Complete Guide to Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Complete Guide to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival including menus

Complete Guide to Epcot Flower and Garden Festival pinEpcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is a yearly celebration of the beauty of nature and the delicacies that Disney World chefs design for a global palate.  It takes place from March 2 through May 30, 2016 and many activities are free for guests with valid admission.  Here’s a complete overview including the Flower & Garden Festival menus.  Don’t miss the beautiful topiaries and the fun Butterfly Garden!  Sample a wide variety of small dish samplers and drinks at each of the “Outdoor Kitchens.”

Disney topiaries

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Don’t miss any of the amazing living sculptures created by our world-class horticulturists. These plants have real character!

  • NEW! Fresh Food, Fun & Flowers Main Entrance See Donald, Daisy, Huey, Dewey and Louie as they help get ready for Fresh Epcot®!
  • NEW! Ranger Mickey & Friends Presented by National Parks Foundation Future World East
  • Disney Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear Future World East Fantasia Future World West
  • Phineas and Ferb Future World East Minnie Mouse and Pluto Showcase Plaza
  • Anna and Elsa Norway Bromeliad Dragon China Simba and Friends Outpost
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Germany Lady and the Tramp Italy
  • Disney Pixar’s Woody The American Adventure
  • Beauty and the Beast France
  • Cinderella and Prince Charming France
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends United Kingdom Peter Pan,
  • Captain Hook and Tick-Tock Croc United Kingdom
  • Bambi and Friends Canada

FESTIVAL CENTER

FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 10:00 a m –5:00 p m

Every weekend at Epcot is a new adventure where you can attend complimentary gardening presentations and meet a variety of gardening, horticulture and outdoor specialists for tips that will help you create your very own unique outdoor experience!

  • GARDEN INFORMATION DESK Connect with Master Gardeners from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 10:00am–5:00pm
  • GARDEN THEATER See the “making” of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 10:00am–5:00pm
  • HORTICULTURE HERITAGE Heritage of Disney’s Horticulture See how horticulture has played a key role in creating Walt’s vision 10:00am–5:00pm
  • GREENHOUSE STAGE For Guest Speakers, visit FreshEpcot.com/FunFreshWeekends 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • FRESH EPCOT STAGE For Guest Speakers, visit FreshEpcot.com/FunFreshWeekends 12:00pm and 3:00pm
  • SPOTLIGHT STAGE Planting Pointers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences 1:00pm and 4:00pm
  • FESTIVAL STAGE See a variety of Disney’s horticulture topics 10:00am–5:00pm

FUN FRESH WEEKENDS

LOCATED THROUGHOUT EPCOT SELECT FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

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  • APRIL 1–3 Art in the Garden Weekend
    See nature through the eyes of “Plein Air” artists and one-of-a-kind Disney works of art.
    World Showcase, 11:00am–7:00pm
  • APRIL 8–10 NEW! Outdoor Family Fun Weekend!
    Experience the benefits of being outdoors in nature while sharing time together with friends and family at select Festival gardens. Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Specialists Bugs are cool! See beneficial insects and other creatures that play important roles in nature.
    Festival Center, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • APRIL 22–24 Earth Day Weekend
    Celebrate the place we all call home with special activities and more located at select Festival gardens. The Seas with Nemo & Friends® Discover more about conservation efforts to protect coral reefs, sea turtles, sharks and the many other amazing creatures that call our oceans home.
    The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion
  • APRIL 29–MAY 1 Florida Fresh Weekend
    Discover the bounty of our state from Apalachicola to Zellwood!
    Festival Center, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • MAY 6–8 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
    See amazing floral designs that defy  description.
    Festival Center, 10:00am–5:00pm

ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS

The Disney Conservation Fund is protecting nature and increasing the time kids and families spend outdoors through grants to nonprofit organizations featured throughout the 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Look for gardens marked with the Disney Conservation Fund logo and discover new ways to explore nature with your family!

