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May27-302016
FRIDAY - MONDAY • MAY 27-30, 2016

Things are about to get juicy.

Berry Dayz is back at McDonald Garden Center and we are berry, berry excited about all the unberryivable deals this year’s crop has berrystowed! Our merry berries are incredible edibles sure to color your garden and delight your taste buds.

To sweeten the deal, Berry Dayz is happening at all year-round locations as well as markets. Don’t miss it or our berries won’t be the only things that are blue!

July16-172016
crepe myrtle fest
SATURDAY-SUNDAY • JULY 16-17 2016

34th Annual Crepe Myrtle Fest- Elegance in Bloom

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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May82016
SUNDAY, MAY 8 • 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 and learn house to set up your own beehive for this spring. Meetings are held at a different McDonald Garden Center location on the second Sunday of each month. Meetings are hosted by local bee keeper, Ruth Meredith, McDonald employee and member of the Hampton Roads Bee Keepers. Meetings are FREE. No reservations are necessary.

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April15-172016
FRIDAY - SUNDAY • APRIL 15-17, 2016
All 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 you’re thing is hanging baskets or combination planters (or both!) we have generous discounts on our already competitive pricing. Cue the glitter- the Petunia Party is here!

April142016
petunia party
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016 • 5pm-8pm
Year-Round Locations: Hampton • Chesapeake • Virginia Beach & Garden Markets

Membership has its privileges. McDonald Garden Center is honoring our meritable patrons with the exclusive opportunity to select from the crème de la crème of this years’ collection. Be the first to shop our event pricing, with a huge selection for those wanting to test a trend as well as cultivate a classic. Newcomers include beauties like Picasso in Blue Petunia, Honey Petunia, and (staff favorite), the yellow and pink bicolor stunner, Holy Moly Million Bells.

We look forward to growing your gardens with these featured fancy flowers.

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March172016
Virginia Beach 4-H Club
Thursday, March 17 • 6:30pm
1144 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

Seeking Members Ages 7-13
McDonald Garden Center is sponsoring a NEW Virginia Beach 4-H Club, focusing on horticulture. This club will be lead by McDonald Garden Center owner and horticulturist, Eddie Anderson.

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March11-132016
Outdoor Show, McDonald Garden Center, Virginia Beach
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 11-13 • 9AM-6PM
1144 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

Our 23rd annual Outdoor Show will be held March 11-13 -- and it will be even bigger than before at our Virginia Beach location! Mark your calendars for this one-of-a-kind home & garden show. Kick off spring surrounded by beautiful blooms, outdoor living essentials, plus discover Hampton Roads' premier home & garden vendors. You'll enjoy three exciting days full of inspiration around every corner with more than 75 exhibits sure to awaken your spring senses and the unveiling of our incredible 2016 spring collection -- plus ongoing garden seminars all weekend long! ADMISSION IS FREE.

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March52016
SATURDAY, MARCH 5 • 11AM-1PM
1144 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

Be the first to see and shop our NEW collection of Japanese Maples before they are unveiled to the public. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer all your questions from planting to pruning. This event is exclusively for gardenRewards members. Not a gardenRewards member? No problem. SIGN UP HERE >

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February132016
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 • 11AM
Year-Round Locations

Bring your little ones out to craft a living Valentine like no other – a clothespin pot filled with colorful winter blooms. McDonald staff will be on hand to offer assistance and planting advice to little gardeners. Reservations are recommended. $8 per child, no charge for accompanying adults. Cost includes potting materials, blooming kalanchoe plant, clothespins, paint and instruction. Come dressed to paint. Parental guidance required.

Feb 6toMar 52016
Solutions for Moles & Voles, McDonald Garden Center, Landscape and Garden Advice
SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 5 • 10AM
Year-Round 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.

February1-292016
FEBRUARY 1-29
Year-Round Locations

Get spring-ready with a 30-minute Flowerbed Design Consultation. During the month of February, we are offering consultations at our three year-round garden centers. A McDonald expert will work with you to plan a successful flowerbed recommending plants and soil amendments specific to your growing needs.

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December122015
Saturday, December 12, 2015 • 11:00am
Year-Round Locations

A fun holiday workshop for little gardeners! Children can make their own holiday terrarium with live plants & accessories. Choose from assorted glass containers, miniature plants and a festive snowflake accessory to create a one-of-a-kind terrarium to take home and enjoy or give as a gift. Cost $15, includes instruction and supplies. Brief hands-on workshop for kids ages 3 and up. Parental assistance required. Pre-payment online is recommended to reserve your spot, however, walk-ins are welcome while supplies last.