Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival at the Walt Disney World Resort

Romance blooms at the 13th Annual Epcot® Flower and Garden Festival. Spring into the planting season at the biggest flower and garden party that ever bloomed. If it grows, it shows — from vibrant bedding plants to whimsical topiaries. And learn the tricks of the trade from Disney's own gardening crew. With the rockin' "Flower Power" Concert series and ladybug releases, it's a family event that's sure to grow on you.

Known by gardening aficionados for its celebrity guest speakers, hands-on seminars and planting demonstrations, this seven-week festival will showcase thirty million blooms, intricately designed floral beds, artfully crafted bonsai trees, lush rose gardens and plenty of Disney character topiaries.

April 21 - June 11, 2006

Admission to this event is included with valid Theme Park admission.  However, there are some events which will be priced separately. More information about these events will be provided at a future date.


Themed Weekends

April 21, 22 & 23

On April 21st, see the premiere of the United States Postal Service release the Art of Disney: Romance Commemorative Stamp Series during the Festival’s opening ceremony at 9:30 am.  Be among the first to purchase this limited edition stamp and experience all that’s new.

Party in the Garden 
April 28, 29 & 30

Visit three fun-filled areas throughout the weekend where you’ll be able to attend a party hosted by some of your favorite Disney Characters. 

Art in the Garden
May 5, 6 & 7

Get a unique look at nature through the eyes of “Plein Air” artists (May 6&7) and see one-of-a-kind works of art by Art in the Garden artists.  Be sure not to miss the “Kid’s Paint Out.”

Mother's Day
May 12, 13 & 14

Celebrate Mom’s special day!  Stop by the Festival Center and see beautiful floral arrangements in the Mother’s Day floral display.  Moms are treated to a flower, exclusively on May 14th.

Characters in Bloom
May 19, 20 & 21

Bring the whole Family to experience a weekend full of character.  More Disney Characters than ever will be springing up all over the park!

Memorial Day
May 28, 29 & 30

Don’t miss the chance to take part in an old-fashioned “field day” complete with fun and games.  Celebrate nature and the great outdoors and discover the joys of gardening!

I Dig Bugs
June 2, 3 & 4

Bugs are cool!  Get a close-up look at unusual critters, beneficial bees and join in a “good bug” release.  Learn about garden friends who help keep our plants healthy.

Festival Farewell
June 9, 10 & 11

Mark your calendars!  Don’t miss the last chance to enjoy the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival!

Mother's Day Brunch
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Mother's Day Brunch is available for booking.  Guests may call 407-939-3463 for reservations.  Epcot admission is required.

  • When:  May 13th and 14th
  • Where:  Epcot's World ShowPlace Pavilion (between United Kingdom and Canada pavilion)
  • Seating Times:  9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Entertainment:  Strolling guitarist throughout the dining room.
  • Menu:  Fresh baked pastries, bagels, and breakfast breads.  Omelet station, pasta stations, spring salads, roasted strip loin of beef, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, and buttered new potatoes.  Fruit pies, chocolate cake, tiramisu and English berry trifle. 
  • Children's buffet will be available featuring traditional children's favorites. 
  • Beverages include coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, soft drinks, assorted juices and milk are are included with the meal.  Each adult age 21 and up will be offered a complementary glass of champagne at the beginning of their meal.  Additional glasses of champagne, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Magic Your Way package plus Dining  (requires 2 Table Service Meals), Magic Your Way Premium Package and Magic Your Way Platinum Package

Prices:(Gratuity included)
Guests ages 3-9 -- $19.99 plus tax ; Guests ages 10 and up -- $44.99 plus tax


Flower Power Concert Series
Relax "under the stars" and enjoy music from the 60’s and 70’s at the America Gardens Theatre

ENTERTAINMENT*: Showtimes at 5:45pm, 7:00pm and 8:15pm

The Nelsons

April 21-24

The Buckinghams

April 25-27

Gary Puckett

April 28–May 1

Grass Roots

May 2–4

Paul Revere and The Raiders

May 5-8

The Association

May 9-11

Davy Jones

May 12-15

The Tokens

May 16-18

BJ Thomas

May 19-22

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

May 23-25

The Guess Who

May 26-29

Tony Orlando

May 30-June 1

Arlo Guthrie

June 2-5

The Turtles

June 6 & 7

Herman's Hermits

June 8-11



(Entertainment and showtimes subject to change without notice)

(all information below subject to change without notice)

