Events

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

September222021

CREATIVE FALL DECORATING

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With fall officially here, it’s time to start dressing up our homes and gardens to celebrate one of the most wonderful times of the year! Fall decorating has a vast variety of styles, colors, and types, perfect for anyone trying to spruce up their space or create a totally new look. Join the Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, as he gives us ideas, tips, and tricks on the best decorative items and plant combinations of the season.

September252021

GRILLIN' IN THE GARDEN

Independence & 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 11 am-2 pm! We’re firing up the dogs to say thanks for visiting us throughout the year and enjoying the McDonald Garden Center experience with us. So come out, bring the family, and enjoy a dog on us on September 25th, 2021!

September272021

STAFF FALL FAVORITES WEEK

Independence & Great Neck Locations

Like many of you, our staff here at McDonald Garden Center love to garden, so we’ve reached out to our expert Green Team members and asked them to pick their fall favs to share with you. From gorgeous annuals and perennials to unique houseplants, gardening gadgets, and more, our staff is excited to share some of their top picks! Be sure to stop by our Independence and Great Neck locations and look for the “Staff Fall Favorites Week" signs throughout the stores to find a new favorite of your own!

September292021

PLANTING BULBS IN CONTAINERS

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It is hard to start thinking about spring when we have just entered fall, but now is the time to plant your bulbs! Planning your bulb containers and plantings in the fall can give you rewarding fall edible plants or amazing colors come spring. Join Mike, the Garden Guru, as he digs deep into the bulb basics of planting in containers.

October82021

PANSY DAYS

Independence & Great Neck Locations

Pansies are a great cool-weather addition to any container or as part of the landscape arrangement. This fragrant, colorful bloom warms us up this fall for our highly anticipated, fall savings event, Pansy Days! Join us for fall fun and sales where the area's prettiest pansies are prime for the pickin'.

 

October162021

Fall Fest

Independence & Great Neck Locations

At McDonald Garden Center, fall is a beloved season where we celebrate the summer harvest along with the coming of winter. Join us for our final and favorite 2-day fall event of the season: Fall Fest! Revel in great deals for the whole family on all your favorite fall plants and products alongside the crisp autumn air. Enjoy everything from games and hot cider to pumpkin painting and more! We have everything you need to get cozy and get your fall on. Stop by October 16th and 17th at either or both of our year-round locations to enjoy Fall Fest with your family and friends!

Upcoming Workshops

Make A Scarecrow

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Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

McDonald Garden Center is excited to announce the 25th annual Make a Scarecrow event is on for 2021! Join us, rain or shine, September 18-19, 2021 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at our Independence location.

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Succulent Pumpkin Workshop

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Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Take note...The PSL is about to be dethroned as the nation’s most coveted autumn accessory. Because this season we’re offering a make it/take it workshop combining the epitome of fall with the queen of houseplants herself into a stunning succulent pumpkin container!

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Macy's Teal Pumpkin Workshop

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Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

McDonald Garden Center has teamed up with Suzy Brophy, the author of Macy’s Teal Pumpkin, to help promote non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. Kids will mix blue, green, yellow, and white paint to create teal and paint a pie pumpkin to display on their front porch.

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