26th Annual Outdoor Show 2019

The 2019 Outdoor Show will feature a number of FREE home and garden seminars over the weekend. Seminars like these from years past will be held throughout the show:

Success with Citrus
presented by McDonald Garden Center founder, Eddie Anderson
Get all the juicy details on citrus from our founder, and gardening expert, Eddie Anderson. From tips on fertilization, watering, and dealing with harsh weather conditions, to some of the best varieties for Hampton Roads, this seminar will make success with citrus easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

History of Southern Gardens
presented by Norfolk Botanical Garden’s, Perry Lee West
The grace and elegance of southern gardens has transcended time and is the inspiration for our show this year. Perry Lee West gives some history on Southern Gardens and speaks to why we are so drawn to the horticultural heaven that this region provides.

Solutions for Moles & Voles
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.

Having Fun with Daylilies: Tidewater Daylily Society
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 breathtaking bloomers, don’t miss this amazing seminar from a leader in the field.

Gardening for Bees: Beekeepers Guild of Southeastern Virginia
presented by Pam Fisher
Bees are one of nature’s beneficial pollinators. Our gardens are an important oasis of energy and nutrition for honeybees as well as native bees. Learn how to create a bee-friendly habitat using sustainable gardening practices.

Orchids for Every Season
presented by Steve Urick
Orchids are revered for their exquisite, unique blooms that create a polished and re ned 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!”

Success with Succulents
presented by McDonald Garden Center founder, Eddie Anderson
Succulents continue to be a top trend but there’s still a lot of questions on how to take care of them, how to incorporate them into your décor, etc. Eddie Anderson has always had a passion for succulents and is willing to share his inside tips on how to maintain them as well as fun, innovative, and creative ways to use them. Whether you’re planning on picking up some succulents at the show, or you’ve already adorned your desktop with them, you do NOT want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Raising Monarch Butterflies
presented by Ruth Meredith
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne
One of the most requested seminars, Raising Monarch Butterflies will cover how to feed and care for your monarch butterfly caterpillars until they turn into beautiful butterflies for you to release.

Outdoor Show 2019 Coming Soon

For information on sponsorships contact:
GABY BISHOP - 757.464.4772

McDonald Garden Center
1144 Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


McDonald Garden Center
1144 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23455