EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
28th EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Returns March 3 to July 5, 2021!
The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival features nearly two dozen Disney-crafted topiary displays and sweeping landscaping that transform the EPCOT landscape into a floral extravaganza. Nearly 70,000 festival blooms punctuate Future World while hundreds of colorful mini-gardens are set afloat in the Park’s central waterway.
Keep reading for more information about all of the Flower & Garden Festival offerings in 2021!
Flower & Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens
The Flower & Garden Festival features nearly two dozen Outdoor Kitchens — food booths serving up Festival-inspired food and drinks.
Garden Graze — Back for 2021
Similar to EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays Cookie Stroll, the 2020 Flower & Garden Festival introduced the Garden Graze! Those looking to participate are tasked with picking up five specific food items from various booths, which will enable them to win a completer prize!
Garden Rocks Concert Series — Not returning in 2021
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.
Flower & Garden Entertainment — New for 2021!
This year’s Festival introduces several new entertainment offerings that bring magic for Festival-goers while also helping everyone stay safe and healthy.
Mickey and Friends World Tour
Catch Mickey and his pals sightseeing around World Showcase!
Wave hello to your favorite royals as they make their way around World Showcase!
Groove to the beat of these funky gardeners on the Canada Mill Stage!
Voices of Liberty
Enjoy songs that celebrate the American spirit on the America Gardens Theatre Stage.
Dance along to these traditional folk songs on the America Gardens Theatre Stage.
Relax to seasonal tunes in World Showplace.
City Beautiful Bandstand
On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, catch performances from bands who hail from Orlando — the City Beautiful!
EPIC! (pop hits)
- March 5 to 8
- April 16 to 19
- May 28 to 31
Motown in Motion (Motown, R&B)
- March 19 to 22
- April 30 to May 3
- June 11 to 14
Vintage Vinyl (vintage pop)
- March 12 to 15
- April 23 to 26
- June 4 to 7
The Hooligans (pop)
- March 26 to 29
- May 7 to 10
- June 18 to 21
The Spazmatics (80s pop)
- April 2 to 5
- May 14 to 17
- June 25 to 28
Latin Ambition (latin, pop)
- April 9 to 12
- May 21 to 24
- July 2 to 5
Flower & Garden Festival Tours
As part of the floral festivities, guests can enjoy tours of the gardens of EPCOT. There were three tours available in 2020.
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 travels through the gardens of World Showcase.
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.
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.
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-four topiary displays, use the list below to be sure you find them all!
- Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Broom, Ostriches, Hippo and Mushroom
- Woody, Bo Peep and her sheep
Future World West
- Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy
Between Future World & World Showcase
- Pluto and Chip ‘n Dale
Between Future World and World Showcase
- Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie
- Buzz Lightyear
Future World East near Mission: SPACE®
Future World West near Imagination!
- Topiary Butterflies
Future World West
- The Three Caballeros
- Anna and Elsa
- Dragon Topiary
Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
- China Zodiac Topiary Garden
China Pavilion in front of Nine Dragons
- Simba and Friends
Future World West
- Snow White and Dopey
- Lady and the Tramp
- Beauty and the Beast
- Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
- Peter Pan and Captain Hook
United Kingdom Pavilion
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends
United Kingdom Pavilion
- Tinker Bell and Fairy Houses
United Kingdom Pavilion
- Bambi and Friends
Future World East near Mouse Gear
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 appeal to our dainty butterfly friends.
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.
Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt
Purchase your scavenger hunt map for $7.99, then travel World Showcase looking for hidden eggs celebrating favorite Disney characters! When you’ve found them all, return your map to collect your prize! Maps are typically available at various merchandise locations, while Disney Traders and World Traveler usually serve as the map return locations. The Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt begins March 19.
Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration
Another fun scavenger hunt (especially for the kiddos!) is Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration. You’ll purchase a map and stickers (found at most merchandise locations) before you embark on Spike’s pollination trail. Find Spike at each location identified on the map, and return to World Traveler or Disney Traders to collect your prize.
Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth
Visit the Health Full Trail along Imagination Walkway to learn about how to stay healthy. This walk is described as “whimsical” and is meant to “inspire youthful energy and creativity” for the whole family.
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.
- Outdoor Escapes Presented by OFF!® Repellents at 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! Note: closes at dusk.
- Floating Gardens
Peer upon more than 100 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the walkway between Future World and the World Showcase.
- Festival Blooms
Admire thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas overlooking Future World’s East and West lakes.
- Prehistoric Garden at Future World West — New for 2021!
Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
- Bold Bromeliads at Future World West by the Land
- The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board™ at Future World
Learn about honey bees’ critical role in the environment, and enjoy sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work. Located near Imagination! Pavilion.
- Tropical Rainforest Garden at Mexico Pavilion
Discover the rich biodiversity of the Mexican rainforest and learn about its highly adaptive species.
- Extraordinary Orchids at Mexico Pavilion
Set eyes on these spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
- Bamboo Garden at China Pavilion
Visit this garden to see bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
- Chinese Zodiac Topiary Garden at China Pavilion
Celebrate the year of the Ox in this inspired display of Zodiac animals, made entirely from dried plant material.
- Alpine Miniature Garden at Germany Pavilion
Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
- Growing the Future presented by Murata Electronics at Germany Pavilion
Beginning in April, join our friends from Science from Scientists® in a fun and fascinating experience that explores how cutting-edge technology from Murata, paired with agricultural science, can transform the way we seed the future.
- Garden Italiano at 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.
- Kokedama Garden at Japan Pavilion
Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
- Bonsai Collection at Japan Pavilion
Learn about the ancient art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend to these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.
- Urban Spice Garden at Morocco Pavilion
Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends, once considered more valuable than gold.
- English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London®
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 tea blends.
- Shakespeare Garden at 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.