You are here

Events

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

January262019
Orchids, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, January 26, 2109 • 10AM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Orchids are revered for their exquisite, unique blooms that create a polished and refined look to any home. Our orchid expert shares our best tips on all of your top concerns. How to select orchids for long-lasting color, the easiest way to get orchids to rebloom, and much more. Demonstration is FREE. Registration not required.

Jan 26toFeb 92019
Moles & Voles, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, January 26, 2019 • 11AM & Saturday, February 9, 2019 • 11AM
Independence & Great Neck 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.

February22019
Saturday, February 2, 2019 • 2PM
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

Succulents continue to be the center of our world here at McDonald Garden Center, and we can't get enough of them. If you are fascinated by succulents or you're just looking for a new project, this workshop is for you. Get your hands dirty while learning all about how to design with and care for succulents. Create a sustainable, healthy little ecosystem with succulents in a beautiful glass globe container that will add sparkle to your home throughout the year, no matter what your design style. We supply all the materials, just come and enjoy!

Read more...
Price: 
$25.00
Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location: 
1144 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23455
February22019
Anthuriums, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 10AM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

A houseplant that has the potential to bloom year-round is hard to come by. Luckily, we have the solution: anthuriums. This houseplant really makes a statement and it is easy to care for. Available in shades of shades of red, burgundy, orange, white, and purple, anthuriums pair well with other plants making them the perfect plant for a combination container. And, anthuriums pull double duty - use inside in the winter and place it outside on a patio for the summer. Learn how to care for and utilize this low-maintenance beauty. Demonstration is FREE. Registration not required.

February92019
Houseplants, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, February 9, 2019 • 10AM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

From large, sculptural plants to charming succulence, there's a place for houseplants in every home. Green plants add textural interest, fill in drab corners, and soften architectural features, and they can enhance mood and freshen air, too. Larger sized floor plants are especially ideal when used as an accent plant or as a focal point indoors. With the help of our indoor plant specialists, we picked a few easy maintenance floor plants that will spruce-up and freshen your home or office. Demonstration is FREE. Registration not required.

February162019
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 10AM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Houseplants need occasional repotting for a variety of reasons that result in a healthier plant. Find out from our houseplant experts why, when, and how to repot your houseplant for success. Demonstration is FREE. Registration not required.

February162019
Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 11AM
Independence & Great Neck Locations

An oldie but goodie, this classic project is a favorite at McDonald Garden Center. We supply all the materials to create a birdhouse, all you have to bring is the creativity! Come dressed to paint. Choose from classic or coastal lighthouse styles. Supplies include assembled, wooden house, paint and paint supplies. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Parental assistance is required. Space is limited. Pre-payment online is recommended to reserve your spot; however, walk-ins are welcome while supplies last. When registering, be sure to select store location and birdhouse style.

Price: 
$15.00
Date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:00am
Location: 
Independence Location: 1144 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach VA 23455
February212019
4-H GUARDIANS OF THE PLANET MEETING
Thursday, February 21, 2019 • 6:30PM
LOCATION: AREC, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

McDonald Garden Center is a sponsor of a Virginia Beach 4-H Club, focusing on horticulture. The club is led by McDonald Garden Center owner and horticulturist, Eddie Anderson.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The four-H's stand for: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. They represent the four points of the 4-H pledge: clearer thinking, greater loyalty, larger service, and better living.

Read more...
March1-32019
Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, 2019 • 9AM-6PM
Independence Boulevard Location

It's time to get inspired!! Hampton Roads' most exciting, shoppable outdoor living show is back in 2019 with both the newest trends as well as old favorites. This year's theme is "Bring Art to Life," which will feature a walkable display of our interpretation of famous art into living displays. With more than 70 vendors to shop from, food, seminars, and exhibits, the 26th Annual Outdoor show is sure to paint a picture of perfection for spring. Held rain or shine under heated tents. Admission is FREE.

March232019
Saturday, March 23, 2019 • 2PM-3PM
Independence & Great Neck Locations

Ever wanted to create a professional-looking landscape design but didn’t know where to start? McDonald Garden Center will be offering a DIY Landscape Design seminar at both our year-round locations (Independence Blvd, and Great Neck). 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.

