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EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

MARCH 1 - JULY 5, 2023

One of the most welcome signs of spring is EPCOT's annual International Flower & Garden Festival. While the grounds at EPCOT are always beautiful, the Flower and Garden Festival takes them to the next level and everywhere you look is bursting with colorful blooms. Take in the sights and sounds of the festival with a bouquet of spirited entertainment options. A plethora of Disney character topiaries, including classic-character favorites Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many others, play a starring role each year in the festival. Belle is typically featured in the France pavilion along with Beast, you'll find Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Germany, and Anna and Elsa can be found in the Norway pavilion.

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In 2023, new topiaries from Encanto will be featured as well as the addition of Princess Tiana!

Some of the information displayed in the sections below is from 2022; 2023 details will be added as details are officially released.

Flower & Garden Articles

Perennial Flower and Garden favorites such as the English Tea Garden, Bambi's Butterfly House, and special kids' activities can be seen at the festival as well. Illuminated topiary and play gardens light up at night for a different festival experience.

Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration family scavenger hunt activity is returning in 2023. Explore the Festival and keep an eye out for Spike as he pollinates Epcot’s gardens. In each garden, you’ll need to search for the plant Spike has pollinated, identifiable by Spike himself and a Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration plant stake. Once you find him, add the corresponding sticker to your map. Once your map is full of stickers, your journey is complete and you can return your map to Disney Traders or World Traveler for a special surprise. Maps and stickers for Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration will be available for sale at select merchandise locations for $9.99 plus tax. Guests can commemorate their scavenger hunt experience with select merchandise offerings featuring everyone’s favorite honey bee, Spike.

Don't forget to pick up one of the special gift cards that are created for this event too! They're tiny and are attached to a bracelet made out of what looks like an old telephone cord.

Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries
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Pluto, Chip, Dale flower garden topiaries

Guests who visit this festival can discover incredible topiaries shaped like some of the most beloved animals and Disney characters. These pieces have been cultivated with care by Disney horticulturists. Look below to see where to find the 2022 displays.

  • Goofy Topiary and Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Cake – Main Entrance
  • Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Brooms, Ostriches, Hippo and Gator – Entrance to World Showcase
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep – near The Land Pavilion
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie – Bridge to World Showcase
  • Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale – The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Buzz Lightyear – near Mission: SPACE
  • Figment – near Imagination!
  • The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito) – Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
  • Troll – Norway Pavilion
  • Dragon – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
  • Pandas – China Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth – France Pavilion
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – Germany Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc  – Between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Bambi and Friends – near Imagination!

Flower & Garden Festival
Flower & Garden Festival

Global Garden Destinations

Weave through dazzling flowerbeds, stumble upon exotic gardens, learn more about sustainable foods and celebrate the ways we can live in harmony with the natural world. 2022 highlights include:

  • Blossoms of Fragrance Garden Presented by Scentsy – World Showcase Bridge (returning in 2023!)
    Follow your nose and form lasting memories with the help of fresh, unforgettable fragrances.
  • Outdoor Escapes Presented by OFF!® Repellents – World Discovery
    Unwind in refreshing spaces that show just how easy it is to create an outdoor escape that brings family and friends together—no design expertise, huge budget or green thumb required! Closes at dusk.
  • Floating Gardens – World Nature
    Peer upon more than 150 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the bridge to World Showcase.
  • Festival Blooms – World Celebration
    Admire thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas—with a 50th Anniversary celebration theme.
  • Bambi’s Butterfly House – World Nature near Imagination!
    View a kaleidoscope of butterflies up close, in all their extraordinary color. Learn about butterfly lifecycles and maybe even see one emerge from its chrysalis. Closes at dusk.
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® – Rosewalk near Imagination!
    Learn about honeybees’ critical role in the environment, and enjoy sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work.
  • Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth – Imagination! Walkway
    Delight in a whimsical area made to inspire youthful energy and creativity! The whole family can learn ways to stay healthy at this Outdoor Kitchen and garden. Closes at dusk.
  • Tropical Rainforest Garden – Mexico Pavilion
    Discover the rich biodiversity of the Mexican rainforest and learn about its highly adaptive species.
  • Extraordinary Orchids – Mexico Pavilion
    Set eyes on these spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
  • Bold Bromeliads – World Nature by The Land Pavilion
    Tour a variety of these amazing plants.
  • China Zodiac Garden – China Pavilion
    Discover your favorite zodiac with while visiting clever creations.
  • Bamboo Garden – China Pavilion
    Visit this garden to see bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
  • Alpine Miniature Garden – Germany Pavilion
    Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
  • Garden Italiano – 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.
  • Kokedema Garden – Japan Pavilion
    Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
  • Bonsai Collection – Japan Pavilion
    Learn about the art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.
  • Spice Garden – Morocco Pavilion
    Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends, once considered more valuable than gold.
  • France Bouquet Garden (NEW) – France
    See bountiful blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings®
    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 blends.
  • Shakespeare Garden – 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.
  • Prehistoric Garden – World Discovery near Mission: SPACE
    Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
  • Green Landing Family Play Zone – World Discovery
    Enjoy playtime with WALL-E and his eco-friendly garden. Closes at dusk.

Festival Entertainment

The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series is returning to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival in 2023! (The schedule displayed is from 2022 for references purposes only.)

Different from years prior, Disney says that internationally recognized artists will perform on the America Gardens Theater stage Friday-Monday, while local Orlando bands will step into the spotlight Tuesday-Thursday.

Returning favorites like The Guess Who, Rick Springfield and Simple Plan to Latin hitmakers Melina León and Claudia Leitte, Christian music superstar TobyMac and groovin’ legends Kool & The Gang will make sure that there is a little something for everyone to get their rock ‘n roll on. The full schedule is listed in the chart below.

Be sure to check the Festival Guide for showtimes on the day that you're visiting the park.

The Garden Rocks Dining Package is also making a comeback and will be available Friday-Monday – reservations are open now and can be made by visiting FreshEPCOT.com

March 4-5 – The Guess Who April 29-30 – Berlin
March 6-7 – Rick Springfield May 1-2 – TobyMac
March 11-12 – Melina Leon – NEW to Garden Rocks May 6-7 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
March 18-19 – Mike DelGuidice, currently on tour with Billy Joel – NEW May 8-9 – The Commodores – NEW to Garden Rocks
March 20-21 – Kool & The Gang – NEW to Garden Rocks May 13-14 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett – NEW
March 25-28 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO May 20-21 – A Flock Of Seagulls
April 1-2 – The Spinners May 22-23 – Collin Raye – NEW
April 3-4 – The Pointer Sisters May 27-28 – Thelma Houston – NEW
April 8-9 – Blue October – NEW to Garden Rocks May 29-30 – Little River Band
April 15-16 – Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston – NEW June 3-6 – Simple Plan
April 17-18 – Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles June 10-13 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
April 22-23 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas June 17-20 – Plain White T’s
April 24-25 – Claudia Leitte – NEW  

Special Festival Merchandise

Guests can find new 2022 Festival merchandise in the Festival Shops and Markets throughout EPCOT.

Mickey Mouse Home Garden
Celebrate this year’s festival with home garden-inspired merchandise from this collection featuring vibrant apparel, drinkware, garden tools and so much more.

Orange Bird
Find adorable Orange Bird keepsakes within this vibrant collection that includes apparel, accessories and other novelties.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
Browse a collection that celebrates Mickey and Minnie Mouse—featuring apparel, drinkware, trading pins and a MagicBand.

Figment’s Garden
Grow your imagination with Figment-themed apparel, drinkware and more as you dream green this festival season.

Spike the Bee
Find sweet reminders of Spike the Bee on apparel, accessories, drinkware, a garden stake and other collectible novelties.

Merchandise is available while supplies last.


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