March 3 – July 5, 2021
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is a spring special event filled with Disney character topiaries, a colorful array of flowers, gardens, live music, special presentations, and garden marketplaces featuring festival taste treats. It’s where Disney springs to life!
Disney gardeners will paint the landscape with rainbows of blooms while Epcot chefs tempt guests with marketplace tastes during the Taste of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival from March 3 – July 5, 2021, at Walt Disney World Resort.
Epcot admission is required. Most Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival events, including all gardening programs and exhibits, are included with admission to Epcot.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Highlights
You’ll find 70 Disney character topiaries among the over 100 topiaries arranged throughout Epcot. Also look for more than 200 floating mini-gardens, dozens of flower towers and sweeping beds of multi-colored blooms. At themed flower and garden displays, you’ll learn new tips and techniques that you can try at home.
The following character topiaries can found throughout Epcot:
- Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
- Bambi & Friends – Showcase Plaza – West Towers
- Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
- Bo Peep & Her Sheep with Woody – Future World East
- Buzz Lighyear – Future World East near Mission: SPACE
- Captain Hook & Peter Pan – United Kingdom Pavilion
- Donald and Daisy, with Huey, Dewey, and Louie -near Showcase Plaza
- Dragon Topiary – Japan Pavilion Near Torri Gate
- Fantasia – Sorcerer Mickey, Brooms, Ostriches, and Hippo – Main Entrance
- Figment – Near the Imagination Pavilion
- Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
- Mickey and Minnie with Goofy – Between Future World and World Showcase
- Miss Piggy and Kermit – Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
- Pandas – China Pavilion
- Pluto and Chip n’ Dale – Between Future World and World Showcase
- Remy – France Pavilion
- Snow White and Dopey – Germany Pavilion
- Tinker Bell and Fairy Houses – United Kingdom Pavilion
- The Lion King (Mufasa, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Sarabi, Simba, and Timon) – Future World West
- The Three Caballeros – Mexico Pavilion
- Topiary Butterflies – Future World West
- Troll – Norway Pavilion
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends – United Kingdom
- Bamboo Garden – Bamboo can be found at the China Pavilion in many colors, patterns, and sizes.
- Bold Bromeliads – Future World West by the Land
- Bonsai Collection – In the Japan Pavilion, cultivate an appreciation for an ancient art form that produces the most fantastic miniature trees.
- Chinese Zodiac Natural Sculptures – Located at the China Pavilion
- English Tea Garden – Discover the history and art of tea blending at this elegant English Tea Garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion, featuring plants important to some of Twinings finest tea blends.
- Festival Blooms – Located at Future World, see thousands of flowers form colorful, living panoramas overlooking Future World’s East and West lakes.
- Floating Gardens – Over 100 plants are drifting on the ponds that border the walkway between Future World and the World Showcase.
- Garden Italiano – This Tuscan kitchen garden at the Italy Pavilion features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
- Growing the Future Presented by Murata – Explore how cutting-edge technology paired with agricultural science can transform the way we feed the world. Discover the possibilities with our friends at Science from Scientists and engage in fun, fascinating, hands-on experiments—opening April 2021.
- Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth – Delight in a whimsical area along Imagination Walkway for kids, made to inspire youthful energy and creativity. Your whole family can learn fun and interactive ways to stay healthy at a brand-new playground and outdoor kitchen.
- Kokedama Garden – Admire fresh expressions of ancient Japanese art at this garden featuring bonsai creations.
- Miniature Gardens (Germany Pavilion)
- Outdoor Escapes presented by OFF! Repellents (Future World East) – 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.
- Prehistoric Garden at Future World West – Astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
- Shakespeare Garden – Match up famous quotes to flowers found within this vibrant garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion.
- The Honey Bee-Stro – Learn about the importance of honeybees in this immersive garden. You can also enjoy food options—made possible by their hard work—from the adjoining outdoor kitchen near the Imagination! Pavilion.
- Tropical Rainforest Garden – Learn how Mexico rainforests are fertile with plants and animals that have adapted to a wide variety of light levels and water conditions.
- Urban Spice – At the Morocco Pavilion, learn how in many eastern cultures, ancient spices were considered more valuable than gold.
Select Disney topiaries and Festival playgrounds will glow with light as the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival fun continues into the night.
The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo SqueeZ
Follow the story of the Monarch butterfly as it journeys across the continent. Guests will see butterflies emerge from their chrysalis and enjoy hundreds of butterflies living in the Butterfly House.
Festival Fun for the Kids
Festival fun includes unique displays and interactive areas for kids.
- Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth – The whole family can learn ways to stay healthy at this garden along the Imagination Walkway.
- Butterflies on the Go allows seeing up to 10 species of butterflies up close. Stand still, and the butterflies will come very close for a visit.
- Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration will allow kids to hunt for Disney’s favorite honey bee, Spike, who has been pollinating his way around the festival, giving Guests the chance to follow his pollination trail around at Epcot. You’ll pick up a garden map and stickers at Port of Entry. In each garden, you’ll have to search for the plant Spike has pollinated, identifiable by Spike himself, as well as a Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration plant stake. Once you find him, add the corresponding sticker to your map. Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration can be purchased for $7.99, plus tax at Port of Entry. Return the map here for a surprise.
- Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt allows little ones to embark on an amusing adventure during this magical scavenger hunt! From March 19 through April 4, participate in the Egg-stravaganza, which takes place around World Showcase where Guests search of Disney character-themed eggs. Purchase a map from either Disney Traders, Pin Central, or World Traveler. Next, hunt high and low for hidden eggs featuring your favorite Disney character and return the completed map to Disney Traders for a surprise. Maps available for $6.99 plus tax.
English Tea Garden Tour
Presented by Twinings of London Tea, discover the art and history of tea blending during a self-guided tour of this elegant English Tea Garden, featuring classic and new tea blends. There are more than a dozen tea-flavoring plants are tucked inside oversized saucers strewn throughout the garden, making for delightful photo opportunities.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Video
The Outdoor Kitchens return with new and favorite menu items. Prices average from $4 – $15 per dish.
Each country will have a kiosk with food and beverages, highlighting produce growing in the areas nearby and making the connection of food from field to table. You’ll want to look for all of the outdoor kitchen locations at World Showcase.
Look for mini Disney Gift Cards with an exclusive Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival design for a limited time during the festival. The Disney Gift Cards can be activated with as little as $15. Wear it around your wrist and swipe to pay for food and more. The Disney Gift Card can be reloaded as many times as you want at most festival kiosks. When the festival is over, you can continue using your card since, like all Disney Gift Cards, it’s good for practically all things Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort and beyond.
In addition to the Epcot guide map located near the entrance of the park, a complimentary Flower and Garden Festival Garden Passport will also be available to guide you as you visit. Pick up your Garden Passport at the Epcot entrance, Epcot Flower and Garden Festival merchandise locations or any Outdoor Kitchens to ensure you see and do everything the Flower and Garden Festival has to offer.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival merchandise destinations are located in Mouse Gear and around the World Showcase promenade. New and returning artisans will be taking part in the festivities. Consult your Festival Guide Map for locations.
Be sure to check out the unique merchandise from the festival that includes apparel, headwear, drinkware and much more, featuring Orange Bird, Figment, Minnie Mouse and Spike the Bee.
- You may already be familiar with the miniature trains that operate daily in Germany. But, when you visit the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, take a close look! The little town in the display is having a festival of its own!
- Did you know that you can get an excellent overview of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival from the Epcot Monorail? Some of the floating gardens in the waterway under the monorail even have LED lights. Many of the flower beds, playgrounds, topiaries also are illuminated. Plus, colorful flower beds designed to look like butterflies surround the waterway under the monorail. Even if you weren’t planning to ride the Epcot monorail, consider taking the ride for a unique view, day or night, that you won’t get otherwise.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Fun Facts
- The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is one of the longest flower and garden festivals in the United States.
- The festival encompasses more than 300 acres and more than a mile and a half of gardens.
- Over 90 individual topiaries are on display with more than 70 Disney characters.
- At nearly 20 feet long, the Dragon topiary is the longest topiary at Walt Disney World. It is composed of roughly 650 plants, and over 400 of them are bromeliads.
- 30 million blooms blanket the park throughout the festival.
- More than 500,000 plants, trees, and shrubs are planted for the festival; 250,000 of those are annual blossoms installed for the festival.
- Festival plants include 60 different species of trees, 47 types of palms, and 48 varieties of bedding plants.
- 40 Flower Towers have been added to Future World. Each tower contains 250 four-inch annuals.
- 209 floating mini-gardens, each three feet in diameter, of multi-hued impatiens provide splashes of color on two ponds that border the walkway between Future World and World Showcase.
- 700 container gardens of flowers, herbs, plants, and vegetables in clay pots, barrels and urns enhance the landscape throughout Epcot.
- 150 hands-on gardening demonstrations and seminars will be presented.
- 400 Walt Disney World horticulturists are needed to install the festival landscape, topiaries, and many exhibits; 100 Epcot horticulturists maintain topiaries and other festival displays.
- It takes more than one full year and about 24,000 cast member hours to prepare for the annual festival.
- It takes over 4 nights to plant just one side of the Festival Blooms.
- Over 600 native butterflies can be found in Butterflies on the Go.
For the latest Epcot Flower and Garden Festival updates, guests may also visit DisneyWorld.com.
Call your travel agent or contact The Magic For Less Travel at (888) 330-6201 to book your Walt Disney World travel during this event.