Events

How-to classes, seminars, and make it/take workshops for both kids and adults from our garden experts.

January222022

Winter Pruning 101

Independence & Great Neck Locations

Join us for a comprehensive guide to pruning by the McDonald Garden Center experts. During this seminar you’ll learn what tools are essential, as well as how to prune crepe myrtles, Japanese maples, roses, and more. Seminar is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Seating is limited.

January292022

In Store Houseplant Education Series: Dress Up Your Indoors with Floor Plants

Independence & Great Neck Locations

From large, sculptural plants to charming succulents, there's a place for houseplants in every home. Plants add textural interest, fill in drab corners, soften architectural features, and they can enhance mood. Larger sized floor plants are especially ideal, when used as an accent plant or as a focal point indoors. With the help of our Green Team, we have picked a few easy-maintenance floor plants that will freshen up your home or office. Seminar is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Seating is limited.

February122022

In Store Houseplant Education Series: The Wonderful World of Succulents

Independence & Great Neck Locations

Succulents make the perfect houseplant, for those of any age, to learn how to nurture their green thumb. These eclectic plants, with silhouettes and growing habits that look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, come in an amazing assortment of colors, shapes and sizes. Learn about the many succulent varieties available, and how to care for and maintain them for succulent success! Seminar is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Seating is limited.

February192022

In Store Houseplant Education Series: How to Grow Citrus in Pots

Independence & Great Neck Locations

Growing citrus in containers is fun and rewarding. The fragrance of the flowers can fill a room, and the bright colors of the fruit with its glossy foliage make handsome additions to any indoor or outdoor room. Get all the juicy details on citrus including tips on fertilization and watering for  some of the best varieties for Hampton Roads. This series will make success with citrus easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Seminar is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Seating is limited.

 

March42022

McDonald Garden Center's 28th Annual Outdoor Show

Independence Location

Seeded in symphonies, blooming with beats, and rooted in rock n’ roll, 28th Annual Outdoor Show at McDonald Garden Center is back! Taking center stage this year, our spring show is bringing you “Music in the Garden,” with our inspiring displays taking time-honored tunes and transforming them into living art. As you take our musical tour through the garden center, you’ll also be enjoying the more than 70 vendors to shop from, food, educational seminars, and exhibits. The 28th Annual Outdoor Show is just the thing to kick off the 2022 spring season. It’s gonna rock.

a free event • under heated tents • rain or shine

Learn more at here.

Upcoming Workshops

No workshops are scheduled at this time.