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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.

Feb 6toMar 52016
Solutions for Moles & Voles, McDonald Garden Center, Landscape and Garden Advice
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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.

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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.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:00am
1144 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23455
1139 W. Pembroke Ave., Hampton

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.

Outdoor Show, McDonald Garden Center, Virginia Beach
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 and 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. Enjoy vendors, food and the unveiling of our incredible 2016 spring collection -- plus ongoing garden seminars all weekend long!

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.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 • 11:00am
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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.

McDonald Merry Money
December 11-13, 2015
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It's a merry new season and that means it's time to collect McDonald Merry Money! When you shop at any McDonald Garden Center November 6-December 10, you'll receive $1.00 of Merry Money for every $10.00 spent with your gardenRewards card. Collect each and every time you shop and redeem any time between December 11-13 for up to 50% off almost everything in the store! The maximum amount of Merry Money that can be used on an item can be no greater than 50% (or half the final purchase price). excludes landscape services, gift cards, special orders, and Heirloom ornaments.

Holiday Bow-Making Workshop
Sunday, November 22 • 2pm
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Learn how to make expert looped holiday bows to adorn wreaths, garlands and more! Our holiday helpers will be on hand to teach you how to master the art of bow-making. Choose from a large selection of beautiful ribbon and make bows in whatever sizes you desire. Free to come and learn or choose to make-it & take-it for $10 and up (cost is dependent on ribbon size and selection). No registration required.

Sunday, November 8 • 2pm
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Our design team will instruct and assist you in creating a one-of-a-kind holiday wreath. Using faux greens as your canvas, you'll add natural embellishments to dress your holiday door. Grab a friend & get creative! Workshop free to come and learn or choose to make-it & take-it.

Friday-Sunday, November 6-8 • 9am-6pm
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Three festive days full of the season's newest decor, lighting, trees, trimmings, gifts & greens! Kick off the holidays with a first look at our twinkling winter wonderland where you're sure to find inspiration and savings around every corner.

Saturday, October 24 • 11am
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Join us for a make-it, take-it workshop the entire family will enjoy. A McDonald expert will demonstrate the basics of miniature gardening and show you how easy they are to create and dress up for special occasions and festive holidays - like Halloween! After the demonstration, we will provide all the materials needed for mini garden success -- including your own jack-o-lantern container, soil, plants and pumpkin accessory.

Saturday, October 17 • 9am-6pm
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Pink your garden for a great cause! Join McDonald Garden Center & the Sentara Cancer Network and help bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer. Shop a variety of pink plants including encore azaleas, pansies, mums, camellias and cyclamen. 15% of the proceeds will go to Sentara Cancer Network to support breast cancer prevention. And, show your support and pink-a-pumpkin! $6 includes one orange pumpkin, glitter and paint. $1 from each pumpkin will be donated to Sentara Cancer Network.

Grass Classes, Lawn Care How-To, McDonald Garden Center
Saturday, October 10 • 11am
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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.

Pansy Party, McDonald Garden Center
Thursday-Sunday, October 8-11 • 9am-6pm
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What's the best part of October? PANSIES! Enjoy this special weekend savings event as we unveil the best pansies in town at the best prices. Shop and save on pansies, pumpkins, mums and more. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy good old fashioned fun all weekend with a kids pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples and food & sweet treats!

Saturday & Sunday, September 26-27 • 9am-4pm
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Make a scarecrow and make a difference! Join us and support the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters by building your own life-size scarecrow to take home for fall decorating. We'll have all the supplies you need to make a festive fall scarecrow.