Read more...
Price: 
$15.00
Date: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Independence Boulevard: 1144 Independence Blvd Virginia Beach VA 23455
January192019
Houseplants, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, January 19, 2019 • 10AM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Adored for their big, beautiful, colorful leaves and easy care, aglaonema are often suggested for people who don’t believe they have a ‘green’ thumb. Their low-maintenance requirements and their ability to adapt to a variety of conditions makes them great for houseplant beginners. Learn about this easy-care plant and witness the many pattern and color combinations aglaonema varieties have to offer. Demonstration is FREE. Registration not required.

January122019
Saturday, January 12, 2019 • 10AM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Growing citrus in containers is fun and rewarding! The fragrance of the flowers can fill a room, and the bright colors of the fruit and the glossy foliage make handsome additions to any indoor and outdoor room. Get all the juicy details on citrus and tips on fertilization and watering to some of the best varieties for Hampton Roads. This series will make success with citrus easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Demonstration is FREE. Registration not required.

December192018
Georgia Peach Truck, McDonald Garden Center
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 • 2:30PM-3:30PM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

The Georgia Peach is coming to town, Wednesday, December 19, 2:30PM-3:30PM. The truck will offer boxes of mandarin oranges and bags of shelled pecans direct from Georgia.

The mandarin oranges are delicate varieties of Satsuma mandarins that are rarely sold in stores, because their skins are fragile making them easier to peel than common Clementine mandarins like Cuties® and Halos®.

The mandarin oranges are packed in 20 pound boxes that contain approximately 70 pieces of fruit, and the price is $48 per box.

Read more...
December82018
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2:00PM
Independence & Great Neck Locations

Add a touch of festive greenery to your home this holiday season with this fresh boxwood wreath accented with a beautiful bow. The perfect way to welcome your holiday guests to your front door or to make a statement indoors above your mantle, on a mirror, in the kitchen or wherever else you might like to deck the halls. We'll take you through the whole process, step by step, from start to finishing bow. Choose from an assortment of richly colored holiday ribbons to finish your wreath. Cost $30, includes instruction and all supplies.

Read more...
December12018
Fresh Holiday Greens, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 3:30PM-4:00PM
Independence Boulevard

The scent of fresh greens is one of our favorite parts of the holiday season. But not only are they aromatic, they’re beautiful and fit seamlessly into any outdoor décor. Mike and Kent will take you through how to create a gorgeous fresh greens porch pot that’s sure to help welcome guests into your home all season. Demonstration is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Seating is limited.

December12018
Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 1:00PM- 1:30PM
Independence Boulevard

For many of us, it’s only a couple times a year that we clear the laundry, soccer balls, unopened mail, etc off of our dining room tables and make room for friends and family. What better way to set the scene for making memories than a beautiful, holiday tablescape? Mike will give you all the quick tips you need to transform your style into a little sparkle this season. Demonstration is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Seating is limited.

December12018
Holiday Decorating, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 2:00PM-2:30PM
Independence Boulevard

The secrets of holiday decor and design from the expert. The garden guru will take you through a few tips and tricks our in-house designers use to get McDonald Garden Center looking holiday ready. This is one session you don’t want to miss!! Demonstration is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Seating is limited.

December12018
Holiday Bow Making, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 10:30AM-11AM
Independence Boulevard

There’s nothing like a handmade bow to personalize your holidays. Whether it’s adding that special touch to a gift, or customizing your décor, Mike and Lenny share all their inside tips on this time-honored McDonald Garden Center tradition. Demonstration is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Seating is limited.

December12018
Birding, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 9:30-10AM
Independence Boulevard

This time of year is so essential for feeding our feathered friends. Mike will give a short educational session on some of the bird feeders we offer, as well as what type of seed and additional products you may need. Demonstration is FREE. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Seating is limited.

December12018
Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 11AM
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

Kids love decorating the tree, so start them off right with this fun workshop where they'll plant and light-up their very own mini Norfolk Island Pine tree and paint a festive pot. They’ll love stringing the lights and making merry in this festive workshop where everyone gets to take some Christmas cheer home along with them. Cost $20, includes instruction and all supplies. Supplies include one 14-inch Norfolk Island Pine, 6-inch terra-cotta pot and saucer, Invisilites, potting soil and paint supplies.

Read more...