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

Sep 1toOct 132018
Saturdays @ 11am, September 1 - October 13, 2018
Independence & Great Neck Locations

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.

September292018
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 • 11am
Independence & Great Neck Locations

Carnivorous plants?!

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Price: 
$15.00
Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am
September292018
Saturday, September 29, 2018 • 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.

October5-72018
Friday-Sunday, October 5-7, 2018 • 9am-6pm
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

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.

October122018
McDonald Garden Center Fall Fest, Fall Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018 • 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?

October132018
Saturday, October 13, 2018 • 2pm
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

Just in time for fall, here’s a little “inspiration” for your fall planter. We have everything you need to create this blooming beauty for your entryway, porch or patio.

We supply all the materials and plants, just come and enjoy! You don’t wanna miss it! Cost $40, includes instruction and all supplies. Supplies include one 14-inch, plastic terra-cotta pot and saucer, one ornamental grass, two ivy plants, three pansies and potting soil. Pre-payment online is recommended to reserve your spot; however, walk-ins are welcome while supplies last.

Price: 
$40.00
Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
October132018
Saturday, October 13, 2018 • 11AM
Independence Boulevard Location

This season teal is the new orange! There are more than 3 million cases of food allergies every year. This means there’s a good chance that the mini monster, pint-sized princess, or small-scale superhero trick-or-treating at your door this Halloween may be one of them. McDonald Garden Center has teamed up Suzy Brophy, the author of Macy’s Teal Pumpkin, to help promote non-food treats for trick-or-treaters, such as glow sticks or small toys, as options for food-sensitive children.

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Price: 
$15.00
Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 11:00am
Location: 
Independence Boulevard ONLY
September22-232018
Saturday & Sunday, September 22-23, 2018 • 9am-4pm
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

McDonald Garden Center is proud to announce the 23rd annual Make a Scarecrow event, a partnership with CHKD that has raised more than $300,000! 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.

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September19-232018
September 19-23, 2018 • 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!

Aug 31toSep 32018
Friday - Monday, August 31 - September 3, 2018 • 9am-6pm
Independence & Great Neck Locations

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

July21-222018
35th Annual Crepe Myrtle Fest, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday-Sunday • July 21-22, 2018
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Year-Round Locations & 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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July142018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 • 11:00am
Independence & Great Neck Locations

Bring your little ones to enjoy a popsicle while they paint and plant their own flower pot! Kids will pour paint to create a their own drip paint pot to take home. Each child will get one pack of flower seeds and a popsicle while they paint.

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July72018
Saturday, July 7, 2018 • 11AM
Independence & Great Neck Locations

Join us as our experts demonstrate how to create a custom-made air plant display. We’ll walk you through a few simple techniques that transform air plants into awe-inspiring, living art. Learn about air plant varieties, plant selection, and caring for your air plant display - plenty of tips and inspiration as you plant your own tabletop creation to take home. Cost $35, includes instruction and supplies. Supplies include glass vessel, sea urchin, air plant, driftwood, and pebbles. Pre-payment online is recommended to reserve your spot; however, walk-ins are welcome while supplies last.

Jun 25toJul 172018
Georgia Peach Truck, McDonald Garden Center
Monday, June 25 & Tuesday, July 17, 2018 • Noon - 1:30pm
Independence Boulevard Location

Nothing says summer like a fresh, juicy, peach! We’re excited to announce that the Georgia Peach Truck will be making a peach “pit” stop at Independence Boulevard location on Monday, June 25, and again on Tuesday, July 17, from Noon – 1:30pm. The Georgia Peach Truck offers Georgia peaches from Dicky Farms, in Musella, Georgia. Dickey Farms is a fifth generation grower and packer of peaches, farming over 1,000 plus acres of peach trees including 20 plus varieties since 1897. So be sure to stop by, say hello, and get your hands on this Southern delicacy.

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June232018
Saturday, June 23, 2018 • 11AM
Independence & Great Neck Locations

Bugs are beneficial to our world. Some bugs are good in the garden and others are not so good. Kids will create their own bee-utiful bumblebee, ladybug or butterfly pot pal ~ while learning all about these beneficial bugs. Brief hands-on workshop for kids ages 3 and up. Parental assistance required. Cost $15 and includes all supplies and instruction. Supplies include terra-cotta pot & saucer, 4-inch herb plant, potting soil, paint & goggly eyes. While supplies last.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW COSED. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME.

Jun 23toJul 212018
Saturday, July 21 • 2PM
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.

June212018
National Pollinator Week, McDonald Garden Center
June 21-23, 2018 • 10AM-2PM
Independence Boulevard

Join us June 21-23, from 10AM - 2PM, at our Independence location and get up close and personal to beautiful monarch butterflies and honey bees. Stroll through the Butterfly Tent and observe caterpillars, adults butterflies laying eggs on milkweed, emerging chrysalis and live, free-flying butterflies to feed. And, be sure to take home a Caterpillar Cabana Kit to hatch and release your very own, live butterfly. Cabana Kits include (1) tropical milkweed plant, (1) locally raised monarch caterpillar, and (1) mesh butterfly habitat (kit cost $29.98, reg. retail $42.97).

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