Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival: Updated for 2020

Epcot has become known for its amazing festivals throughout the year.

One of these festivals is the Flower and Garden Festival held in the Spring.

Here you'll find an overview of what you can expect at this festival. When is the festival held? What type of entertainment can you find? How should you spend your time at this festival?

What is the Flower and Garden Festival?

This is a festival held every Spring at Epcot. This year the festival will be held March 4 - June 1, 2020.

This festival features food, exhibits, activities and events all centered around gardening.

This festival is held at no extra charge. It is a part of your regular ticket to the Epcot park. There are some extras you can enjoy at an extra charge, but they are not necessary to have a great time at this festival.

What Activities Happen During The Festival?

During the festival you'll find amazing topiaries, food, concerts, and play areas. Here is what you can expect at this festival.

Topiaries

In total you will find over 100 amazing topiaries of your favorite Disney characters.

New for the 2020 festival, you'll find a Remy topiary that will be the centerpiece of the brand new Ratatouille Garden, which can be found in the France pavilion of The World Showcase.

Here is a list of where to find some of the most popular topiaries around the park:

  • Anna and Elsa from Frozen
    Located at the Norway Pavilion
  • Bambi & Friends
    Featuring Flower, Bambi and Thumper
    Located at the Canada Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Bo Peep and Her Sheep with Woody
    Located at Future World East
  • Bold Bromeliads
    Located near The Land at Future World East
  • Bromeliad Dragon
    Located at the Japan Pavilion
  • Buzz Lightyear
    Located near Mission: SPACE at Future World East
  • Captain Hook and Peter Pan
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Construction Mickey and Minnie with Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale
    Located between Future World and World Showcase
  • Donald and Daisy with Huey, Dewey and Louie
    Located near Showcase Plaza
  • Fantasia – Sorcerer Mickey, Brooms, Ostriches and Hippo
    Located near Imagination at Future World West
  • Lady and the Tramp
    Located at the Italy Pavilion
  • Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog
    Located between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions at the France Pavilions
  • Pandas
    Located at the China Pavilion
  • Pluto and Goofy
    Located between Future World and World Showcase
  • Remy (NEW!)
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends
    Featuring Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi
    Located at The Outpost Shop
  • Snow White and Dopey
    Located at the Germany Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell and Fairy Houses
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • The Three Caballeros
    Featuring Jose, Donald and Panchito
    Located at the Mexico Pavilion
  • Topiary Butterflies
    Located at Future World West
  • Topiary Flowers
    Located near the Main Entrance
  • Winnie-the-Pooh & Friends
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion

Play Areas and Gardens

Epcot creates amazing gardens and areas for children to play during this festival.

It was announced that this year that the following exhibits will definitely be at the festival:

  • Bamboo Garden – China Pavilion
  • Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Ground – Near Test Track
  • Bold Bromeliads -Mexico Pavilion
  • Bonsai Collection – Japan Pavilion
  • Chinese Zodiac Natural Sculptures - China Pavilion
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London® – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Festival Blooms – Located at Future World
  • Floating Mini-Gardens – Located between Future World and the World Showcase
  • Garden Italiano – Italy Pavilion
  • Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth – Imagination Walkway
  • The Honey Bee-Stro – Located near Imagination! Pavilion
  • Kokedama Garden – Japan Pavilion
  • Growing the Future Presented by Murata
  • Shakespeare Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZ –Future World West
  • Plant a Garden Perfect for Pollinators – Located near the Butterfly House 
  • Tropical Rainforest Garden – Mexico Pavilion
  • Urban Spice – Morocco Pavilion

    Concerts

    This festival features the Garden Rock Concert series. 

    You can catch these concerts at the American Gardens Theater every evening at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8pm. This is in the American Pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot.

    The 2020 concert is as follows:

