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

Sep 2toOct 142017
Indepedence Location: Saturdays @ 11am, *September 2 - October 14, 2017 & Great Neck Location: Saturdays @ 11am, *September 16 - October 14
Independence & Great Neck Locations (*see dates & times for each location)

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.

September23-242017
Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24 • 9am-4pm
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

McDonald Garden Center is proud to announce the 22nd annual Make a Scarecrow event, a partnership with CHKD that has raised over $250,000! Bring the family to create your very own, custom, life-size scarecrow. We provide the supplies - all you need to bring is your creativity! Make a tradition, make a difference…Make a Scarecrow.

Cost $30, includes instructions and all supplies. A portion of the proceeds ($25) benefit CHKD. Come on out and have a great time supporting a great cause! Register here or in stores. Walk-ins are welcome, while supplies last.

Price: 
$30.00
Location: 
Independence Boulevard
September302017
Saturday, September 30, 2017 • 11am-2pm
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

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, from 11am-2pm. We’re firing up the dogs, but we’ve set fire to fall savings to say thanks for visiting us throughout the year. So come out, bring the family, and enjoy a bit of sear this season.

October6-82017
Friday-Sunday, October 6-8, 2017 • 9am-6pm
Year-Round Locations: Independence Boulevard & Great Neck

Q: What is a monkey's favorite flower?
A: A chimpPANSY?
That's just a taste of the fun you'll have at this highly anticipated, fall savings event where the area's prettiest pansies are prime for the pickin'. Great in containers or as part of the landscape, a bit of color warms a home like the garden version of a hot toddy.

October142017
McDonald Garden Center Fall Fest, Fall Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017 • 9am-6pm
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

The grand finale of our fall schedule, the McDonald Garden Center Fall Fest is a customer favorite that our staff has been looking forward to all season! Yes, we will be bringing you some pretty awesome deals, but we also have lots of activities for all ages! Pumpkins, cider, crafts, photo booths, fall stuff….what is there to think about?

September15-172017
Mum Mania, McDonald Garden Center
Friday-Sunday, September 15-17, 2017 • 9am-6pm
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

Mum is definitely NOT the word when it comes to the savings during Mum Mania! This fall favorite event has more holiday spirit than a pumpkin latte with savings on all your favorite seasonal items. Speaking of pumpkins, don’t forget to visit our deco center to spruce up your space!

September102017
Sunday, September 10 • 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 various locations 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 September meeting is specifically about preparing the bees for cooler weather. Don't miss out.

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September92017
Saturday, September 9, 2017 • 11am
Independence Boulevard Location

Succulents have quickly become some of the most popular plants at McDonald Garden Center. They’re unique and full of personality- just like your little ones! We’ve opened this workshop up to our mini plant enthusiasts by encouraging them to let their creativity run wild on this make and take. Brief hands-on workshop for kids ages 3 and up. Parental assistance required. Due to space & supply limitations, RSVP’s are recommended. Cost $15 non-passholder/free with pass • Materials: 4-inch terracotta pot and saucer, paint, soil and succulent plant.

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September2-32017
Saturday & Sunday, September 2 & 3, 2017, 9am-6pm
Independence Boulevard Location

Mulch Madness is BACK- don't miss the chance to freshen up for fall with amazing deals on mulch!

August192017
Carolina Peach Truck, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, July 29 & August 19, 2017 • Noon - 1:30pm
Independence Boulevard Location

Nothing says summer like a fresh, juicy, peach! We’re excited to announce that the Carolina Peach Truck will be making a peach “pit” stop at Independence Boulevard location on Saturday, July 29, and August 19, from Noon – 1:30pm. The Carolina Peach Truck offers South Carolina peaches from Watsonia Farms in Monetta, South Carolina, a pioneering producer of organic peaches. So be sure to stop by, say hello, and get your hands on this Southern delicacy. Peaches are sold by the box (regular peaches 65-80 peaches/box & organic peaches 48-56 peaches/box).

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August122017
Saturday, August 12, 2017 • 11am
Independence Boulevard Location

Carnivorous plants?! A PLANT that eats BUGS?! The excitement a kid (or most adults) gets from watching a seemingly innocent, presumably docile plant trapping a fly for food is something you don’t want to miss. McDonald Garden Center is thrilled to offer this kids workshop to decorate a pot to house your very own hungry non-herbivore. 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.

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July15-162017
35th Annual Crepe Myrtle Fest, McDonald Garden Center
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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July82017
Saturday, July 8, 2017 • 2PM
Virginia Beach Location

All the fun of a day at the beach encompassed in this charming and whimsical terrarium for you to enjoy year-round (minus the sand in your car and the unexpected sunburn!) We will provide all the components which includes: glass globe, sea glass, shells, starfish, surfboard, flip flops, tillandia plants and sand.

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June172017
Saturday, June 17, 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, from 11am-2pm. Everything is on sale- 20% or higher!

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.

June72017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 • 6pm - 8pm
Virginia Beach Location

FREE ADMISSION

Participants will also receive:
FREE SOIL for their container
A 10% OFF COUPON to use on their total purchase for the night

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