Epcot Flower and Garden Festival: Your Ultimate Guide

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

As the flowers begin to bloom and the air gets warmer, spring is just around the corner! There’s no better way to spend your spring break vacation than at Walt Disney World Resort. Every year, Disney’s EPCOT Park hosts its annual International Flower and Garden Festival to welcome the spring season since 1994. Enjoy a stunning array of topiary exhibits, fantastic fresh eats, and get your hands on exclusive festival merchandise. So, if this sounds like your cup of tea, continue reading to learn more about the Epcot Flower Garden Festival. In addition, learn about some DVC resorts to stay near Epcot.

What is The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival?

Like the annual Food and Wine Festival, the International Epcot Flower Garden Festival is a spring event with creative gardens, delectable eats in outdoor kitchens, and lively entertainment for friends and family. Upon scanning into Epcot, you enter World Celebration and admire thousands of flowers that form colorful and living panoramas. Guests can venture to numerous themed lands like World Discovery, World Showcase, World Nature, and of course, World Celebration to discover numerous flower and garden festivities. This year, the Flower and Garden festival runs from February 28 to May 27, the perfect spring break vacation activity.

Things To Do During The Festival

The Citrus Tower Blossom

As you scan into the park, you’ll be instantly greeted by the elegant Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Wish,” including topiaries of Asha, Valentino, and the wishing star. Grab a Disney EPCOT passport and discover the magic that awaits you at this beautiful festival. Guests can enjoy authentic, fresh eats, visit the butterfly landing, view the Garden Rocks concert series, Puerto Rican Power Band, and much more! Continue reading to learn about what’s in store at this one-of-a-kind spring festival.

View Topiary Displays And Global Gardens At The Flower Garden Festival

As you journey through the park, you’ll notice a stunning display of topiaries in most themed lands. Each topiary is designed with care by talented Disney Horticulturists and inspired by many beloved Disney movies. Some stunning topiaries found throughout the park are the World Showcase Coco in the Mexico Pavilion, World Celebration Bambi and Friends, Norway Pavilion pandas, Japan Pavilion Near Torii Gate Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy World Showcase, and Butterfly House and World Showcase Figment.

More Topiary Displays to View Include:

  • China Pavilion Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Land Pavilion Pumbaa
  • Germany Pavilion Lady and the Tramp
  • World Showcase Encanto (Mirabel, Antonia, Isabela, and Luisa)
  • International Gateway Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) – World Showcase
  • Land Pavilion Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa, and Sarabi) – World Nature
  • Mexico Pavilion Anna and Elsa – World Showcase
  • France Pavilion Butterfly and Flower Towers – World Showcase
  • Bo Peep and Her Sheep – World Nature
  • Floating Gardens – World Nature
  • World Celebration Plaza Huey, Dewey, and Louie
  • Flower Topiaries and Flower Towers World Celebration

Along with beautiful topiary displays, guests can also visit elegant global gardens and outdoor exhibits around Epcot.

Visit Exhibits & Gardens At The Flower and Garden Festival

Throughout the park, you can find a plethora of beautiful gardens and hands-on outdoor exhibits to view and enjoy. Grab a pen and paper and write down the ones you’re interested in viewing most!

Beautiful Gardens

  • Bamboo Garden at the World Showcase in the China Pavilion: View bamboo in a variety of vibrant colors, patterns, and sizes.
  • Gnome Garden at the World Showcase in the Germany Pavilion: Witness authentic topiaries of magical garden gnomes.
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings at the World Showcase in the United Kingdom Pavilion: Learn the history of the art of tea blending at this elegant English Tea Garden.
  • Shakespeare Garden in the World Showcase in the United Kingdom Pavilion: Discover Shakespeare’s works in his idyllic garden, which features excerpts of Brad’s famous sonnets.
  • The Community Garden at the World Celebration: A community garden is a great way to connect with the earth and your peers and celebrate diversity in a thriving communal garden plot.
  • China Penjing Garden at the World Showcase in the China Pavilion: Discover ancient Chinese art.
  • Camp Get Out ‘N’ Play Garden Presented by OFF! in World Discovery: Explore this camp-themed play garden where the little ones can jump, play, and climb!
  • Miniature Garden at the World Showcase in the Germany Pavilion: Take note of the little things, like the tiny dwellings tucked away in the forest of microscopic plants.

Stunning Outdoor Exhibits

  • Honey Bee-Stro Hosted by the National Honey Board-Rosewalk Near Imagination: Learn about honeybees’ vital role in the environment and relish sweet and savory treats brought by their hard work.
  • Butterfly Landing Presented by Advent Health in World Nature Near Imagination: Enter a butterfly house with majestic and colorful butterflies. Guests can learn about their lifestyles and potentially witness their transformation from chrysalis to full form.
  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited in World Discovery: Songbirds play a vital part in many ecosystems, like the one in your backyard! Learn about ways you can help these friendly birds at home.
  • Garden Italiano at the World Showcase in the Italy Pavilion: This Tuscan kitchen garden features the produce and herbs needed to make an authentic Italian dish.

As those are just a few of the many stunning global gardens and spectacular exhibits awaiting you at the international flower garden festival, it’s time to embrace your energetic side and enjoy a variety of live performances inspired by the garden festival.

View Spectacular Live Entertainment At The Flower Garden Festival

Flower Garden Sign

This year’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is hosting a ton of must-see live performances.

