Quick Guide to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

By Ben Drummond MVP

As the Epcot International Festival of the Arts has ended, another festival has made its way to the Epcot World Showcase this week. The Disney fan community knows this festival as the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Wondering what this year’s festival entails? Find out in this quick guide!

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What Is the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival?

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is a yearly festival hosted during the Spring at Epcot. It started back in 1993 making this years’ festival the 26th year! It is a festival that celebrates the season of Springtime, flowers, and gardening that happens all around the world. Regardless of where you are in the world, landscaping and cultivating nature is a part of every culture. This years’ festival takes place between March 6, 2019-June 3, 2019.

Figment topiary

A Figment topiary is just one of many characters you will see at the festival this year.

What Can One Expect at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival?

Each year the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival brings back classics as well as fresh innovations. Of course, the main exhibit in the Flower and Garden Festival is the flowers. All throughout Epcot, the park is decorated in stunning flowers and topiaries. In addition to the beautiful displays throughout the park, you can get some fresh food at the Outdoor Kitchens, catch a nightly concert at the Garden Rocks Concert Series, or even snag some Blooming’ Merchandise!


A display shows off Flower and Garden Festival merchandise.

Themed merchandise is available.

What’s Fresh at This Years’ Festival?

If you have been to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival each year, you may be wondering what exactly is new for this year’s’ festival? For starters, there are four new Outdoor Kitchens! Normally, there are 14 kitchens total (Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market; Fleur de Lys; Florida Fresh; Hanami; Jardin de Fiestas; La Isla Fresca; Lotus House; Northern Bloom; Pineapple Promenade; Primavera Kitchen; Taste of Marrakesh; THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews and The Honey Bee-Stro Hosted by National Honey Board).

Fruit sushi is shown on a plate above a floral display.

Fruit plus sushi equals Frushi!

The four new Outdoor Kitchens are Arbor At The Gardeners Terrace, Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted By AdventHealth, Citrus Blossom, and Trowel & Trellis Hosted By IMPOSSIBLE Foods. In addition to the new Outdoor Kitchens, a brand-new topiary makes its debut resulting in 25 different topiaries to see! The new display is themed to Bo Peep and her Sheep from Disney/Pixar’s film, Toy Story 4 that hits theaters June 21, 2019. While waiting for Toy Story 4 to premier, little ones can have fun playing at the all-new Toy Story 4 themed playground!

Winnie the Pooh topiary with balloon,

Are You Going to This Year’s Festival?

Will you be coming to the 26th Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival in 2019? It is not too late to plan a trip to see this amazing event in person. For assistance with a trip to the Flower and Garden Festival or any other vacation destination, click on this link for a no obligation quote.

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