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PLAY AREAS

  • Cactus Road Rally Test Track®, closes at dusk
  • NEW! Music Garden Melodies Walkway near Imagination!,

Illuminated after dark GARDENS

  • Purple Martins
    Presented by Audubon Florida Discover purple martins, small migratory songbirds that have traveled an incredible 3,000 miles from the Brazilian Amazon to raise their families at Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Butterflies on the Go Presented by GoGo squeeZ®
    Club Cool, closes at dusk
  • NEW! Ranger Mickey & Friends Presented by National Park Foundation
    Where is your closest national park? Take a family photo with Topiary Ranger Mickey and Find Your Park with the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service. Future World East
  • Backyard Habitat Presented by National Wildlife Federation
    Get inspired to build wildlife-friendly spaces in your backyard.
  • Nature Works Everywhere Presented by The Nature Conservancy
    Explore how kids can create gardens that help their school yards filter water, provide wildlife habitats, and improve the soil.

GARDEN ROCKS CONCERT SERIES

AMERICA GARDENS THEATRE FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
5:30pm, 6:45pm & 8:00pm

  • 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 “Reminiscing”
  • 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 “American Woman”
  • 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 (Monday) – The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

OUTDOOR KITCHENS

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  • Urban Farm Eats Walkway – near Imagination!
    • Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions
    • B&W Gourmet Farms Baby Arugula
    • Feta and Balsamic Reduction Vegetable and White Bean “Naanwich” with Arugula Pesto and Oven-dried Tomatoes featuring Seeds of Change® Quinoa
    • Brown & Red Rice Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragoût, Spring Vegetables and Marble Potatoes
    • Avivé Natural Peach Sparkling Wine
    • France King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir
    • Oregon Sierra Nevada Otra Vez Chico, CA
    • Urban Mary
  • Pineapple Promenade – World Showcase Promenade
    • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Taro Chips
    • Pineapple Soft-serve
    • Sparkling Pineapple Wine
    • Florida Orange Groves Winery St. Petersburg, FL
    • Ocean Tropical Pineapple Hard Cider, Florida Beer Company Cape Canaveral, FL
    • Pineapple Soft-serve with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
    • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
  • NEW! La Isla Fresca – World Showcase Promenade
    • Jerk-spice Grouper or Chicken with Mango Salsa, Chayote and Green Papaya Slaw with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette
    • Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro
    • Tres Leches with Guava Purée
    • Red Stripe Jamaican Style Lager
    • Frozen Simply Tropical™ Juice Drink with Cruzan Mango Rum
    • Frozen Simply Tropical™ Juice Drink (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Jardin de Fiestas – Mexico
    • Tacos de Camarón Tempura Shrimp served with Hibiscus Flower, Caramelized Onions and Habanero Sauce
    • Corn Tortilla Quesadilla served with Roasted Mushrooms and Zucchini Blossom topped with Green Tomatillo Sauce
    • Flan de Rosas served with Hibiscus Reduction
    • Tecate Light Beer
    • Rose Margarita
    • Elderflower Watermelon Sangria
  • Lotus House – China
    • Gaoli Beef Bun
    • Beijing-style Candied Strawberries
    • Vegetable Spring Roll with Orange Sauce
    • Oolong Peach Bubble Tea
    • Kung Fu Punch Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango and Orange Juice
    • Plum Wine
    • Honey Mango Wine Cooler
    • Dragon Pearl Beer, Honey, Cream and Tapioca Pearls
    • Tsingtao Beer
  • Bauernmarkt:Farmer’s Market – Germany
    • Chicken Fricassee with Green Asparagus and Peas served with Uncle Ben’s® Rice Pilaf
    • Currywurst with Paprika Chips Roasted Bratwurst with Curry Ketchup and Paprika-spiced Chips
    • “Armer Ritter” Egg Battered Toast with Cherry Compote and Powdered Sugar
    • Hugo-Charles de Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint
    • Paulaner Original Munich Lager
    • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen
    • Warsteiner Dunkel
    • Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager
  • Primavera Kitchen – Italy
    • Pollo alla Parmigiana Breaded Breast of Chicken, Tomato, Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese
    • Mezze Lune Primavera Egg Pasta stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach in a Creamy Sauce with Spring Vegetables and Pecorino Cheese
    • Cremoso al Pistacchio Pistacchio Cream, Strawberries and Mascarpone Cream
    • Pinot Grigio
    • Chianti
    • Prosecco
    • Corbinello
    • Moscato
    • Bellini Sparkling wine and Peach purée
    • Rossini Sparkling wine and marinated Strawberries
