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Jul 29toAug 192017
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.

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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.

gardenRewards membership does NOT include entry to the Kids Workshops. You MUST have purchased a $25 Kids Workshop pass in-store to qualify. Your discount will be applied when the event is added to the cart. You must present your season pass at the event to gain admission.
Price: 
$15.00
Date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Location: 
Virginia Beach
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
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.

June112017
Sunday, June 11 • Chesapeake 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. The May meeting is specifically about managing the bees during the spring. Don't miss out.

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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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May26-292017
Friday-Monday, May 26-29, 2017
All Year-Round & Market Locations

We’ve got good taste. Come out and celebrate everything edible with McDonald Garden Center’s Flavor Fest, happening May 26-29, at all year-round and market locations!  Get juicy deals on our unberryivable selection of berries that hit the sweet spot. It’s thyme to party with fragrant finds on ethereal herbs while you veg out with the season’s best steals on fruits and veggies. So fire-up the taste buds, because flavor fest is about to grow off!

May252017
Thursday, May 25, 2017 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm
McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Wondering what’s wrong with your plant? Or maybe you need some planting suggestions for difficult landscape areas? Whether you have a technical plant problem or just need some straightforward gardening advice, our horticultural experts can help. Join McDonald Garden Center’s Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, and Virginia Beach Assistant Manager, Kent Lewark, for a Facebook LIVE Gardening Q&A session. The session will take place online from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

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May102017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virginia Beach Location

Make a mess at our place - not yours! We can barely “contain” our excitement as McDonald Garden Center is pleased to offer this opportunity to join our experts as they help you create a beautiful spring container for your porch, patio, or balcony. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basics of container gardening including selecting the right plants, containers, and complementary combinations as well as how to use soils, fertilizers and additives. Our container connoisseurs guide you through your plant and pot selection (shade or sun?

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May32017
Wednesday, May 3, 2107 • 6:00-6:30pm
McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Wondering what’s wrong with your plant? Or maybe you need some planting suggestions for difficult landscape areas? Whether you have a technical plant problem or just need some straightforward gardening advice, our horticultural experts can help. Join McDonald Garden Center’s Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, and Virginia Beach Assistant Manager, Kent Lewark, for a Facebook LIVE Gardening Q&A session. The session will take place online from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

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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!