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2017 Flower & Garden Festival Overview

One of the most welcome signs of spring is Epcot’s 24th annual International Flower & Garden Festival. While the grounds at Epcot are always beautiful, the Flower and Garden Festival takes them to the next level.

The Garden Rocks Concerts will now take place 4 days each week instead of 3 and dining packages will be available.

Two new outdoor kitchens will be added, bringing the total to 15. 

Throughout Epcot, almost 100 topiaries will be on display. A new Belle topiary with sculpted facial features and a golden ball gown made of Joseph’s Coat plants will debut in the France Pavilion. A new Figment topiary will be placed in front of the Imagination pavilion; Figment will stand 6 feet tall and be atop a yellow ball of Joseph’s Coat plants that is 5 feet in diameter. As always, a new topiary creation will be waiting just inside the entrance. Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, and Pluto will recreate a vintage short film with a floral maypole.

To celebrate the June 2017 release of Cars 3, the interactive play gardens will be reimagined and will include a new topiary with a character from the film. The Music Garden Melodies play area will return as well. 

In front of Spaceship Earth, Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie will take their places, along with Chip and Dale posing for a “Fresh Epcot” selfie and guest photo op.

Perennial Flower and Garden favorites such as the English Tea Garden, Butterflies on the Go, special kids’ activities, and Ask An Expert will be returning. Illuminated topiary and play gardens will light up at night for a whole new festival experience.

Throughout the event, Disney horticulturists and garden experts will conduct seminars, sharing tips and secrets for you to try at home.

70,000 bedding plants will surround the Future World east and west lakes and 220 mini-gardens will be floating out on the water.

Don’t forget to pick up one of the special gift cards that are created for this event too! They’re tiny and are attached to a bracelet made out of what looks like an old telephone cord. Take a look at the 2017 edition below.


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Purchase an acrylic, dishwasher safe wine glass as a tangible momento of your visit to Epcot’s World Showcase for $5.

2017 Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries

2018 information will be added when it becomes available.

  • Welcome Spring Fun, Food and Flowers – inspired by a vintage Walt Disney short film will spring to life with a floral-festooned maypole featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy and Pluto as they help get ready for Fresh Epcot®!
  • Festival Blooms – Future World East and West Lake
  • Fantasia – Future World West
  • Ranger Mickey & Friends – Future World
  • Figment – Future World behind Spaceship Earth
  • Stitch – Fountain-side of MouseGear
  • Disney Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear – Near Mission Space
  • Disney Pixar’s Cruz Besouro from the – Near Test Track
  • Phineas and Ferb – Near Odyssey Bridge
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Pluto – Showcase Plaza
  • Anna and Elsa – Norway
  • Bromeliad Dragon – China
  • Panda presented by Disneynature – China
  • The Lion King Featuring Mufasa, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Sarabi, Simba and Timon – The Outpost between the Germany and China Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany
  • Lady and the Tramp – Italy
  • Disney Pixar’s Woody – The American Adventure
  • Beauty and the Beast – France
  • Belle – France
  • The Three Caballeros – Mexico
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends – United Kingdom
  • Peter Pan, Tinker Bell & Fairy Houses from Pixie Hollow – United Kingdom
  • Bambi and Friends featuring Bambi, Flower, and Thumper – Canada

2018 Outdoor Kitchens at World Showcase

(2018 Pricing will be added as soon as it is available.)

Click here for photos of the 2017 Outdoor Kitchen menus

Food:

  • Lamb chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry Gastrique
  • Field Greens with fresh Strawberries, Crisp Quinoa, Strawberry Vinaigrette and Spiced Pecans (V)
  • Warm Wild Berry Buckle with Pepper Berry Gelato (V)

Beverages:

  • JDub’s Brewing Company Blueberry IPA, Sarasota, FL
  • Island Grove Blueberry Moscato, Hawthorne, FL
  • Twinings® Green Tea Berry Mint Julep
  • Twinings Green Tea Berry Mint Julep (Non-alcoholic)

Food:

  • Roasted Cauliflower with Buckwheat Honey Carrot Puree, Wild Rice Pilaf, Asparagus, Honey Blistered Grapes and Sunflower Brittle (GF) (V)
  • Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread with White Cheddar Cheese, charred vegetables, Clover Honey Sour Cream and Micro Watercress
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses

Beverages:

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Co. Orange Blossom Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with Blueberry Vodka
  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze (Non-alcoholic)

Food:

  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood Smoked Bacon (GF)
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato

Beverages:

  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Crown Royal Maple Whisky
  • Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Maudite Amber Ale, Chambly, Québec
  • Unibroue À Tout Le Monde Saison, Chambly, Québec
  • Unibroue Éphémère White Ale, Chambly, Québec
  • Beer Flight

Food:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve (V)

Beverages:

  • Coastal Empire Beer Co. Coco Piña Gose, Savannah, GA
  • Maui Brewing Co. Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI
  • SweetWater Brewing Company Goin’ Coastal IPA with Pineapple, Atlanta, GA
  • Pineapple Beer Flight
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Pineapple Soft-serve with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)
  • Pineapple Soft-serve with Fanta (Non-alcoholic)

Food:

  • Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce
  • Caribbean Conch Salad with Mango, Papaya and Pickled Red Onions
  • Tropical Mousse Cake: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple

Beverages:

  • Golden Road Brewing Tart Mango Cart Wheat Ale, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tropical Freeze with Cruzan Mango Rum
  • Tropical Freeze (Non-alcoholic)

Food:

  • Pork Taco: Slow-braised Pork Taco served with Apple Relish, Goat Cheese and Chile de Árbol Sauce
  • Chilaquiles: Chilaquiles served with Chorizo, Mexican Cream and Cotija Cheese
  • Capirotada: Bread Pudding served with Rompope

