|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.
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.
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 Festivals opening ceremony at 9:30 am.
Be among the first to purchase this limited edition stamp and experience all thats
|Party in the Garden
April 28, 29 & 30
Visit three fun-filled
areas throughout the weekend where youll 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
Kids Paint Out.
May 12, 13 & 14
special day! Stop by the Festival Center and see beautiful floral arrangements in
the Mothers Day floral display. Moms are treated to a flower, exclusively on
|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!
May 28, 29 & 30
Dont 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.
June 9, 10 & 11
calendars! Dont miss the last chance to enjoy the Epcot® International Flower & Garden
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
- When: May 13th and
- 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
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 60s and
70s at the America Gardens Theatre
ENTERTAINMENT*: Showtimes at 5:45pm,
7:00pm and 8:15pm
April 28May 1
Paul Revere and The
The Guess Who
May 30-June 1
June 6 & 7
and showtimes subject to change without notice)
SPECIAL EXHIBITS & HIGHLIGHTS
(all information below subject to change without
Especially for Kids
- Ultimate Backyard Garden Party - Morocco Pavilion
Experience this fun-filled backyard packed with ideas you can do at your childs 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 Bells Fairy Garden - Imagination Walkway
Explore Fairyland where pixies frolic and woodland creatures play and youll even
find a few surprises along the way. Appreciated by children ages 2-5.
- SpaceNet Minnies Magnificent Butterfly
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
- Minnies 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
Donald and Daisy come to life in topiary as they navigate through the tunnel
- 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
- 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
From topiary to hanging baskets, get a behind the scenes look at how
Disneys Horticulture makes some of its most popular elements.
- Sculpture Garden
Future World West
See works of art on loan from some of Floridas 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
- Fragrance Garden
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)
This unique art form of dwarf trees is an ancient technique that predates its Japanese
counterpart by hundreds of years.
- Italian Container Gardens
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)
Hear how water and bamboo transform into a musical experience in this kinetic garden.
- Bonsai Collection
Discover the ancient art of bonsai showcased throughout the serene Japan
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
James April 21, 22, 23
Roger Swain April
28, 29, 30
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
- Special Appearances
Archivist: Dave Smith
April 22 / 1:00 & 4:00 pm
Spokesperson: Marie Perti April 21 23 / 1:00 & 3:00
- 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 &
Outdoors In - Bring outside into your home. Get ideas on creating your own indoor
- May 8 - May 11: Kurt Sauerman &
Flowering Trees For All Seasons - Discover twelve trees with color for each month of the
- 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 &
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.
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
Find artisans and handcrafted garden gifts!
- Garden Shop World Showcase Promenade, Canada
Find Festival poster and pins and plants, pots and more!
- Garden Retreat - World Showcase Promenade, Canada Pavilion
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 Conservancys 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
- April 21 - April 30
Carlos Millet, Artist & Owner of Calochos 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
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
- Teddy Bear and Doll Celebration
(Sunday, May 21)
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