • Chesapeake & 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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April14-162017
Friday - Sunday, April 14-16, 2017
All Year-Round & Market Locations

Celebrate spring with this years’ annual Petunia Party! These beckoning beauties are prime for pickin’ with oodles of choices, featuring old standbys as well as trending tints. Whether your thing is hanging baskets or combination planters (or both!) we have generous discounts on our already competitive pricing. A party's about to bloom- the Petunia Party is here!

April4-82017
Painted Beehive Boxes, McDonald Garden Center
Tuesday - Saturday, April 4-8, 2017
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Virginia Beach • Chesapeake

BEE sure to join us April 4-8, and see the unique and charming, hand painted beehive boxes created by amateur and professional painters. And while you’re there, buzz on over and place a bid on the bee box of your choice. Boxes will be on display at all three year-round locations, Hampton, Virginia Beach & Chesapeake. Visit http://www.hamptonroadsbeekeepers.org/hive_contest.html for details.

March252017
Saturday, March 25, 2017 • 2PM-3PM
Virginia Beach • Chesapeake • Hampton

Ever wanted to create a professional-looking landscape design but didn’t know where to start? Saturday, March 25th, McDonald Garden Center will be offering a DIY Landscape Design seminar from 2pm-3pm, at all three of our year-round locations (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Hampton). 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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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! Brief hands-on workshop for kids ages 3 and up. Parental assistance required. Due to space & supply limitations, RSVP’s are recommended. Cost $10 includes all supplies and instruction.

ATTENTION: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT BUT WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!

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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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.

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.

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!