Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot Flower & Garden details 2018

When: February 28 – May 28, 2018

Where: Epcot at Walt Disney World

Cost: Free with paid park admission

What’s new?

  • Spike the Honey Bee Scavenger Hunt
  • Mickey, Minnie and Goofy topiaries welcome guests to the 2018 Flower and Garden Festival
  • Imagination Play Garden – Explore a play garden for children of all ages near Imagination Walkway (closes at dusk). Test reflexes on a net play climber, discover different sounds through a musical maze and use your senses.
  • 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.
  • More TBA

What’s returning?

  • Outdoor kitchens offering delectable bites and libations
  • Dozens of world-renowned, Disney-themed topiaries
  • Breathtaking garden spaces and wildlife habitats
  • Inspirational exhibits, seminars and how-to demonstrations
  • An outdoor concert series featuring fan-favorite bands

Review: Best Food of the 2018 Flower and Garden Festival

Photos: 2018 Flower and Garden Merchandise

2018 Flower and Garden Menus

2018 Flower and Garden Guide Map

2018 Flower and Garden Merchandise Preview

2018 Flower and Garden Topiaries

2018 Flower and Garden News

2018 Flower and Garden Outdoor Kitchen Reviews

Garden Rocks Concert Series Lineup – American Gardens Theater

Showtimes are 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM

  • March 2-5: Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
  • March 9-12: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • March 16-19: Simple Plan “Welcome to My Life”
  • March 23-26: Little River Band “Reminiscing”
  • March 30-April 2: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
  • April 6-7: Foghat (NEW!) “Slow Ride”
  • April 8-9: Survivor (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Eye of the Tiger”
  • April 13-14: Smash Mouth (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “All Star”
  • April 15-16: Rick Springfield (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Jessie’s Girl”
  • April 20-21: Jo Dee Messina (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Stand Beside Me”
  • April 22-23: Lonestar (NEW!) “Amazed”
  • April 27-30: Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
  • May 4-7: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”
  • May 11-12: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
  • May 13-14: Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles (NEW!) “Hotel California”
  • May 18-21: The Guess Who “American Woman”
  • May 25-28: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

Epcot Flower & Garden details 2017

When: March 01 – May 29, 2017

Where: Epcot at Walt Disney World

Cost: Free with park admission

What’s new?

  • 6-foot-tall Figment topiary is new to the Flower and Garden Festival, but we’ve seen him at the Festival of the Arts
  • Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, and Pluto will have brand new topiaries at the front entrance inspired by a vintage Walt Disney short film
  • Belle will be getting a next-generation topiary that will be similar in style to Snow White, Anna, and Elsa
  • Cars themed interactive play garden will have a new character from Cars 3
  • Two new Outdoor Kitchens
  • Garden Rocks Concert Series will take place 4 days per week instead of 3
  • Festival Center will have extended operating hours from Wednesday, March 1st through Sunday, March 5th. After that, operating hours return to Friday through Sunday during the Festival

What’s returning?

  • Character topiaries will still be scattered throughout World Showcase
  • All 13 Outdoor kitchens from 2016 will return
  • “Butterflies on the Go” butterfly garden
  • Garden Rocks concert series
  • Festival Center
  • Music Garden Melodies
  • Huey, Dewey, and Louie will share space with Chip and Dale for a “Fresh Epcot” selfie near the bridge from Future World to World Showcase
  • Nearly 100 topiaries in all
  • Edible flowers, plants that benefit health and healing, and a pollinator paradise
  • Over 70,000 bedding plants will surround Future World east and west lakes
  • 220 mini-gardens in the Future World lakes

2017 Flower & Garden Topiaries

2017 Outdoor Kitchen Menus and Prices

2017 Outdoor Kitchen Food Passport

2017 Festival Center Photo Tour

2017 Garden Rocks Concert Series lineup

  • March 3 & 4: Jon Secada
  • March 5 & 6: Dennis DeYoung featuring the music of STYX
  • March 10 – 13: The Pointer Sisters
  • March 17 &  18: Simple Plan – NEW
  • March 19 & 20: Plain White T’s
  • March 24 –  27: Night Ranger
  • March 31 – April 3: Little River Band
  • April 7 – 10: Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice
  • April 14 – 17: Gin Blossoms
  • April 21 – 24: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • April 28 & 29: Exposé – NEW
  • April 30 & May 1: Berlin featuring Terri Nunn – NEW
  • May 5 – 8: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
  • May 12 – 15: The Guess Who
  • May 19 – 22: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 26 – 29: The Spinners

 


Epcot Flower & Garden details 2016

When: March 2 – May 30, 2016

Where: Epcot at Walt Disney World

Cost: Free with park admission

What’s new?

Quite a few new things await guests at this year’s Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.

  • Huey, Dewey and Louie topiaries will feature floral interpretations of Donald’s nephews inspired by a 1943 Donald Duck comic book called “The Victory Garden” at the Epcot front-entrance garden display with Donald and Daisy.
  • Harmony Gardens musical playground will debut featuring Disney’s Fab Five topiaries of “band leader” Mickey Mouse plus Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck topiaries. With the playground’s interactive drums, chimes and xylophones, children can create their own musical sounds as well as climb around.
  • Ranger Mickey topiary garden in Future World will offer a photo opportunity featuring a Spaceship Earth backdrop to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.
  • Anna and Elsa topiaries will move to the Norway pavilion from their spot last year in World Showcase Plaza.
  • A new edible flower garden by The Land pavilion will showcase petals with flavor.
  • La Isla Fresca outdoor kitchen features Jamaican Braised Beef with Pigeon-Pea Rice and Jerk-Spiced Grouper or Chicken with Mango Salsa.
  • Cider House outdoor kitchen will feature Field Greens salad with greens harvested from The Land pavilion, heirloom apples, Stilton cheese and dried blueberries will pair well with a blueberry hard cider from Plant City, Florida.
  • April 8-10 – The new Family Fun Weekend presents outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy and a Festival Center focus on bugs with Disney’s Animal Kingdom specialists.
  • On the south side of Spaceship Earth, Disney gardeners will paint the landscape with a Floral Sun garden and yellow “sunbursts” will sprout in a new Future World topiary garden featuring Minnie Mouse and Pluto.

What’s returning

  • Character topiaries will still be scattered throughout World Showcase.
  • Outdoor kitchens Urban Farm Eats, Pineapple Promenade, Fleur de Lys, Florida Fresh, Taste of Marrakesh, Hanami, The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews, Primavera Kitchen, Lotus House, Bauernmarkt and Jardin de Fiestas.
  • “Butterflies on the Go” butterfly garden
  • Garden Rocks concert series
  • Fun Fresh Weekends
  • Festival Center

2016 Flower & Garden Topiaries

Garden Rocks Concert Series lineup

  • March 4-6: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
  • March 11-13: Starship starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • March 18-20: Little River Band “Lady”
  • March 25-27: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
  • April 1-3: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”
  • April 8-10: The Guess Who “These Eyes”
  • April 15-17: NEW! Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
  • April 22-24: NEW! Brian Howe, former lead singer of Bad Company “Can’t Get Enough”
  • April 29-May 1: NEW! Georgia Satellites “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”
  • May 6-8: Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
  • May 13-15: NEW! Darlene Love “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home”
  • May 20-22: Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
  • May 27-30: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

2016 Eggs-travaganza