EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is back! This beautiful festival where nature is celebrated runs from March 3rd until July 5th.
Enjoy the incredible topiaries shaped like Disney characters, wander around stunning gardens and enjoy amazing food!
Let look at just what you will get to experience at this year's International Flower and Garden Festival!
The most iconic part of the EPCOT's International Flower and Garden Festival is the incredible topiaries that have been created by the Disney horticulturists representing everyone's favourite Disney characters!
This year you can expect to see:
Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Broom, Ostriches, Hippo and Mushroom – Main Entrance
Woody, Bo Peep and her sheep – Future World West
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy – Between Future World & World Showcase
Pluto and Chip ‘n Dale – Between Future World and World Showcase
Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie – Showcase Plaza
Buzz Lightyear – Future World East near Mission: SPACE®
Figment – Future World West near Imagination!
Topiary Butterflies – Future World West
The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito) – Mexico Pavilion
Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
Troll – Norway Pavilion
Dragon Topiary – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
Pandas – China Pavilion
China Zodiac Topiary Garden – China Pavilion in front of Nine Dragons
Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) – Future World West
Snow White and Dopey – Germany Pavilion
Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
Remy – France Pavilion
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
Peter Pan and Captain Hook – United Kingdom Pavilion
Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion
Tinker Bell and Fairy Houses – United Kingdom Pavilion
Bambi and Friends – Future World East near Mouse Gear
A range of spectacular gardens can also be enjoyed at this festival. Not only are they beautiful to look at by Disney also help to explain how we can live in harmony in the world and teach about sustainable foods!
You will also find gardens that would be found in the countries represented throughout World Showcase.
At this year's festival you will see:
Outdoor Escapes at Future World East
Learn how to easily create your own outdoor space for the whole family to enjoy with no design expertise, huge budget or green thumb required!
View 100 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the walkway between Future World and the World Showcase.
Enjoy thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas overlooking Future World’s East and West lakes.
The Goodness Garden Butterfly House at Future World West
Get to see beautiful and colourful butterflies up close, learn about these fascinating insects and their lifecycles plus you may lucky enough to see one emerge from its chrysalis!
Prehistoric Garden at Future World East
Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
Bold Bromeliads at Future World West by the Land
Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth
The Heath Full Trail features an outdoor kitchen and a garden to help show the whole family how you can easily stay healthy in this fun area that promotes youthful energy and creativity.
The Honey Bee-stro at Future World
Learn about honey bees’ vital role in the environment.
Tropical Rainforest Garden at Mexico Pavilion
Discover the rich biodiversity of the Mexican rainforest and learn about its highly adaptive species.
Extraordinary Orchids at Mexico Pavilion
Set eyes on these spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
Bamboo Garden at China Pavilion
Marvel at bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes in this garden.
Chinese Zodiac Topiary Garden at China Pavilion
Celebrate the year of the Ox in this inspired display of Zodiac animals, made entirely from dried plant material.
Alpine Miniature Garden at Germany Pavilion
Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
Growing the Future at Future World West
Beginning in April, find out how we can transform our future with agricultural science.
Garden Italiano at Italy Pavilion
From fresh spaghetti sauce to pizza toppings, this Tuscan kitchen garden features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
Kokedama Garden at Japan Pavilion
Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
Bonsai Collection at Japan Pavilion
Learn about the ancient art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend to these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.
Urban Spice Garden at Morocco Pavilion
Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends, once considered more valuable than gold.
English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London®
Unearth the history and art of tea blending at this elegant English Tea Garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion, featuring plants used in some of Twinings’ finest tea blends.
Shakespeare Garden at United Kingdom Pavilion
Rediscover Shakespeare in this idyllic garden, featuring excerpts from some of the Bard’s most famous sonnets and the dazzling flowers that influenced them.
No Epcot festival is complete without amazing food!
At the Flower and Garden festival enjoy delicious fresh foods that showcase the beautiful flavours created by nature with cuisines from all around the world!
