Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

27th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Returns March 4 – June 1, 2020

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Tips for Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World | AllEars.net
Tips for Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World | AllEars.net

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival features twenty-three Disney-crafted topiary displays and sweeping landscaping that will transform the Epcot landscape into a floral extravaganza. Nearly 70,000 festival blooms will surround the lakes in Future World, while on the water, hundreds of colorful mini-gardens will be set afloat.

New Remy Topiary at the 2020 Flower & Garden Festival

What’s Happening During the 2020 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival?

  • Enjoy the Outdoor Kitchens’ (food booths) creative dishes and drinks.
  • Take in the Garden Rocks Concert Series as it welcomes back favorite artists.
  • Check out a new Remy topiary in the France pavilion in celebration of summer 2020 opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride. The topiary will be the centerpiece of a ratatouille vegetable garden.
  • Welcome back popular and returning Snow White, Elsa and Anna, Belle and Beast, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Miss Piggy and Kermit topiaries.
  • Let your kids enjoy the Play Garden and Family Play Zone.
  • Complete a plant-based challenge with the new Garden Graze!
  • Check out the butterflies in the Goodness Garden Butterfly House presented by GoGoSqueeZ (in a new location between the Imagination! and Land pavilions in 2020).
  • Improve your green thumb in the “How To” garden offering tips for home gardeners.

Keep reading for more information about all of the Flower & Garden Festival offerings!

Flower & Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens

The Flower & Garden Festival features over a dozen Outdoor Kitchens — food booths serving up Festival-inspired food and drinks. This year’s festival featured both returning booths, as well as new offerings from booths such as Magnolia Terrace.

Magnolia Terrace

Click here for the 2020 Outdoor Kitchen Menus! 

Garden Graze

Similar to Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays Cookie Stroll, this year’s Flower & Garden Festival will be introducing a Garden Graze! Those looking to participate will be tasked with picking up five specific food items from various booths, which will enable you to win a completer prize!

Garden Graze Seeds

Read all about the new Garden Graze at this year’s Flower & Garden Festival here!

Garden Rocks Concert Series

The Garden Rocks Concert Series performers wow audiences on the American Garden Theater multiple times each night of the Festival. You can catch your favorites by waiting in line for a seat at the showtime of your choice, standing or passing by on the path between the Theater and the American Adventure pavilion, or by booking a Garden Rocks Dining Package.

American Adventure Pavilion

Click here for more information on the Garden Rocks Dining Package

Below is the current list of performers for the Garden Rocks Concert Series. Note that Disney does sometimes change the lineup, and we’ll post about that and update the list in the event that happens. At present, there are four To Be Determined performers, so we’ll update that as they’re announced, too.

  • Peabo Bryson – NEW!
    March 4 and 5
  • The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
    March 6 through 9
  • The Guess Who
    March 10 through 12
  • Simple Plan
    March 13 through 16
  • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
    March 17 through 19
  • Mark Wills – NEW!
    March 20 through 23
  • The Spinners
    March 24 through 26
  • Sister Hazel
    March 27 and 28
  • The Pointer Sisters
    March 29 and 30
  • Steve Augeri – Former Lead Vocalist of Journey
    March 31 through April 2
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears
    April 3 and 4
  • Expose’
    April 5 and 6
  • Berlin
    April 7 through 9
  • A Flock of Seagulls
    April 10 and 11
  • Atlantic Starr
    April 12 and 13
  • Tony Orlando
    April 14 through 16
  • High Valley – NEW!
    April 17 and 18
  • Rick Springfield
    April 19 and 20
  • Christopher Cross
    April 21 through 23
  • Plain White T’s
    April 24 through 27
  • Don Felder – Formerly of The Eagles
    April 28 through 30
  • Don McLean – NEW!
    May 1 and 2
  • Casting Crowns – NEW!
    May 3 and 4
  • Ambrosia with Peter Beckett
    May 5 through 7
  • Thelma Houston – NEW!
    May 8 and 9
  • The Allman Betts Band – NEW!
    May 10 and 11
  • Air Supply
    May 12 through 14
  • Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
    May 15 through 18
  • Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – NEW!
    May 19 through 21
  • Claudia Leitte – NEW!
    May 22 and 23
  • Daughtry – NEW!
    May 24 and 25
  • Marshall Tucker Band
    May 26 through 28
  • Crowder – NEW!
    May 29 and 30
  • Survivor
    May 31 and June 1

Flower & Garden Festival Tours

As part of the floral festivities, guests can enjoy tours of the gardens of Epcot. There are three tours available in 2020.

Fantasia Topiary

Click here to read about the merchandise coming to the 2020 Flower and Garden Festival!

Gardens of the World

The Gardens of the World tour costs $85 per participant (ages 12 and up). The three-hour tour is led by a Disney Horticulturist and fans of flowers and travels through the gardens of World Showcase.

Lady and the Tramp Topiary in Italy

The tour leaders will share behind-the-scenes information about the topiaries that dot Epcot during the Festival and expound on special details about the gardens. They’ll also talk about the bigger picture: how landscaping contributes to the guest experience at Walt Disney World. And in case you’re looking for some pointers on how to make your home landscape a little more Disney-fied,  they’ll share gardening tips for that, too!

Book your Gardens of the World tour by visiting Guest Relations or calling (407) WDW-TOUR.