Especially for Kids

  • Ultimate Backyard Garden Party - Morocco Pavilion
    Experience this fun-filled backyard packed with ideas you can do at your child’s next birthday party.  Climb, play, and explore this awesome party space.
  • Growing Future Gardeners - Future World East
    Visit a collection of unique gardens where families can garden and grow together.  Be inspired to create your own special garden at home where together parents and children can share and explore the magic that lives outdoors.
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy Garden - Imagination Walkway
    Explore Fairyland where pixies frolic and woodland creatures play and you’ll even find a few surprises along the way.  Appreciated by children ages 2-5.
  • SpaceNet – Minnie’s Magnificent Butterfly Garden
    Climb to the sky, reach for the stars and let your imagination soar on the SpaceNet!  Appreciated by children ages 5+.
  • Garden Railway – Germany Pavilion
    Make a stop at the Garden Railway!  See this Bavarian village participate in its own festival in the miniature.
  • WaterFULL World –Outpost
    Explore this unique garden and discover how water conservation helps us in our everyday lives. Appreciated by children ages 6-12.
  • Ladybug Release – (subject to availability)
    Help keep our plants healthy! Meet us at the WaterFULL World garden and join in the fun.  Daily 1:00 and 3:00 pm

Fun for Everyone

  • Minnie’s Magnificent Butterfly Garden - Innoventions East
    Experience hundreds of free-flying butterflies as you venture through lush foliage in this unique garden and butterfly house.
  • “Crazy Over Daisy” – Main Entrance
    Donald and Daisy come to “life” in topiary as they navigate through the tunnel of love.
  • “Living with the Land” Attraction – The Land Pavilion
    Cruise through a tropical greenhouse featuring bananas, jackfruits, and spices, then sail by 60-pound melons and gigantic pumpkins.  Photograph lettuce growing in 8-feet-tall spirals and marvel at a record-setting tomato “tree” that has produced over 25,000 fruit! Stay alert…there may be hidden Mickeys or hearts in our lettuce and pumpkin vines!
  • Behind the Seeds Greenhouse Tour – [Guests 3 - 9 $10.00; 10 & up $12.00]
    Take the entire family on an interactive backstage tour of The Land greenhouses and fish farm. Get up-close and personal with gigantic fruits, good bugs, fish and alligators! Do the herb-and-spice challenge, taste-test a greenhouse-grown vegetable, and sprout a seed in your pocket.  Learn ideas for growing your own food at home!  Call 407-WDW-TOUR for reservations. (Daily)
  • Epcot® Gardens of the World
    Guided tours designed especially for the garden enthusiasts!  A Disney Horticulturist will be your host on a three-hour tour of special displays and the award-winning international gardens.  Space is limited.  Call 407-WDW-TOUR for reservations. (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
  • Tricks of the Trade – Imagination Walkway
    From topiary to hanging baskets, get a “behind the scenes” look at how Disney’s Horticulture makes some of its most popular elements.
  • Sculpture Garden – Future World West
    See works of art on loan from some of Florida’s most prestigious collections in a beautiful garden setting.
  • Water Garden Wonders – Future World East
    Gather cool concepts for water gardens that add a “splash” of creativity to your landscape.
  • Fragrance Garden – France Pavilion
    Let your senses take over as you experience the pleasure of this captivating garden, featuring the radiant and sensual fragrances of Guerlain.  Explore the “love story” between plants, fragrance and perfume.
  • Penjing (Chinese Bonsai) – China Pavilion
    This unique art form of dwarf trees is an ancient technique that predates its Japanese counterpart by hundreds of years.
  • Italian Container Gardens – Italy Pavilion
    Feast your eyes on bouquets of blooms as they tumble down the side of classic Italian containers.  Collect planting ideas on how to combine colorful flowers, textured foliage and beautiful pots for dramatic results.
  • Shishi-odoshi (Clacker Garden) – Japan Pavilion
    Hear how water and bamboo transform into a musical experience in this kinetic garden.
  • Bonsai Collection – Japan Pavilion
    Discover the ancient art of bonsai showcased throughout the serene Japan garden.  

Festival Center
Open Daily 9:00 am - 7:00 pm inside Innoventions West

  • Great American Gardeners - 11:00 am & 2:00 pm, Fri – Sun
    Learn from the pros!  Nationally recognized green thumbs offer exciting and interactive demonstrations.

Paul James  April 21, 22, 23
Roger Swain  April 28, 29, 30
Clyde Butcher   May 5, 6, 7
Robert Bendick Jr. May 5, 6, 7
Raymond Western  May 12, 13, 14
Jaret Daniels  May 19, 20, 21
Pat Lanza  May 26, 27, 28
Robert Bowden  June 2, 3, 4
Tom MacCubbin  June 9, 10, 11

  • Ask an Expert- Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Get your gardening questions answered!  “Master Gardeners” from IFAS at the University of Florida will be available to answer your questions.
  • Disney Gardening at Home – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm Mon – Thur
    Get the “inside scoop” from Disney experts.  Learn tips and secrets that you can use in your own garden.
  • Planting Pointers- Daily 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
    Join the gardening experts from IFAS at the University of Florida as they present great gardening ideas for everyone.

