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2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: Topiaries, Food, Music, & More!

The 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival comes to Disney World starting March 6th and runs through June 3rd, 2019.  This much anticipated festival combines millions of blooms, Disney character topiaries, carefully crafted gardens, incredible food, and iconic musical entertainers.  This is definitely not something to be missed.

Each Spring Epcot is transformed info an amazing display of color that goes far beyond the usually impressive landscaping.  The results are breath-taking and will delight the gardeners and the casual observers alike.

The 2019 version of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is now bigger and better than ever.  Here are some of facts and figures:

  • 90 days to enjoy this year's festival
  • 25 different Disney Character topiary displays
  • 21 different Gardens especially created for the festival
  • 33 Different bands appearing during the Garden Rocks Concert Series
  • 3 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Members performing during Garden Rocks Concert Series
  • 16 different Outdoor Kitchens with over 100 food and drink offerings
  • Over 1,000,000 blooms during the festival across Epcot

Disney Character Topiaries

Come see your favorite Disney Characters captured in living topiary form all around Epcot!

  • Anna and Elsa from Frozen
    Located at the Norway Pavilion
  • Bambi and Friends
    Featuring Flower, Bambi and Thumper
    Located between the United Kingdom Pavilion and Canada Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Bo Peep and Her Sheep with Buzz Lightyear and Woody from the Disney•Pixar Toy Story Films
    Located at Future World East
  • Bromeliad Dragon
    Located at the China Pavilion
  • Captain Hook and Peter Pan
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Chip ‘n Dale and Donald Duck with Huey, Dewey and Louie
    Located near Showcase Plaza Towers, East and West
  • Daisy Duck and the Floral Stars of the Show
    Located near Spaceship Earth
  • Figment
    Located near the Imagination! Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp
    Located at the Italy Pavilion
  • Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Disney•Pixar Cars Films
    Located near Test Track
  • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Enjoy a Picnic with Topiary Hearts
    Located at Showcase Plaza
  • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
    Located at the American Adventure Pavilion
  • Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Pandas
    Located at the China Pavilion
  • Pluto and Goofy
    Located between Future World and World Showcase
  • Simba and Friends
    Featuring Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi
    Located at The Outpost Shop
  • Snow White and Dopey
    Located at the Germany Pavilion
  • Stitch
    Located at Mission: SPACE
  • The Three Caballeros
    Featuring Jose, Donald and Panchito
    Located at the Mexico Pavilion
  • Topiary Flowers
    Located near MouseGear
  • Topiary Sunflowers
    Located at the American Gardens Theatre
  • Troll
    Presented by Adventures by Disney®
    Located at the Norway Pavilion
  • Welcome to the 2019 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival
    Featuring Topiary Butterflies
    Located at the Main Entrance
  • Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion

Spectacular Gardens

There are 21 different gardens to explore throughout Epcot that were especially created for the Flower & Garden Festival by the Disney horticultural staff.

  • Alpine Container Garden – Visit the Germany Pavilion to learn about hearty alpine plants that have adapted to survive in extreme temperatures and are the perfect match for windy balconies, cold-weather climates and sloped or parched landscapes.

  • Bamboo Garden – As a member of the grass family, bamboo can be found at the China Pavilion in many colors, patterns and sizes.

  • Barrels by the Bay– March 8 to 10, Guests will have the chance to liven up rain barrels using paint and a variety of fun stencils. The barrels are Coke Florida syrup receptacles, recycled to protect community waterways from stormwater runoff pollution. Look for this display adjacent to Fountain of Nations, near Mouse Gear.

  • 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.

  • Chinese Zodiac Natural Sculptures
    Located at the China Pavilion

  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London®
    – Discover the history and art of tea blending at this elegant English Tea Garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion, featuring plants important to some of Twinings finest tea blends.

  • Family Play Zone – Discover engaging, interactive fun for kids and adults alike at this Toy Story 4-themed play area located by the walkway to Test Track.

  • Festival Blooms – Behold colorful, living panoramas composed of thousands of flowers, overlooking the east and west lakes of Future World.

  • Floating Mini-Gardens – Peer upon more than 100 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the walkway between Future World and the World Showcase.

  • 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.

  • The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZ – Visit this foliage-filled exhibit at Future World West to view a kaleidoscope of butterflies and observe several species up close, learning about their life cycles and maybe even witnessing them emerging from chrysalises.

  • The Honey Bee-Stro – Learn about the importance of honeybees in this immersive garden. You can also enjoy food options—made possible by their hard work—from the adjoining outdoor kitchen near the Imagination! Pavilion.

  • Kokedama Garden – Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this garden featuring bonsai creations.

  • Penguin Sculpture – NEW! Disneynature presents a newly minted penguin sculpture, created from repurposed trash pulled from our oceans. Find this spirited artwork at Future World West.

  • 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.

  • Play Garden – AdventHealth presents an 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.

  • Purple Martin Garden– Spot purple martins as they soar to and from their nests in our purple martin bird houses. These migratory birds flew over 3,000 miles from the Brazilian Amazon to raise their young right here at Epcot! Test your identification skills by finding the brown-and-white females, as well as the iridescent, all-purple males. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Cast Members will be on hand on Tuesdays and Fridays after 11:00 AM to answer questions you may have about these fascinating birds.

  • 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.

  • Tropical Rainforest Garden – Visit the Mexico Pavilion and learn how Mexican 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.

Garden Rocks Concerts

Come see FREE concerts every day of the festival performed by famous acts including 3 that you will find enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In all there are 33 different acts including: Rick Springfield, Jon Anderson of Yes, Don Felder of the EAGLES, The Guess Who, Air Supply, Richard Marx and much more.

Visit the 2019 Epcot Garden Rocks Concert Line-Up and Schedule  for more detail.

Amazing Food At The Outdoor Kitchens

If you love the great food events at Epcot then you must make sure that you attend the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The Outdoor Kitchens, as they are called, contain many tantalizing options that can only be found during the festival.

There are 16 different stations located mostly around the World Showcase that include tasting portions of entrees and desserts, as well as, a selection of interesting beers, wines, and specialty cocktails to enjoy.  Additionally there are also some special offerings at some of the year round food stops across Epcot.

Visit: 2019 Outdoor Kitchens - Full Menus  to check out the great food selections that your can taste at this year's festival.

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