English Tea Garden Tour

If you are a tea connoisseur or just love to learn about the history of tea-making, the English Garden Tour is a lovely foray into the field. This complimentary tour lasts about twenty minutes and consists of a guided walk through the United Kingdom’s tea garden.

U.K. Tea Garden

Guests can register for this tour on the day-of at The Tea Caddy gift shop. Tours take place at 3:30PM and 5PM Monday through Thursday and at 1PM, 3:30PM, and 5PM on Friday through Sunday.

Royal Garden Tea Tour

For a more in-depth tea tour — including tea and scones — register for the Royal Garden Tea Tour. This 45-minute tour is held in the United Kingdom pavilion and begins at 9:30AM (1.5 hours before the rest of World Showcase opens). It starts with check-in at the U.K. Beer Cart.

Tour the U.K. on the Royal Garden Tea Tour

The Royal Garden Tea Tour walks through the pavilion’s tea garden and focuses on the “artistry and history behind growing and blending tea.” The tour is $20 per person and open to guests of all ages (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older). Book your Royal Garden Tea Tour at Guest Relations or by calling (407) WDW-TOUR.

Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries

If you want to enjoy a self-guided tour of the Flower & Garden Festival’s twenty-three topiary displays, use the list below to be sure you find them all!

  • Anna and Elsa from Frozen
    Located at the Norway Pavilion
  • Bambi & Friends
    Featuring Flower, Bambi and Thumper
    Located at the Canada Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Bo Peep and Her Sheep with Woody
    Located at Future World East
  • Bold Bromeliads
    Located near The Land at Future World East
  • Bromeliad Dragon
    Located at the Japan Pavilion
  • Buzz Lightyear
    Located near Mission: SPACE at Future World East
  • Captain Hook and Peter Pan
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Construction Mickey and Minnie with Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale
    Located between Future World and World Showcase
  • Donald and Daisy with Huey, Dewey and Louie
    Located near Showcase Plaza
  • Fantasia – Sorcerer Mickey, Brooms, Ostriches and Hippo
    Located near Imagination at Future World West
  • Lady and the Tramp
    Located at the Italy Pavilion
  • Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog
    Located between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions at the France Pavilions
  • Pandas
    Located at the China Pavilion
  • Pluto and Goofy
    Located between Future World and World Showcase
  • Remy (NEW!)
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends
    Featuring Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi
    Located at The Outpost Shop
  • Snow White and Dopey
    Located at the Germany Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell and Fairy Houses
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • The Three Caballeros
    Featuring Jose, Donald and Panchito
    Located at the Mexico Pavilion
  • Topiary Butterflies
    Located at Future World West
  • Topiary Flowers
    Located near the Main Entrance
  • Winnie-the-Pooh & Friends
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion

The Goodness Garden Butterfly House

Future World West is home to the Goodness Good Butterfly House sponsored by GoGo squeeZ. This walk-through exhibit is packed with foliage and flowers that appear to our dainty butterfly friends.

Butterfly House

Several species of butterflies flutter by in this exhibit where guests can also learn about the butterfly life cycle and, if your timing is fortuitous, see butterflies emerge from their chrysalises.

Butterfly House

NOTE: In 2020, the Butterfly House is moving from its previous location near the now-closed Club Cool to a space between the Imagination! pavilion and the Land pavilion!

Various Flower & Garden Festival Offerings

The fun doesn’t stop at Outdoor Kitchens, garden tours, and topiaries. In fact, the Flower & Garden Festival has tons of offerings to fill your time.

  • Bamboo Garden – As a member of the grass family, bamboo can be found at the China Pavilion in many colors, patterns and sizes.
  • Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Ground – Gather adults and kids at the Test Track walkway for Toy Story 4– themed engaging and interactive fun.
  • Bold Bromeliads
    Located at the Mexico Pavilion
  • Bonsai Collection – Take a trip to the Japan Pavilion and discover the ancient art of bonsai with some of the finest living sculptures created by bonsai masters, who carefully shape and tend these miniature works of art—creating peace and balance with the earth.
Bonsai Garden
  • Chinese Zodiac Natural Sculptures
    Located at the China Pavilion
  • Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt — Purchase your scavenger hunt map for $6.99 at Disney Traders, Pin Central, or World Traveler
  • Garden Italiano – From fresh spaghetti sauce to your favorite pizza topping, this Tuscan kitchen garden at the Italy Pavilion features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
  • 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.
  • The Honey Bee-Stro – Learn about the importance of honeybees in this immersive garden. You can also enjoy some food options, made possible by their hard work, from the adjoining outdoor kitchen. Find it near Imagination! Pavilion.
Honey Bee-Stro Garden
  • Kokedama Garden – Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art. The Kokedama Garden features skilled bonsai creations.
  • Shakespeare Garden – Thou shalt adore matching up famous quotes to flowers found within this vibrant garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion. William Shakespeare often used flowers and exotic gardens to help set the scenes for his plays and employed them as symbols and metaphors.
  • Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration –Purchase a map for $6.99 at Port of Entry; find Spike in displays throughout Epcot
  • Plant a Garden Perfect for Pollinators – Stop by this display near the Butterfly House and take garden-ready ideas home with you, along with garden crafts and sustainable best practices.
  • Tropical Rainforest Garden – Visit the Mexico Pavilion and learn how Mexico rainforests are rich 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. Even today, many cultures are defined by their signature spices and herb blends, created from plant leaves, stems, roots, seeds and flowers.