Flower and Garden Festival Experience in Disney World

| March 5, 2019 | 10 Comments

Flower and Garden Festival Experience in Disney World

Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World is a transformative event in Epcot. It makes Disney World’s second theme park even more beautiful and engaging. Every spring The landscaping gets a makeover. Stunningly detailed topiaries populate the park in celebration of favourite Disney Characters.

Of course there is plenty of food and drink. While the Food and Wine Festival is most popular, people don’t realize that the Flower and Garden Festival came first.

The Festival is a celebration of the art of sculpting nature through gardening; and it includes all the food, drink, music and merchandise these Epcot festivals have become known for.

Flower and Garden Festival Experience in Disney World
Disney’s Bambi Characters in Topiaries

Festival Time at Epcot

When no Festival is happening at Epcot, there are two major sections of the park. One is dedicated to technology of the future; although it is mostly an exploration of scientific themes, such as marine biology, agriculture, and space travel. The other is a display of cultural diversity that aims to educate guests on various countries in the world, while highlighting distinct aesthetics of their unique architecture.

With the changing seasons however, These two themes serve as a backdrop to the real attraction; a major festival that runs throughout both sections of the park. In the case of Flower and Garden, the festival is a springtime celebration that puts Disney’s impressive horticulture on Display and educates guests on gardening technique through tours and seminars.

Flower and Garden Festival Experience in Disney World
A topiary of Fantasia Mickey Mouse.

Tours and Exhibits

Throughout Epcot there are scattered displays of impressive horticulture, through expertly pruned and sculpted topiaries. These garden sculptures mostly feature beloved Disney characters that pop up in their native settings (such as Beauty and the Beast in the France Pavilion, or Figment at the Imagination Pavilion). The assortment of displays is a breathtaking attraction unto itself.

The learning experience blends with the art in Flower and Garden Festival as you appreciate gardens and exhibits influenced by culture and learn about the impressive details behind them.

The Italy Pavilion has a garden dedicated to produce. The UK has a tea garden sponsored by Twinings. Gardens everywhere share a new angle and perspective on the pavilions we love. The Imagination Pavilion has a honey bee garden; and there is a butterfly house with an exhibit on pollination and best gardening practices.

Flower and Garden Festival Experience in Disney World
Flower and Garden Festival Experience in Disney World

Inspire Your Inner Gardener

Flower and Garden Festival leads guests in the appreciation of gardening as an art form and as a form of cultivating, shaping and respecting our natural world. However it also inspires. You can learn so much about gardening at the festival and take home those ideas to create something beautiful yourself.

While you can explore these gardens and exhibits on your own, you can also take guided tours for even more information and insights. If you ever dreamed of starting a garden, or if you have one and are up for a new challenge, the Flower and Garden Festival is the perfect time for you to visit Epcot.

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would love to go to a festival like that. It looks so beautiful. Who doesn’t love Disney.

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    Everything is so beautiful, and it would be amazing to see it all in person!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love looking at gardens and find topiaries quite fascinating.

  4. Jenn Erin says:

    Reading this is making me that much more ready and excited for spring. It sounds like such a lovely and educational event.

  5. Calvin says:

    Wonderful, I enjoy strolling through gardens

  6. Robyn Brooks says:

    I’m overdue for another trip to Disney. I’ve never gone during the Flower and Garden Festival though. I will definitely consider it!

  7. Shirley P says:

    I would love to visit this beautiful place and walk through all of the lovely gardens

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