    • Peabo Bryson – NEW!
      March 4 and 5
    • The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
      March 6 through 9
    • The Guess Who
      March 10 through 12
    • Simple Plan
      March 13 through 16
    • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
      March 17 through 19
    • Mark Wills – NEW!
      March 20 through 23
    • The Spinners
      March 24 through 26
    • Sister Hazel
      March 27 and 28
    • The Pointer Sisters
      March 29 and 30
    • Steve Augeri – Former Lead Vocalist of Journey
      March 31 through April 2
    • Blood, Sweat & Tears
      April 3 and 4
    • Expose’
      April 5 and 6
    • Berlin
      April 7 through 9
    • A Flock of Seagulls
      April 10 and 11
    • Atlantic Starr - NEW!
      April 12 and 13
    • Tony Orlando
      April 14 through 16
    • High Valley – NEW!
      April 17 and 18
    • Rick Springfield
      April 19 and 20
    • Christopher Cross
      April 21 through 23
    • Plain White T’s
      April 24 through 27
    • Don Felder – Formerly of The Eagles
      April 28 through 30
    • Don McLean – NEW!
      May 1 and 2
    • Casting Crowns – NEW!
      May 3 and 4
    • Ambrosia with Peter Beckett
      May 5 through 7
    • Thelma Houston – NEW!
      May 8 and 9
    • The Allman Betts Band – NEW!
      May 10 and 11
    • Air Supply
      May 12 through 14
    • Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
      May 15 through 18
    • Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – NEW!
      May 19 through 21
    • Claudia Leitte – NEW!
      May 22 and 23
    • Daughtry – NEW!
      May 24 and 25
    • Marshall Tucker Band
      May 26 through 28
    • Crowder – NEW!
      May 29 and 30
    • Survivor
      May 31 and June 1

      Concert Dining Packages

      If you have your heart set on catching one of these concerts, you might want to consider booking a concert dining package.

      Since the concerts are free as a part of the festival, seating will be limited and hard to come by. If you book a dining package, you are guaranteed seating for the show.

      Here is how it works: you book a dining package ahead of time by calling Disney at (407) WDW-DINE, or going online to book here.

      Your meal will include either a buffet or a meal with an appetizer, main course, dessert, and a drink (depending on the restaurant). You will then be given a voucher for a guaranteed seat at the concert for that night.

      These are the participating restaurants for 2020 (please note that prices may change):

      Biergarten Restaurant
      Germany Pavilion
      Lunch: $57 for adults; $32 for kids
      Dinner: $57 for adults; $32 for kids

      Coral Reef Restaurant
      The Living Seas Pavilion
      Lunch: $69 for adults; $22 for kids
      Dinner: $69 for adults; $22 for kids

      The Garden Grill Restaurant
      The Land Pavilion
      Breakfast $52 for adults; $31 for kids
      Lunch: $65 for adults; $39 for kids
      Dinner: $65 for adults; $39 for kids

      Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
      United Kingdom Pavilion
      Lunch: $57 for adults; $22 for kids
      Dinner: $57 for adults; $22 for kids

      While taking advantage of the dining packages is not required or necessary, it is a fantastic use of credits if you are on the dining plan. So that is something to consider if you are going to try to catch one of these concerts.

      Food Booths and Outdoor Kitchen Areas

      One of the most popular parts of these festivals is the food. There will be several food booths featuring amazing offerings. The menu for 2020 food booths are below:

      (GF) Gluten/Wheat Friendly Menu Selections
      (PB) Plant-based Menu Selections
      (KA) Kid Approved Selections

      Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth

      • Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis (PB)
      • Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Farro Risotto and Micro-herbs
      • Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Crisp Pearls (KA)
      • Blood Orange Agua Fresca (Non-Alcoholic) 
      • Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (Non-Alcoholic, KA)

      The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board™

      • Roasted Cauliflower with Buckwheat Honey Carrot Purée, Wild Rice Pilaf, Asparagus, Honey-blistered Grapes, Sunflower Brittle, and Coriander Flowers  (GF, KA)
      • Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread with White Cheddar Cheese, Charred Vegetables, Clover Honey Sour Cream, and Micro Citrus Greens 
      • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses (KA)
      • Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic, KA) (Novelty Sipper Only Available While Supplies Last)
      • B. Nektar New Wave Lemonade Mead, Ferndale MI
      • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, FL 
      • Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka

      Pineapple Promenade

      • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips
      • Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake
      • DOLE Whip®  (PB, KA)
      • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic, KA) 
      • DOLE Whip® with Fanta® (Non-Alcoholic, KA)
      • Collective Arts Brewing Piña Colada Sour, Hamilton, Ontario
      • Maui Brewing Co. Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI
      • SweetWater Brewing Company Goin’ Coastal IPA with Pineapple, Atlanta, GA 
      • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL 
      • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL 
      • DOLE Whip®  with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum 
      • Pineapple Beer Flight 

