This month, we say goodbye to early sunsets, and hello to warmer weather. Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes the urge for many to start preparing for their summer gardens! Don’t have a greenthumb? No room for a backyard garden? No problem! There are plenty of ways for you to enjoy fresh blooms and greens this season! 

McDonald’s Garden Center Garden Planning Calendar

McDonald’s Garden Center

1115 Independence Blvd #102, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

  • McDonald’s Garden Center is a hub for all things landscaping, house plants, and education! Whether you are a professional planter or a new plant parent, there are a variety of resources available to you here! Check out their Garden Planning Calendar to find in-store workshops and seasonal garden tips to keep your plants on track!

PlantHouse Workshops


1564 Laskin Road Suite 192, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

  • If you are in the “plants come to my house to perish” club, PlantHouse has workshops that may just be up your alley! If you enjoy low maintenance plants, they regularly offer stunning air plant arrangement classes that require very little H20, but if you are a “set it and forget it” plant parent, their Dried Floral Workshops are a perfect fit! 

The Plant Park

The Plant Park

407 Selden St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

  • Few things are as satisfying as bringing fresh grown veggies and herbs into your kitchen! Get a jump on your summer crop at The Plant Park! They’ve got a wide array of herbs and vegetables waiting to be grown in your garden, pots, or window box!

Norfolk County Feed & Seed Store

Norfolk County Feed & Seed Store

1110 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707

  • Norfolk County Feed & Seed is a Hampton Roads staple- and for good reason! This family-owned and operated garden center has been in business for over 75 years, and has boasted hundreds of 5-star reviews from customers for their excellent service, knowledge and inventory. Gardening not for you this year? No worries! They also have a wide variety of birding supplies! Set up a bird feeder, house, or bath and enjoy the local wildlife! 

Whether you’re a seasoned planter or a plant newbie, our local garden centers and workshops offer a wealth of resources and fun to cater to every lifestyle and preference! However spring looks to you, I wish you a joyful beginning to a fresh new season!