Gardening for the Birds  04/21 - 04/27
Vegetable Success  04/28 - 05/04
Landscaping for the Environment 05/05 - 05/11
Herbs for Everyone  05/12 - 05/18
Wildlife Friendly Landscaping 05/19 - 05/25
Good Bug - Bad Bug  05/26 - 06/01
Hot Tropical Color  06/02 - 06/08
Compost Happens   06/09 - 06/11 

  • Art in the Garden Gallery
    View the gardens in a different way!  Art in the Garden artists showcase their work in this collection of one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
  • Festival Blooms
    Find your favorite Festival flower!  Check out the blooms featured in displays throughout the Park.
  • Festival Store
    Wander through our garden marketplace full of your Disney gardening favorites.  Invited garden merchants and artists from all over the country will display their products.
  • Special Appearances
    Disney Archivist: Dave Smith – April 22 / 1:00 & 4:00 pm
    Guerlain Spokesperson: Marie Perti – April 21 – 23 / 1:00 & 3:00 pm

Special Guests

  • April 24 - April 27: Rob Williams & Ira Wileman
    All About Orchids – See different varieties and get tips on care and orchid projects.
  • May 1 - May 4: Traci Benedict & Jennifer Walker
    Outdoors In - Bring outside into your home.  Get ideas on creating your own indoor sanctuary.
  • May 8 - May 11: Kurt Sauerman & Ken Howell
    Flowering Trees For All Seasons - Discover twelve trees with color for each month of the year!
  • May 15 – May 18: Jim Thompson & Sean Ward
    Bamboo Can Be For You – Create an uncommon garden space that really stands out!
  • May 22 - May 25: Renee Worrell & James Weller
    Improving a Topiary Tradition - See new techniques with sphagnum that brings a new dimension to a favorite Disney Horticulture tradition.
  • May 29 – June 1:Allison Brooks & Karla Watters
    Contain Your Plants – Get big results in small spaces; see the latest trends in container gardening.
  • June 5 – June 8: Debbie Mola Mickler & Carol Duncan
    Enchanted Fairy Gardens – Create a magical space at home and unearth the evolution of Fairy Gardens.

Festival Merchandise
Capture the splendor of the Festival with a unique keepsake!  Festival merchandise is available in the Garden Shop, Festival Marketplace and inside the Festival Center.  The Festival Center also features creative vendors from around the country showcasing their own artistic products for your home and garden.  Check out all of the merchandise - there is something for everyone!

  • Festival Marketplace – World Showcase Promenade, Mexico Pavilion side.
    Find artisans and handcrafted garden gifts!
  • Garden Shop – World Showcase Promenade, Canada Pavilion side.
    Find Festival poster and pins and plants, pots and more!
  • Garden Retreat - World Showcase Promenade, Canada Pavilion side.
    Refreshing beverages and treats.
  • April 21 & April 22, 12:00pm – 1:30pm Festival Center
    Dave Smith, Director of The Walt Disney Archives, will be available to sign his books Disney A to Z; the Official Encyclopedia and Disney: The First 100 Years.
  • April 21 & April 22, 10:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 4:00pm Festival Center
    Dave Pecheco, Terry McCaffrey and Peter Emmerich, artists of the new Disney Romance Stamp Series, will be available to sign their artwork.
  • May 5 - 7
    Photographer – Clyde Butcher and Nature Conservancy’s southeast division Vice President – Robert L. Bendick Jr.
  • April 20 -23 Guerlain - France Pavilion;7
    Marie Line Patry, Fragrance Specialist Director for Guerlain, will provide Guests with complimentary fragrance consultations.  Schedule an appointment at La Signature.
  • May 12 - 14
    Raymond Western, Guerlain perfume specialist, will provide Guests with complimentary consultations.  Schedule an appointment at La Signature.
  • May 23 - 27, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
    Guerlain is hosting a National Makeup Artist Team Event with three Guerlain National Makeup Artists available for complimentary makeup consultations.  Please stop by La Signature to schedule an appointment for your complimentary consultation.  Space is limited.
  • April 21 - April 30
    Carlos Millet, Artist & Owner of Calocho’s Designer, will be available to personalize your hand painted piggy bank in the Mexico Pavilion.  Join in the fun! Stop and see our "piggy fest.”
  • May 12 -14, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Christian Goebel, a sixth generation member of the W. Goebel Family, will be available to sign the newly released “True Love” M.I. Hummel figurine in Glas und Porzellan Shop at the Germany Pavilion.
    Wolfgang Kaudewitz, April 21 - May 15
    Ulrich Tendera, June 1 -15
    Master Painters for Goebel will also be available in Glas und Porzellan throughout the Festival to personalize your Goebel purchases.
  • May 19 – June 11
    Helmut Engel, founder of the Engel-Puppen, GmbH Doll Company, will be available to personalize your doll purchase in Der Teddybar in the Germany Pavilion.
  • May 5, 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    Newbery Honor-winning Author, Gail Carson Levine and illustrator, David Christiana will be available to sign her new novel Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg.
  • May 26-29, 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm
    Joachim Malessa, creator, sculptor and painter of German steins, will be available for signing your commemorative stein in Volkskunst Clocks & Crafts Shop in the Germany Pavilion.
  • Teddy Bear and Doll Celebration (Sunday, May 21) – World ShowPlace
    Join us at World ShowPlace and meet over 40 artisans as they showcase their beautifully created teddy bears and dolls.
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm - May 21
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