Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Epcot is the most beautiful, festive and delicious when the International Flower and Garden Festival is happening. This annual event takes place from March to May. Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival are one of my most favorite events.
There is so much to see and do. Let’s begin with the most obvious addition to Epcot, the topiaries. There are about 100 beautiful topiaries scattered throughout Epcot. When you thought you may have seen an amazingly crafted topiary, there is another topiary that will knock your socks off. I do admit, I have always been fond of topiaries so I am a bit bias. No topiaries compare to Epcot’s, sorry it’s the truth. I love the light up topiaries when the night falls the topiaries (a selected amount) sparkle.
The gardens are quite plentiful nearing 700 both rare and traditional varieties. The Disney World’s Horticulturists, (400 men and women), prepare for over a year for this three-month event. You don’t need to be a garden aficionado to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship. It’s just plain impressive.
There are gardens and exhibits taking place at this festive event. “Butterflies on the Go” exhibit is where I spent some educational time. Butterflies are everywhere and some still in their larvae state.
The exhibit has butterfly attracting plants, such as dill and fennel, quite interesting.
There is a hands-on Harmony Garden musical playground, children can create their own music sound with drums chimes and xylophones.
Let’s not forget Meet and Greet, many of your favorite characters are waiting to take a picture with you!
On the weekends Disney Guest are able to partake in specials programs and seminars with Epcot’s expert gardeners as well as HGTV and DIY experts. Some of these specials are for an additional fee, be sure to check the schedules for pricing.
Walking around exploring the beauty of Epcot will leave you a bit hungry. No need to look far. There are 13 open kitchens (kiosks).
If you have ever been to Epcot’s Wine and Food Festival, imagine a smaller version.There are food kiosks scattered around the park. These kiosks serve snack size portions of garden/farm-fresh flavors. I must say, the prices are a bit steep, after touring and tasting, you’ll realize you could have had a table service meal for all money spent.
On weekends enjoy the Garden Rocks concert series. Famous artists rock Epcot American Gardens Theater in World Showcase every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The concert series has three showings every weekend evening 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8 PM.
The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival dates have not been officially stated, but typically the dates are March 1st to May 29th, when dates are announced officially I’ll be sure to post them.
My husband and I fully enjoy Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. It has been one of our favorites for five years now. I hope you love it as much as we do.
Tell me your highlights of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, I would love to hear from you.
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