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April92017
Sunday, April 9 • Virginia Beach 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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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!

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!

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!