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

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.

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Price: 
$15.00
Date: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Great Neck Location: 1276 N. Great Neck Road Virginia Beach VA 23454
March232019
McDonald Garden Center's Strawberry Saturday
Saturday, March 23, 2019 • 8am-8pm
Independence & Great Neck Locations

There’s just one thing that’s sweeter than a bucket full of fresh picked strawberries, and that’s the ones you grow yourself. Visit any McDonald Garden Center location on March 23, from 8am-8pm, and receive a FREE, 3-inch strawberry plant with any purchase. *While supplies last, limit one plant per customer.

March29-312019
Friday - Sunday, March 29-31, 2019
Independence & Great Neck Locations

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

April62019
Saturday, April 6, 2019 • 11AM
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

Calling all kids! Kids love to eat what they have grown, so why not combine that with another kid’s favorite — pizza! An herb pizza container garden is a great way for kids to start gardening and gardening offers opportunities for them to discover and grow! Kids will learn the basics of planting and caring for herbs in pots and create an herb pizza container garden to take home. Brief hands-on workshop for kids ages 5 and up. Parental assistance required. Cost $5 and includes all supplies and instruction.

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Price: 
$5.00
Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Independence Location: 1144 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach VA 23455
April12-142019
Spring Sale, McDonald Garden Center
Friday - Sunday, April 12-14, 2019
Independence & Great Neck Year-Round Locations & Garden Markets

Join McDonald Garden Center for Petal Power, a three-day sales event that boasts the best, blooming bargains of the season! Not only are there deals on spring staples, but we're introducing some fresh, new varieties that are sure to be an audacious addition to your planting plans. Petal Power is the perfect time to get the spring in your step and in your garden.

INDEPENDENCE & GREAT NECK LOCATION HOURS, April 12-14, 2019, Friday-Saturday • 8AM-8PM & Sunday, 9AM-6PM
GARDEN MARKET LOCATION HOURS, April 12-14, 2019, Friday-Saturday, 9AM-8PM & Sunday • 9AM-6PM

April202019
Saturday, April 20, 2019 • 11AM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Easter can be a tricky holiday when it comes to children with food allergies, and there are more than three million cases of food allergies every year. Amid all the classroom parties and a visit from the Easter bunny, you don’t want them to feel left out, but you want them to stay safe too. McDonald Garden Center has teamed up with Suzy Brophy, the author of Macy’s Teal Easter Egg, to help promote non-food treats that are Easter Bunny and parent approved!

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Price: 
$15.00
Location: 
Independence Boulevard 1144 Independence Blvd. 23455
March212019
4-H GUARDIANS OF THE PLANET MEETING
Thursday, March 21, 2019 • 6:30PM
LOCATION: McDonald Garden Center, 1144 Independence Boulevard, VB., 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.

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March172019
Sunday, March 17 • 2-4pm
• Independence Blvd Location Virginia Beach •

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 seasonally at various locations on the second Sunday of some months. The FREE Meetings are hosted by local bee keeper, Ruth Meredith, McDonald employee and member of the Hampton Roads Bee Keepers. RSVP HERE. The April meeting is specifically about spring buildup and manipulations for a honey harvest.

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March162019
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 11AM
Independence & Great Neck Locations

Back by popular demand, we are “berry” excited to be bringing back the most delicious workshop of the year - STRAWBERRY POTS! Let your little ones dig into an activity as sweet as they are by painting and planting a strawberry plant. A bonus? We’ll clean up the mess! Ages 3 and up. Parental assistance is required. Materials include 6-inch, terra-cotta pot with saucer, two strawberry plants, paint and paint supplies. Cost $15 and includes instruction and all supplies. Pre-payment online is recommended to reserve your spot; however, walk-ins are welcome, while supplies last.

March32019
Moles & Voles, McDonald Garden Center
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 4PM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Garden Guru, Mike Westphal

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 resident expert, Mike Westphal, will provide organic solutions that are safe for you and the environment. Seminar is FREE. Registration not required. Seating is limited.

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March32019
BeeKeeping, McDonald Garden Center
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 2PM

Presented by Pam Fisher

Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Learn the time and financial commitment necessary to keep bees successfully. Special emphasis on good neighbor beekeeping practices throughout the seasons. Seminar is FREE. Registration not required. Seating is limited.

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March32019
Orchids, McDonald Garden Center
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • Noon
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Steve Urick

Orchids are revered for their exquisite, unique blooms that create a polished and refined look to any home. That being said, they can be a challenge to maintain.

Orchid expert Steve Urick shares his best tips on all of your top concerns. How to select orchids for long-lasting color, the easiest way to get orchids to rebloom, etc., are all topics that will be addressed and will have you saying, “Y-orchid-ing me, that was easy!” Seminar is FREE. Registration not required. Seating is limited.

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March32019
Bonsai, McDonald Garden Center
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 10AM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Brian Hollowell, Tidewater Bonsai Club

The elegance and refined technique the bonsai tree displays is unmatched. In “The Art of Bonsai,” Brian will be demonstrating basic techniques for design, branch selection, pruning, and wiring. Additionally, he will be showcasing samples of established bonsai that started as basic nursery stock. Additional topics will include: proper soil/modern substrate, selecting a container, and suitable species. Seminar is FREE. Registration not required. Seating is limited.

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March22019
Moles & Voles, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, March 2, 2019 • 4PM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Garden Guru, Mike Westphal

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 resident expert, Mike Westphal, will provide organic solutions that are safe for you and the environment. Seminar is FREE. Registration not required. Seating is limited.

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March22019
Bee Habitats, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, March 2, 2019 • 2PM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Pam Fisher

Discover how bees shape life as we know it, and explore simple changes you can make in your own landscape to enhance native bee habitat. Seminar is FREE. Registration not required. Seating is limited.

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March22019
Daylilies, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, March 2, 2019 • Noon
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

Presented by Vernelle Curtis

Daylilies are a favorite of ours here at McDonald Garden Center for many reasons. Tough, resilient, and easy growers, daylilies are excellent for masses of sunny color. For disease prevention, growing tips, and how to get the most out of these breath-taking bloomers, don’t miss this amazing seminar from a leader in the field. Seminar is FREE. Registration not required. Seating is limited.

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