Reviews of Gardens of the World - Epcot
Learn about the basic design concepts, theming, and practices used in creating the beautiful Epcot landscapes. This is a 3 hour tour is hosted by a horticulture expert.
Best to take during the Flower and Garden Festival!
AllEars Review: http://land.allears.net/blogs/guestblog/2011/04/gardens_of_the_world_tour.html
Reviewed by Celeste Review Date: 06/13/2019
Rating: (8) Recommended
I did this tour at the beginning of May. I decided to take this tour because I wanted to see all of the gardens & topiaries and have a chance to take pictures. I like that Disney gives you a headset so that you can hear everything that the guide is saying. Our guide took us first over to the Test Track area then we made our way to the butterfly garden and then over to Mexico and around World Showcase with the tour ending in Canada. The guide gave us a lot of information on how they create the gardens and the topiaries and tried to add ways that you could implement this information into your own gardens. The only drawback is that there was a lot of standing and listening. It would have been nice to have a few places to sit and rest the feet (there was a stop in the American Adventure at the picnic tables). At the end of the tour we did get a special pin plus a handout of the information that the guide provided. Overall the tour was great and I would do again.
Pros:Lots of information.
Cons:Lots of standing around/walking
Reviewed by sand935 Review Date: 09/30/2018
Rating: (9) Recommended
I did this tour two different years, once alone an because I liked it so much a second time with a friend that I though would enjoy the tour. You meet at the front of Epcot and walk with a horticulturist through future world and on to World Showcase. He started out with a funny story about the planting just inside the Epcot entrance. I now look at all the palms and tree, didn't realize there were so many types and how some were replaced do to weather conditions. we learned about the first topiaries and how they have evolved. At the end we were given a poster and pin. I will probably do the tour again..I found out that the second time I went it was a different horticulturist and he added several different stories.