Events

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

August112021

CREATE A TINY WORLD - HOW TO MAKE A BOTTLE TERRARIUM

Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Building terrariums are not only fun to put together but can be a fashionable accent to any indoor or outdoor space. You can make a terrarium with virtually any clear container, but knowing the steps can help design your masterpiece. Follow, Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, as he guides you step-by-step on how to design, plant, and care for a bottle terrarium.

August162021

LAWN-A-THON

Independence & Great Neck Locations

Fall lawn season is here! Lawn-a-thon is a weeklong event celebrating everything grass-centric with the year's best deals on lawn solutions, seed, and more! We will also feature a Facebook LIVE seminar, “Get the Best Lawn on the Block - Creating a Fall Garden” (August 18, 2021, • 11AM) given by our resident expert, lawn enthusiast, and Garden Guru himself, Mike Westphal. Stop by for some green deals from August 16th - 22nd, 2021.

August182021

GET THE BEST LAWN ON THE BLOCK - CREATING A FALL LAWN

Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Lawn season is here! Knowing the best lawn solutions, seeds, and more during the hottest months of the year can keep your lawn looking fresh and resilient through the tough winter. Join lawn expert, Mike Westphal, as he breaks down cool-season fescue grass for late summer into the fall.

August252021

GROWING EDIBLE SPROUTS

Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Growing vegetables is a great spring and summer activity, but what happens when the harvest is over? Sprouts are easy, edible plants that you can grow indoors. Place on a salad or sandwich for an extra punch of protein, fiber, and vitamins in just one sitting! Join Mike Westphal, as he teaches us how to grow sprouts from seed for the perfect lunchtime addition.

September12021

SOLUTIONS FOR MOLES & VOLES

Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Moles and voles can be a major nuisance in the garden. They cause damage, as well as frustration, to gardens of all types and sizes. Join our resident expert, Mike Westphal, as he provides the knowledge on how to effectively rid your yard of these garden pests by using multiple types of solutions.

September32021

MULCH MADNESS

Independence & Great Neck Locations

Independence & Great Neck Locations

It’s that time of the year again! Mulching is an essential part of keeping your garden clean, cool, and even warm in the winter months. Take advantage of amazing sales on your favorite garden addition with our Mulch Madness sales event this September 3rd - 6th, 2021.

 

September102021

MUM MANIA

Independence & Great Neck Locations

When we think of mums, we think of bursting color, cool weather, and an absolute fall favorite. Celebrate the start of fall with Mum Mania! Grab some of the best deals on your fall favorites early with this kick-off to the pumpkin spice season from September 10th - 12th, 2021.

September252021

GRILLIN' IN THE GARDEN

Independence & 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 11 am-2 pm! We’re firing up the dogs to say thanks for visiting us throughout the year and enjoying the McDonald Garden Center experience with us. So come out, bring the family, and enjoy a dog on us on September 25th, 2021!

September272021

STAFF FALL FAVORITES WEEK

Independence & Great Neck Locations

Like many of you, our staff here at McDonald Garden Center love to garden, so we’ve reached out to our expert Green Team members and asked them to pick their fall favs to share with you. From gorgeous annuals and perennials to unique houseplants, gardening gadgets, and more, our staff is excited to share some of their top picks! Be sure to stop by our Independence and Great Neck locations and look for the “Staff Fall Favorites Week" signs throughout the stores to find a new favorite of your own!

October82021

PANSY DAYS

Independence & Great Neck Locations

Pansies are a great cool-weather addition to any container or as part of the landscape arrangement. This fragrant, colorful bloom warms us up this fall for our highly anticipated, fall savings event, Pansy Days! Join us for fall fun and sales where the area's prettiest pansies are prime for the pickin'.

 

Upcoming Workshops

Make A Scarecrow

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Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

McDonald Garden Center is excited to announce the 25th annual Make a Scarecrow event is on for 2021! Join us, rain or shine, September 18-19, 2021 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at our Independence location.

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