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    Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Phone: (703)560-6222

Seminars & Events

We invite you to plan and prepare for the growing season with us at our gardening seminars and spring events! Join us for our weekly free seminars and receive exclusive offers and other special treats. Whether you’re new to gardening, an experienced gardener with a green thumb, or a parent hoping to introduce your children to your favorite hobby, we hope you’ll join us for this season’s seminars.

April 22

Perennials for Every Garden

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Gainesville on Saturday at 1:30 pm
Andre Viette, Author, Hybridizer and Lecturer

Join Andre Viette, an accomplished perennials author and lecturer, for a session full of inspiration and education. Take home great ideas to incorporate into your own garden.

Seminar is sponsored by Bonide®

April 23

Container Gardens with Pizzazz

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Gainesville on Sunday at 1 pm
Renatta Holt, Merrifield Landscape Designer

Brighten your home with the colors of spring by refreshing your containers. Renatta will share creative ideas for combining annuals, perennials and bulbs for a dramatic effect.

April 29

Growing Organic Vegetables

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Gainesville on Saturday at 10 am
David Yost, Merrifield Plant Specialist

Harvest fresh, home-grown tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and more this summer. David will share tips on how to maximize your harvest without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pest controls.

April 30

Fantastic Color Combinations

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Gainesville on Sunday at 1 pm
Kerri Murphy Blackman, Merrifield Landscape Designer

Gardens are designed to enhance our lives and homes through the use of color, texture and scale. Discover how combining these elements can create excitement, build a relaxing retreat and amplify your home’s curb appeal.

May 6

Flowering Trees and Shrubs

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Gainesville on Saturday at 10 am
Danielle Hall, Merrifield Plant Specialist

Trees and shrubs are the backbone of our landscapes, acting as screens, accents and backdrops. Flowering varieties bring a parade of color and interest to your yard, brightening even the gloomiest of days. Explore our top picks to envelop your yard in blooms all season long.

May 13

Container Gardens

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Gainesville on Saturday at 10 am
Peg Bier, Merrifield Plant Specialist

Container plantings can quickly dress your home in seasonal color. Learn how to put together striking plant combinations to decorate your porch, patio, deck or walk. Afterward, put your new knowledge to work and select the plants and supplies you need to craft a custom container for mom this Mother’s Day.

May 20

Spring Blooms Nursery Tour

Gainesville on Saturday at 10 am
Pat Reilly, Merrifield Plant Specialist

Spring is the gardeners favorite time of year. Our hands are busy working on our beloved pastime and our minds are relaxed and calm. May is the best time to take a walk through the nursery and take in the blooms and scents of the season. Join Pat for a walk through the nursery and discover a new favorite spring bloomer.

May 27

Companion Planting with Perennials

Gainesville on Saturday at 10 am
Suzanne Conway, Merrifield Plant Specialist

Our plants need good companions to thrive. Some support each other, while others have different requirements and end up competing for resources. Discover the perfect companion plants for your perennial favorites and how to design your beds with color, texture, contrast and form in mind.

June 3

Pup-A-Palooza

Gainesville at noon

Celebrate your furry, four-legged doggy friend with us!

The pups will kick back and chill out with an ice cream, socialize, and play while you snack on your own tasty treats! The event and doggy ice cream are free. Tasty human treats will be available for purchase and all proceeds will go to a local pet shelter. RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Click here to RSVP.