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Saturday, August 13, 2016 • 11am
All Locations

Kids of all ages are fascinated with these little carnivorous plants that can trap a bug before your very eyes! Children will decorate a pot to showcase their very own Venus Fly Trap to take home and enjoy. 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. Contact your store for more information.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11:00am
Virginia Beach
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 • 2-4PM Hampton
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.

Make a Scarecrow, Make a Difference. McDonald Garden Center
Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25 • 9am-4pm
Year-Round Locations

Join us and support the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters by building your own life-size scarecrow to take home for fall decorating. We'll have all the supplies you need to make a festive fall scarecrow.

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.

crepe myrtle fest

34th Annual Crepe Myrtle Fest- Elegance in Bloom

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.

JULY 9, 2016 11AM
Year-Round Locations

One of the best childhood memories is watching and catching lightning bugs on a warm summer evening. Kids will decorate a plastic bug jar using foam pieces and glue. McDonald staff will be on hand to offer assistance. Reservations are recommended. $5 per child, no charge for accompanying adults. Cost includes plastic jar, foam pieces, glue and instruction. Come dressed to create. Parental guidance required.

Jun 18toJul 22016
Solutions for Moles & Voles, McDonald Garden Center, Landscape and Garden Advice
Year-Round Locations

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.

FRIDAY - MONDAY • MAY 27-30, 2016

Things are about to get juicy.

Berry Dayz is back at McDonald Garden Center and we are berry, berry excited about all the unberryivable deals this year’s crop has berrystowed! Our merry berries are incredible edibles sure to color your garden and delight your taste buds.

To sweeten the deal, Berry Dayz is happening at all year-round locations as well as markets. Don’t miss it or our berries won’t be the only things that are blue!

Virginia Beach 4-H Club
Thursday, March 17 • 6:30pm
1144 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

Seeking Members Ages 7-13
McDonald Garden Center is sponsoring a NEW Virginia Beach 4-H Club, focusing on horticulture. This club will be lead by McDonald Garden Center owner and horticulturist, Eddie Anderson.

Year-Round Locations

Get spring-ready with a 30-minute Flowerbed Design Consultation. During the month of February, we are offering consultations at our three year-round garden centers. A McDonald expert will work with you to plan a successful flowerbed recommending plants and soil amendments specific to your growing needs.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 • 11:00am
Year-Round Locations

A fun holiday workshop for little gardeners! Children can make their own holiday terrarium with live plants & accessories. Choose from assorted glass containers, miniature plants and a festive snowflake accessory to create a one-of-a-kind terrarium to take home and enjoy or give as a gift. Cost $15, includes instruction and supplies. Brief hands-on workshop for kids ages 3 and up. Parental assistance required. Pre-payment online is recommended to reserve your spot, however, walk-ins are welcome while supplies last.

McDonald Merry Money
December 11-13, 2015
Year-Round Locations

It's a merry new season and that means it's time to collect McDonald Merry Money! When you shop at any McDonald Garden Center November 6-December 10, 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 any time between December 11-13 for up to 50% off almost everything in the store! The maximum amount of Merry Money that can be used on an item can be no greater than 50% (or half the final purchase price). excludes landscape services, gift cards, special orders, and Heirloom ornaments.

Holiday Bow-Making Workshop
Sunday, November 22 • 2pm
Year-Round Locations

Learn how to make expert looped holiday bows to adorn wreaths, garlands and more! Our holiday helpers will be on hand to teach you how to master the art of bow-making. Choose from a large selection of beautiful ribbon and make bows in whatever sizes you desire. Free to come and learn or choose to make-it & take-it for $10 and up (cost is dependent on ribbon size and selection). No registration required.