Love rock music? If so, kick off your Flower and Garden Festival celebration with the outstanding Garden Rocks Concert series featuring top rock artists. At America Gardens Theatre, guests can enjoy showstopping live performances of globally recognized artists and talented local acts like The Vybe, Jason Scheff, Richard Marx, Evolution Motown, and more! So grab a fresh treat, then find a seat at the America Gardens Theatre to sing your heart out!

Guests can also enjoy Jammin’ Gardeners in World Discovery for an extradentary drum performance on Disney’s iconic trash bins.

Now, the moment you have been waiting for, fresh eats!

Savor Fresh Flavors At The Flower and Garden Festival

Of course, no festival would be complete without delicious food. Guests can indulge in 60 new food items available at nearly 20 outdoor kitchens around the World Showcase! Learn about some of the items in the outdoor kitchens below.

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company In World Discovery

Start your festive park day experience with a caffeine pick-me-up with the brand-new iced honey jasmine latte. This refreshing combination of floral fusion espresso, honey jasmine syrup, milk, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbles is perfect. If you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail, try the Peach Bellini coffee cocktail. This unique alcoholic beverage features Joffrey’s coffee with milk, vanilla vodka, Kahlua Rum, and Coffee Liqueur.

Need more than just refreshments? No problem! We have listed some of the new offerings available for your savory and sweet needs!

Epcot Farmers Feast

Farmers Feast boasts a variety of delectable eats to try. Enjoy a delectable dinner featuring a seared pork tenderloin with corn risotto, Ben’s Original International Grains Arborio Rice and roasted red pepper sauce. Don’t forget to get your hands on (literally) the mouthwatering grilled street corn on the cob. It has a savory garlic spread and plant-based cheese.

If you’re looking for something a little more filling, you might want to consider this next new authentic dish.

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by the National Honey Board  

You’ll love the crispy chicken and honey sweet cornbread waffles at the Honey Bee-stro. It has whipped honey butter and spicy honey.

Are you ready to top off your savory meal with a sweet treat?

Refreshment Outpost

Local Produce Building

Head to the refreshment outpost between the China Pavilion and the Germany Pavilion to indulge in the all-new seasonal fruit parfait with sweet chili sauce and mango dole whip.

Guests can discover a variety of other delectable eats around the World Showcase at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival at other pavilions. Moreover, let’s take a look at some of the festival merchandise offered at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival for a limited time!

Shop Exclusive Festival Merchandise

Embrace your festive spirit and commemorate your visit with fresh festival merchandise! Shop all new products from the Orange Bird, Coco, Butterfly, and annual pass holder collections. Choose from stylish Flower Garden Festival gear like bucket hats, Orange Bird backpacks, garden décor, apparel, and more while supplies last! Merchandise can be found in pop-up markets across the World Showcase.

Now that you’ve got insight into the current Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, it’s time to start planning your vacation! Luckily, we’ve narrowed down some of the luxurious Disney Vacation Club timeshares near Epcot, so you can make the most of your Epcot International Flower Garden Festival experience!

Disney Vacation Club Resorts Near Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Disney Vacation Club Logo

Disney Vacation Club boasts a stunning array of timeshare resorts throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Guests traveling to participate in the one-of-a-kind Flower and Garden Festival can stay in elegant and spacious villas with state-of-the-art amenities. So whether you’re rocking out one of the Garden Rocks concert series with a partner or enhancing your taste palette with delectable dishes around the world showcased with your family, there’s a Disney timeshare resort for any occasion!

Disney’s Riviera Resort

At Disney’s Riviera Resort, you’ll enjoy an elegant European-style vacation. The Riviera Resort resembles a modern masterwork embellished with elegant and beautiful European and Mediterranean influences.

Inside, discover a mix of modern and classic 20th-century furnishings in the lobby and enjoy the unique art collection of Disney characters and famous icons influenced by master artists. Outside, guests can view stunning gardens, bubbling fountains, and picture-perfect landscapes.

At Disney’s Riviera Resort, guests experience Disney magic and European beauty.

Luxurious Accommodations

During your stay at the beautiful Disney’s Riviera Resort, you can vacation in one-to-three-bedroom villas. Each villa features a full kitchen, washer and dryer, a private porch or balcony with stunning garden views, and a living and dining space. So, regardless of the occasion, Disney’s Riviera Resort makes the perfect vacation spot near Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. Lastly, guests can utilize the Disney Skyliner Air Travel System and conveniently land in Epcot. The relaxing Skyliner transportation system allows guests to glide through the sky and experience a birds-eye of the Walt Disney World Resort. Talk about thrill and convenience!

Do you prefer to stay within walking distance away from Epcot? If so, look no further than Disney’s Beach Club Villas.

Disney’s Beach Club Villas

Disney’s Beach Club Villas resort is a glorious New England-style resort that offers state-of-the-art amenities, spacious villas, and premier access to Epcot. Enjoy a variety of aquatic activities or wind down with a relaxing night stroll on the quarter-mile promenade, where you’ll discover exquisite dining and unique shops. Luxury and comfort await you at this stunning DVC resort.

Spacious Accommodations

Guests can choose between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom villa at Disney’s Beach Club Villas. Villas include a full kitchen, living and dining areas, washers and dryers, and balconies. The villas are spacious and suitable for the whole family.

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