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We all want to do the most for that person in our lives that we call “Mom”. Finding something special can be difficult after years of giving Mother’s Day gifts. That is why we are here to help! Give Mom the garden gifts of her dreams this year with blooms and plants galore. Here are some of our favorite choices to make mom go “wow”. 


Earth Day comes around every year to remind us about the importance of conservation so we can keep using the planet we love so much! If you’re a gardener, Earth Day is every day that you go out to dig in your beds to enjoy nature’s gifts. Getting out in the garden this Earth Day is one of the best ways to celebrate. If you need some inspiration to get started, that’s what we’re here for! 


Memories of Easter can last a lifetime, whether it's an egg hunt in the garden or gathering around a table for a meal with the family. We are here to help celebrate time with the family by sharing our homemade bunny pancakes! 

The weather in Hampton Roads is starting to warm up, which means it’s a perfect time to get out in the garden with both our newest varieties of plants, as well as those tried and true favorites. Big, bright blooms give your landscape and patio loads of personality and the best part about adding in annuals is that it is completely customizable. We have collected some of our most popular annual blooms of the season for you to keep on your radar when plotting out your spring annual garden. 


This week we are admiring the man that started it all, our founder, Eddie Anderson. McDonald Garden Center has been locally owned and operated for over 75 years and this legacy could not have happened without the passion of growing, selling, and educating the community of Hampton Roads from Mr. Anderson.