    • Frozen Italian Primavera Assorted fruit slushy, Limoncello and Vodka
    • Moretti Lager
    • Moretti La Rossa
    • Italian Seasonal Selection
  • THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews – The American Adventure
    • Pulled Pig Slider with Crispy Onions and Coleslaw
    • Smoked Pork Ribs with Roasted Corn Salad
    • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños
    • Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans
    • The Great American Wine Company Red Blend Sonoma, CA
    • Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen Oakland Park, FL
    • Orlando Brewing Company Uncle Matt’s Organic Grapefruit Pale Ale Orlando, FL
    • 3 Daughters Rod Bender Red Ale St. Petersburg, FL
    • Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout Clearwater, FL
    • Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine
    • Frozen Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
    • Sweet Tea (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Hanami – Japan
    • Frushi Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry and Melon Rolled with Raspberry Coconut Rice, sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream on the side
    • Chicken Edamame Bun Steamed Bun filled with Chicken and Edamame and topped with Curry Sauce
    • Beef Teriyaki Udon Thin-sliced Beef, Onions and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger
    • Sapporo Draft Beer
    • Yuzu Plum Wine Slushy Sweet refreshing taste infused with the tangy flavor of Citrus
    • Suigei Sake Bold flavor with a crisp, clean finish
  • Taste of Marrakesh – Morocco
    • Harissa Chicken Kebab with Sweet Couscous Salad
    • Falafel Pocket with Cucumber-Tomato Salad and Tahini Sauce
    • Baklava
    • Desert Rose Sparkling Wine topped with Pomegranate Liqueur
    • White Sangria
    • Guerrouane Red Wine
    • Casa Beer
  • Florida Fresh – Between Morocco and France
    • Kale Salad with Dried Cherries, Almonds, Goat Cheese and White Balsamic Vinaigrette
    • Shrimp and Stone-ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro
    • Florida Larder Board Orlando-made Ricotta Cheese, Cahaba Farms Micro Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic, Country Pâté and House-made Pickles
    • Key Lime Sparkling Wine, Florida Orange Groves Winery St. Petersburg, FL
    • Sea Dog Acai Berry Hefeweizen Clearwater, FL
    • Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale, Florida Beer Company Cape Canaveral, FL
    • Watermelon Cucumber Slush with Hendrick’s Gin
    • Watermelon Cucumber Slush (Non-Alcoholic)
    • Fresh-squeezed Watermelon Juice (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Fleur de Lys – France
    • Tarte à l’Onion Alsacienne Alsatian Onion Tart with Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Puff Pastry Crust
    • Cassoulet au Confit de Canard Pulled Duck Confit with Braised Flageolet Beans Macaron Chocolat Framboise Large Raspberry
    • Macaron with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam
    • Ice Pop Grand Marnier Peach Cocktail Grand Marnier Peach Raspberry, Vodka, Iced Tea
    • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain Liquor, White and Red Cranberry Juice
    • Merlot Bordeaux Château La Gravière, 2013
    • Kir Imperial Sparkling Wine with Chambord Black Raspberry Liquor
    • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Fruity White Beer with Citrus Notes
  • NEW! Cider House – United Kingdom
    • Land-harvested Field Greens with Apples, Dried Blueberries, Stilton Cheese and Apple Cider Vinaigrette
    • Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Pears and Branston Dressing
    • House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare
    • Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries
    • Sonoma “The Pitchfork” Organic Pear Hard Cider Healdsburg, CA
    • McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider West Seneca, NY
    • Keel & Curley Mad Man Blueberry Hard Cider Plant City, FL
    • Cigar City Brewing Tampa-style Lager Tampa, FL
    • Snakebite Cigar City Tampa-style Lager mixed with McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider
    • Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider California (Non-Alcoholic)

GARDEN DESTINATIONS

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  • Water Wise Garden Presented by Rain Bird Corporation
  • Prehistoric Plants
  • Purple Martins* Presented by Audubon Florida
  • Cactus Road Rally
  • Festival Blooms
  • Pollinator Paradise
  • Butterflies on the Go Presented by GoGo squeeZ®
  • Health & Healing Garden Backyard Habitat* Presented by National Wildlife Federation
  • Music Garden Melodies
  • Nature Works Everywhere* Presented by The Nature Conservancy
  • Fire Garden Extraordinary Orchids
  • Tuscan Cucina Garden
  • Japanese Mini Garden Bonsai Collection
  • Urban Spice English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London®
  • Shakespeare Garden

FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

  • GARDEN GIFTS Specialty merchandise available in the Festival Center Open Fridays-Sundays 10:00am–5:00pm
  • GARDEN EMPORIUM Handmade soaps and body products from Rinse Bath & Body Inc. and reflective wind-spinners from EyeCatchers Be sure to visit throughout the Festival to discover new merchandise.
    • March 2–23 Jortra Boutique, featuring jewelry made from cantaloupe seeds, coffee beans and orange peels
    • March 24–April 13 and May 5–15 Boiled Books, featuring stationery items stained with real plants and flowers
    • April 14–May 4 Growmanji, featuring soil free growing systems
    • May 16–30 Petal Pushers, featuring giftable plants
  • GARDEN OASIS Festival merchandise and plumeria cuttings from Just Plumerias
  • GARDEN BOUTIQUE Ornamental plants from Elemental Nursery and garden flags from Swaying in the Breeze March 2–April 10 Live demonstrations by Master Glass Artist Reinhard Herzog
  • GARDEN TREASURES Festival merchandise and floral artwork from HAF2Paint

TOURS

THROUGHOUT EPCOT

  • ENGLISH TEA GARDEN TOUR Presented by Twinings of London® United Kingdom Discover the history & art of tea blending as you are guided through a complimentary 20 minute tour of this elegant English Tea Garden featuring some of Twinings finest tea blends. Guided, same-day tour sign-up is located in The Tea Caddy. Daily. Self-guided tours are also available.
  • EPCOT® GARDENS OF THE WORLD TOUR Guided tours designed especially for garden enthusiasts! A Disney Horticulturist will be your host on a three-hour tour of special displays and award-winning international gardens. Visit Guest Relations or call 407-WDW-TOUR for availability and pricing. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. 9:00am–12:00pm Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri.
  • BEHIND THE SEEDS TOUR The Land Interact with amazing plants, insects and fish—and even see alligators—on this fun yet educational one hour walking tour in The Land. Guided tours offered daily from 10:30am–4:30pm. Visit the Tour Desk on the lower level of The Land for same-day reservations and pricing

EXCLUSIVE PASSHOLDER GIF T

  • MARCH 2-31 Donald Duck
  • APRIL 1-30 Goofy
  • MAY 1-30 Mickey Mouse

Each month during the 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, collect one of three special edition prints drawn by legendary artist Don “Ducky” Williams. Pick up the relevant print per month just behind Club Cool during the Festival. Don’t forget to bring your Photo ID and Annual Pass or MagicBand.

You can print the complete Flower and Garden Festival Passport from home or pick one up for free at Epcot while you’re there.

14 thoughts on “Complete Guide to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival including menus”

  1. To add to my question about 5/30 Flower & Garden, my kids are 5 & 2. So they will like the character topiaries, but I don’t know if enough will appeal to them to warrant going?? Thx.

  2. Hi, Kenny! I’d love your expert opinion on this. We just booked a last-minute trip to WDW from 5/30-6/4, and I just learned 5/30 is the last day of the Flower & Garden festival! Usually my first stop is MK when we travel to WDW, but I’m wondering now if I should head to Epcot instead. Is it worth the crowds on the last day of the festival, or will I still be able to see most of the topiary displays if we go on 5/31 instead? I can’t imagine they tear it all out overnight? Thanks for your input and thank you for all you do! Your app and your advice for 2015 MNSSHP were invaluable on our last trip!!!

  3. Hi. Great info. Have re planned my trip to pay a visit to Epcot on a weekend for the music concert. Fancying the tea your too as I’m an avid tea drinker, although prefer Yorkshire tea

    Can I ask the pictures you mention for pass holders, is that just annual pass our would a 2 week pass be included?

      1. Perfect! It is my son’s 13th bday that day & he wanted his big present to be the “Behind the Seeds” tour. So glad we’ll be able to hit the kitchens right after our 10:30 tour ends & try some small plates & cocktails. All the menus look excellent.

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