Beverages:

  • Tiger Lily Sangria
  • Rose Margarita
  • Violet Cassis Punch
  • Daisy Spicy Beer

Food:

  • Spicy Meatballs with Crispy Tofu
  • Fried Chicken Dumplings with Peanut Sauce
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V)

Beverages:

  • Oolong Peach Bubble Tea (Non-alcoholic)
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango and Orange Juice
  • BaiJoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • Plum Wine Cooler
  • Tsingtao Lager

Food:

  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (V)
  • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries

Beverages:

  • Hugo-Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint
  • Paulaner Original Munich Lager
  • Ayinger Bräu Weisse Hefeweizen, Munich, Germany
  • Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager
  • Beer Flight

Food:

  • Frittata di Asparagi: Asparagus Frittata, Mixed Greens and Citrus Dressing (GF) (V)
  • Firtto Misto: Crispy Shrimps, Zucchini and Spicy Sauces
  • Ravioli: Maine Lobster Ravioli with Vodka Sauce
  • Panna Cotta al Melone: Cantaloupe Panna Cotta (GF) (V)

Beverages:

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato
  • Bellini: Sparking Wine and Peach Purée
  • Frozen Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
  • Moretti Lager L’Autentica
  • Moretti La Rossa

Food:

  • Pulled Pig Slider with Coleslaw
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue and House-made Pickle
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños
  • Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans (V)

Beverages:

  • Zen of Zin Old Vine, California
  • Central 28 Brewing Company Sunshine Greetings Orange Hibiscus Wheat Ale, DeBary, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Phantasmas Spicy Double IPA, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout, Clearwater, FL
  • Beer Flight
  • Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine
  • Frozen Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)

Food:

  • Frushi: Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry and Melon rolled with Coconut Rice, sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream with Raspberry Sauce on the side (V)
  • Ginger Beef Yaki Udon: Thin-sliced Beef, Onions and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger
  • Teriyaki Salmon with Furikake Seasoned Brown Rice (GF)

Beverages:

  • Pineapple Momo Sake Cocktail
  • Kara Super Dry Sake
  • Sapporo Premium Black Lager

Food:

  • Harissa Chicken Kebab with Dried Fruit Couscous Salad
  • Fried Cauliflower with Capers, Garlic Parsley and Chili Ranch Sauce
  • Walnut Honey Baklava

Beverages:

  • Desert Rose: Sparkling Wine topped with Pomegranate Liqueur
  • White Sangria
  • Casa Beer

Food:

  • Carne Guisada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream
  • Spicy Blackened Shrimp and Stone-ground Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Local Sweet Corn Relish
  • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue

Beverages:

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Key Lime Sparkling Wine, St Petersburg, FL
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Quat Seasonal Fruit Ale
  • Big Top Brewing Company Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat, Sarasota, FL
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Monarch Milk Stout, Gainesville, FL
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy with Tamiami Florida Gin
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy (Non-alcoholic)
  • Beer Flight

Food:

  • Tarte à la Tomate Provençale: Provencal Tomato Tart with Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Pastry Crust (V)
  • Canard Confit Aux Gnocchi à la Parisienne: Braised Duck Confit with Parisian Gnocchi
  • Macaron au Chocolat en Sucette: Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop (GF)

Beverages:

  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Grey Goose Orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice
  • Kir Pomegranate: Sparkling Wine, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Village de France
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664

Food:

  • Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Branston Dressing with Pears
  • House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare
  • Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries (V) (GF)

Beverages:

  • McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider, West Seneca, NY
  • Florida Beer Company Caribé Pineapple Tropical Hard Cider, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Ciderboys Grand Mimosa Apple Orange Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Cider Flight
  • Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider, California (Non-alcoholic)

Future World Coffee Cart Hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • The Final Lap: Iced Tea topped with Frozen Passion Fruit with Vodka

Port of Entry Coffee Cart Hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Garden of Guava: Frozen Pink Guava topped with Rum or Vodka

American Adventure Coffee Cart Hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Strawberry Piña Colada: Frozen Piña Colada and Strawberry with Rum

Showcase Coffee Cart Hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Orange Blossom Twist: Frozen Orange Pineapple topped with Vodka

2018 Garden Rocks Concert Series

Show times 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays in the America Gardens Theatre.

Flower Power Concert Series photos

  • 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 “Slow Ride”
  • April 8-9: Survivor “Eye of the Tiger”
  • April 13-14: Smash Mouth “All Star”
  • April 15-16: Rick Springfield “Jessie’s Girl”
  • April 20-21: Jo Dee Messina “Stand by Me”
  • April 22-23: Lonestar “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 “Hotel California”
  • May 18-21: The Guess Who “American Woman”
  • May 25-28: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

 Note: The concert schedule is subject to change without notice.

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Festival Center

2018 information will be added when it becomes available.

This area is open from on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and is where you can find many of the seminars and presentations featured during the Festival.

  • Garden Information Desk – Ask questions of Master Gardeners from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) at the University of Florida.
  • Garden Theater – See the making of the Festival
  • Horticulture Heritage – See how horticulture has played a role in creating Walt’s vision
  • Greenhouse Stage – Gardening specialists will share their expertise at 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Fresh Epcot Stage – Demonstrations from experts at 12:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Spotlight Stage – Planting tips from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) at the University of Florida.
  • Festival Stage – A variety of horticulture topics
  • Intermissions Cafe – stop by for a selection of wine, cheese, wraps and salads
  • Festival Center Shop – Flower & Garden Festival-themed merchandise and more. 

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Garden Destinations