The menus for the outdoor kitchens are:
Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market
Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (Gluten/wheat friendly; Plant-based; Garden Graze)
Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions, and Herb Sour Cream (Gluten/wheat friendly)
Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese
Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries
House-made Potato and Cheddar Biscuit with Salmon Tartare
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream
The Citrus Blossom
Meyer Lemon-poached Lobster Salad with Grapefruit-Rosé Vinaigrette, Yuzu-marinated Hearts of Palm, and Avocado-Yuzu Panna Cotta (Gluten/wheat friendly)
Citrus-braised Crispy Pork Belly with Kumquat and Carrot
Citrus Shortcake: Orange Chiffon Cake, Lemon Curd, Mandarins, Whipped Cream, and Citrus Crumble
Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, Feta, and Balsamic Reduction (Gluten/wheat friendly)
Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue, and House-made Pickle
Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-Fennel Salad, Remoulade, and Smoked Paprika Oil
Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue
Flavor Full Kitchen
Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis (Gluten/wheat friendly; Plant-based; Garden Graze)
Seared Verlasso Salmon with Farro Risotto and Micro Herbs
Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Crisp Pearls
Fleur de Lys
Tarte aux Oignons Caramélisés et Chèvre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a flaky Pastry Crust
Canard Confit à l’Orange aux Gnocchi à la Parisienne: Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange with Parisian Gnocchi
Macaron au Chocolate en Sucette: Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop
Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with Vanilla Cream and Glazed with Caramel Fleur de Sel
Mini Funnel Cake topped with Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream, Blueberries, and Powdered Sugar
Frushi: Strawberry, Pineapple, and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce, and Toasted Coconut
Shrimp and Crab with Spicy Mayonnaise and Cucumber Slices finished with Creamy Avocado and Violet Sauce
Soy-glazed Pork Shank with Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Lotus Flower, Garlic Chips, and Green Onion
Jardin de Fiestas
Tostada de Cochinita: Braised Pork on a Crispy Corn Tortilla with Black Beans topped with Pickled Onions, Mango-Habanero Relish, and Oregano (Gluten/wheat friendly)
Taco Vampiro: Braised Beef on a Corn Tortilla with Crispy Grilled Monterey Jack Cheese and Salsa Ranchera (Gluten/wheat friendly)
Sope de Chorizo: Plant-based Ground Chorizo on Fried Corn Dough with Black Beans and Avocado Mousse (Gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based)
The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board™
Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapeños, Bacon, and House-made Whipped Honey Butter (Gluten/wheat-friendly)
Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables, and Purple Haze Lavender Goat Cheese
Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Whipped Cream, Whipped Honey, Crystalized Honey, Honeycomb, Dehydrated Honey, and Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses
La Isla Fresca
Lamb Curry with Sweet Plantains and Rice (gluten/wheat friendly)
Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut-Lime Sauce (gluten/wheat friendly)
Tropical Mousse Cup: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse, and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple
Papa Cakes: Potato Cakes filled with Shrimp and Water Chestnuts served with House-made Strawberry Sauce
Bon Bon Chicken Skewer with Sesame and Peanut Sauce
House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons
Crawfish Étouffée with Andouille Sausage and Dirty Rice
Cajun-style Roasted Oysters
House-made Boudin Two Ways with Spicy Mustard
Pecan Cake with Maple Whipped Cream
Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood-smoked Bacon (gluten/wheat friendly)
Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, and Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato
Pineapple Promenade Get your tropical fruit fix from tart ‘n’ tangy to the sweetest frozen treats!
Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips
Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake
Margherita: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella
Arancini: Sweet Sausage Fried Risotto Balls with Pomodoro Sauce
Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange
Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze)
House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (plant-based)
Popsicle Trio: Honeydew, Raspberry-Mint, and Coconut-Lime (gluten/wheat friendly)
Avocado Toast with Marinated Toybox Tomatoes and Fresh Goat Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta
Shrimp and Grits: Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Sweet Corn Salsa
Corned Beef Brisket Hash with House-made Potato Barrels, Onions, Peppers, Cheese Curds, and a Soft-poached Egg with Tabasco Hollandaise
Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon
Taste of Marrakesh
Moroccan Seafood Couscous with Shrimp, Mussels, Olives, Preserved Lemons, and Anchovy Breadcrumbs
Shakshuka: Moroccan Baked Eggs in a Spiced Eggplant and Tomato Stew
Lemon Magdalena Cake with Fig Compote and Sangria Gel (plant-based; Garden Graze)
Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible™ Foods
Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based)
Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup (plant-based)
Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with Cilantro-Lime Rice, Danmuji Slaw, and Kimchee Mayonnaise (plant-based; Garden Graze)
Lavender Pot de Crème with Blueberry Cake, Pink Peppercorn, and Lime Whipped Cream (plant-based)
GARDEN GRAZE STROLL
You can also take part in the Garden Graze Stroll! Purchase and enjoy eating the 5 items from the Garden Graze Stroll listed below from around World Showcase. Once you have all 5 stamps in your festival passport you can receive a free treat! Head to Pineapple Promenade to collect your treat!
The Garden Graze items are:
Flavor Full Kitchen - Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis
Trowel & Trellis - Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with Cilantro-Lime Rice, Danmuki Slaw and Kimchee Mayonaise
Refreshment Outpost - Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning
Bauermarkt: Farmer's Market - Potato Pancakes with House-Made Apple Sauce
Taste of Marrakesh - Lemon Magdelena Cake with Fig Compote and Sangria Gel
Everything on the Garden Graze stoll is totally plant-based which is great news as everyone can take part!
Enjoy lots of special entertainment and activities that are available at the Flower and Garden Festival!
Jammin’ Gardeners at Canada Mill Stage The iconic EPCOT band, the JAMMitors, will be creating their signature sound in the Canada Pavilion.
Voices of Liberty at America Gardens Theatre Enjoy the beautiful harmonies of Voices of Liberty as they perform songs celebrating the spirit and beauty of America.
Mariachi Cobre at America Gardens Theatre Be sure to catch joyful performances of traditional folk music by the amazing Mariachi Cobre.
Pianist at World Showplace Catching the soothing sounds performed by a pianist at World Showcase. The perfect place to take a break and relax during your day.
Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration
Follow Spike the Bee on his pollination trail, where he will be helping to pollinate the gardens at Epcot.
To get started, purchase your map and stickers at select merchandise locations for $7.99.
Once you have completed your scavenger hunt, return your completed map to Disney Traders or World Traveler for a special surprise!
Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt
Join in this scavenger hunt to find decorative eggs inspired by Disney characters hidden all around EPCOT!
This scavenger hunt is available to enjoy from 19th March onwards.
To get started, purchase a map at select merchandise locations for $7.99.
Next, hunt high and low for hidden eggs featuring everyone's favourite Disney characters.
Once you’re done, return your completed map for a surprise!
The Flower and Garden Festival is such a beautiful event with so much to enjoy! From the amazing topiaries, stunning gardens, delicious foods and awesome entertainment this festival is definitely a highlight to any visit to EPCOT!
Which dish is on your must try list? Will you be taking part in the Garden Graze Stroll or Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration? Let me know what you are most looking forward to in the comments below, over on Instagram @most.magical.guides or on Facebook!