The Flower & Garden Festival is looking to be amazing for 2020! With the Garden Rocks Concert Series plus all the amazing topiaries and gardens, there will plenty to admire if you are going to Epcot between March 4 and June 1, 2020.
Did you know besides all the food to indulge in, music to enjoy, and flowers to look at, you can also participate in tours?
Dig deep into the magic of nature with these guided tours at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival
Behind the Seeds
Explore the future of agriculture and get up-close and personal with the critters of The Land Pavilion on this walking tour.
Like the Living with the Land attraction at Epcot? Then you’ll love Behind the Seeds! This one-hour tour of the fish farm and 4 greenhouses that make up The Land Pavilion is perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening or natural sciences.
- Visit the fish farm and see what it’s like during feeding time.
- Behold gigantic fruits and vegetables and unusual crops from around the world.
- Discover the latest plant-growing techniques, including hydroponics.
- Take home a handout with some great ideas for your own garden.
You’ll be on your feet for the entire one-hour tour so make sure you were comfortable shoes and water. Call (407) WDW-TOUR to make reservations. Adult tickets are $25.00 and child tickets are $20.00.
Gardens of the World
Explore the lush landscapes and signature displays of the 2020 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! Over the course of 3 hours, join a knowledgeable Disney Horticulturist—and a small group of fellow enthusiasts—for a fascinating walking tour throughout the World Showcase Pavilions.
During your journey “around the world,” you’ll experience the following:
- Become privy to behind-the-scenes tales about the award-winning topiaries and gardens that make the Festival so special.
- Examine the role of landscaping at Walt Disney World Resort.
- Learn ways you can apply Disney landscaping techniques at home.
- Discover various plant materials and gardening techniques—and see how landscaping helps develop a theme.
- Don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to explore—or even develop—a budding passion for gardening!
The price of this tour is $85.00 plus tax, per guest. Valid admission to Epcot is also required and is not included in the price of this tour. Guests must be at least 12 years of age to participate. In addition, Guests under 18 years of age who are participating in the tour must be accompanied by a paying Guest at least 18 years of age.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Visit Guest Relations or call (407) WDW-TOUR to make reservations.
Tours take place on select weekdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM during the Festival. You’ll be on your feet for the duration of this 3-hour walking tour. With that in mind, make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring along water or a beverage to stay hydrated.
English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London®
Gain a new appreciation for this time-honored beverage during a complimentary tour of an elegant English tea garden. During this guided foray, you’ll learn more about the artistry behind the growing and blending of a variety of botanicals, which is vital for the creation of uniquely flavored brews.
Bring your camera! More than a dozen tea-flavoring plants are tucked inside oversized saucers placed throughout the garden, making for delightful photo opportunities.
The tour lasts approximately 20 minutes, and advanced registration is recommended, as each tour is limited to 20 guests. Tours are held Monday through Thursday at 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM, and Friday through Sunday at 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM.
Royal Tea Garden Tour
Embark on a guided tour of an English tea garden, where you’ll enjoy a sampling of tea and scones.
The Royal Garden Tea Tour begins at 9:30 AM in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot—before World Showcase opens to the general public at 11:00 AM. Your tour guide will lead you through an elegant tea garden, where you’ll spend approximately 45 minutes exploring the garden in-depth, and learning the artistry and history behind growing and blending tea. Your tour ends with a stop at the The Tea Caddy, where you’ll be served tea and scones!
The price of this tour is $20.00 per person, including tax. Valid admission to Epcot is also required and is not included in the price of this tour. Advance reservations are recommended. Visit Guest Relations, or call (407) WDW-TOUR for availability. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
You’ll be on your feet for the duration of this 45-minute walking tour. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Tour is from 9:30 AM until approximately 10:30 AM, followed by a visit to The Tea Caddy from 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM.
I would love to try the Behind the Seeds tour! May have to reserve that for our trip coming up in April! Do any of these look interesting to you?