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.
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 top bar beehive. Meetings will be held at a different McDonald Garden Center location on the second Sunday of each month.
Join us as we kick off fall with a HUGE savings event! Enjoy special savings on our large selection of colorful mums and other fall favorites - pumpkins, autumn plants and veggies, indoor and outdoor decor, pottery and more.
Make a scarecrow and make a difference! 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.
Together, we can make a difference! Shop a variety of pink plants including encore azaleas, mums, camellias and orchids. 15% of the proceeds will go to Sentara Cancer Network to support breast cancer prevention. And, show your support and pink-a-pumpkin! $6 includes one pie pumpkin, glitter and paint. $1 from each pumpkin will be donated to Sentara Cancer Network.
Join us for a make-it, take-it workshop the entire family will enjoy. A McDonald expert will demonstrate the basics of miniature gardening and show you how easy they are to create and dress up for special occasions and festive holidays - like Halloween! After the demonstration, we will provide all the materials needed for mini garden success -- including your own jack-o-lantern container, soil, plants and pumpkin accessory.
A WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Kids of all ages are fascinated with these little carnivorous plants that can trap a bug before your very eyes! Kids will decorate a pot to showcase their very own Venus Fly Trap to take home and enjoy.
A summer savings event! Each year, we celebrate summer and the locals' favorite tree at our annual Crepe Myrtle Fest. This year's Fest will be held Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19 from 9am-6pm at our three year-round Garden Centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Enjoy big summer savings and redeem Myrtle Money for up to 50% off throughout the store.
A WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Bring your little ones to enjoy popsicles while they paint their own flower pot! Kids will pour paint to create a their own drip paint pot to take home. Each child will get one pack of flower seeds and a popsicle while they paint.
Dazzle your friends with a show-stopping garden creation made by your own two hands! Our experts will show you the art of making moss-covered string gardens that can be displayed in a shallow tray or suspended in air. Take home your creation and enjoy. Cost $30, includes instructions and all supplies. Choose from succulents, an orchid, a rabbit-foot fern, or ponytail palm.
We are pleased to host Jamie Durie, award-winning, international horticulturalist, landscape designer, author and TV personality. Since being introduced to America by Oprah Winfrey, Jamie has starred in “The Outdoor Room” TV series, appeared regularly on The TODAY Show, has been featured in dozens of style magazines and has authored ten best-selling landscape design books. He is currently starring in a new TV series airing this spring and summer on A&E's new FYI lifestyle network. A committed environmentalist and pioneer of ‘The Outdoor Room’ concept, Jamie has changed the face of landscape design, inspiring a whole new generation to rediscover their garden.