      The Citrus Blossom

      • Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon (GF) 
      • Tuna Tataki Bowl with Spicy Yuzu Glaze, Mango, Avocado, and Pappadam Crisp 
      • Crispy Citrus Chicken with Orange Aïoli and Baby Greens (GF, KA) 
      • Citrus Shortcake: Orange Chiffon Cake, Lemon Curd, Mandarins, Whipped Cream, and Citrus Crumble
      • Orange Cream Shake in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic, KA) (Novelty Sipper Only Available While Supplies Last)
      • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, FL 
      • First Magnitude Brewing Lemon Hefeweizen, Gainesville, FL 
      • Heavy Seas Brewery TropiCannon Citrus IPA, Halethorpe, MD
      • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy 
      • Beer Flight

      Refreshment Port

      • Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-Fennel Salad, Remoulade, and Smoked Paprika Oil 
      • Popsicle Trio: Honeydew, Raspberry-Mint, and Coconut-Lime (KA)
      • Short’s Brewing Company Starcut Ciders Squishy Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI

      Northern Bloom

      • 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 (KA)
      • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote and Sweet Corn Gelato (KA)
      • Maple Popcorn Shake (Non-Alcoholic, KA)
      • Unibroue Éphémère Apple Wheat Ale, Chambly, Québec 
      • 81Bay Brewing Apricot with Maple Syrup, Tampa, FL
      • Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer, Hamilton, Ontario
      • Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky 
      • Beer Flight

      Fleur De Lys

      • Tarte aux Oignons Caramélisés et Chèvre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a flaky Pastry Crust
      • Canard Confit à l’Orange: Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
      • Tarte Tropézienne, Coulis Framboise: Brioche Cake filled with Light Pastry Cream and served with Raspberry Coulis
      • Éclair Chocolat Framboise: Éclair filled with Raspberry and Chocolate Mousse
      • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer
      • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor
      • Bordeaux, Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Château Tarin
      • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose l’Orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice 

      Florida Fresh

      • Carne Guisada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream
      • Spicy Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Local Sweet Corn Relish 
      • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue (KA)
      • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy (Non-Alcoholic, PB, KA)
      • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Twisted Strawberry Fest Fruit Ale, Tampa, FL 
      • Big Top Brewing Company Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat, Sarasota, FL 
      • First Magnitude Brewing Monarch Milk Stout, Gainesville, FL 
      • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Key Lime Wine, St Petersburg, FL
      • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy with Gin
      • Beer Flight

      Taste Of Marrakesh

      • Harissa Chicken Kebab with Dried Fruit Couscous Salad and Cilantro Oil
      • Fried Cauliflower with Capers, Garlic Parsley and Chili-Ranch Sauce (KA)
      • Walnut Honey Baklava
      • Casa Beer
      • Larroque Chardonnay, Meknes
      • White Sangria
      • Desert Rose: Sparkling Wine topped with Pomegranate Liqueur

      Hanami

      • Frushi: Strawberry, Pineapple, and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce and Toasted Coconut (KA)
      • Menchi Katsu Slider: Japanese-style Panko-breaded Beef Patty topped with Tonkatsu Sauce, Mayonnaise, Cucumber, and Pickled Lotus Root
      • Salmon Flower Ikura: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe, Spinach, Watermelon Radish, and Chilled Ramen tossed with Poke Sauce
      • Kirin Draft Beer
      • Strawberry Nigori Sake
      • Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup, and Yuzu Juice

      Funnel Cake

      • Mini Funnel Cake topped with Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream, Blueberries, and Powdered Sugar (KA)

      Magnolia Terrace (NEW)

      • Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn and Andouille Sausage
      • Grilled Oysters with Cajun Butter
      • House-made Boudin Two Ways with Spicy Mustard
      • Pecan Cake with Maple Whipped Cream
      • Pecan Praline
      • Wild Heaven Beer Session Citrus Lager, Avondale Estates, GA
      • The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery Amber Ale, Farmville, NC
      • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard,  LA
      • Beer Flight

      Block & Hans

      • Arendelle Aqua Lemonade: Frozen Lemonade with Monin Cotton Candy (Non-Alcoholic, KA)
      • Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Nectar, Boulder, CO
      • Arendelle Aqua Lemonade: Frozen Lemonade served with Monin Cotton Candy and Ole Smoky Blackberry Moonshine

      Primavera Kitchen

      • La Regina “Margherita”: Rustic Italian Flatbread, Vine-ripened Tomatoes, Whole-Milk Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Basil (KA)
      • Ravioli: Grilled Chicken Ravioli with Spring Vegetables and creamy Pesto Sauce (KA)
      • Zeppole: Ricotta Cheese Fritters, Powdered Sugar, Raspberry Sauce and Chocolate-hazelnut Drizzle (KA)
      • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner   
      • Pinot Grigio, Santa Marina 
      • Chianti, Gabbiano
      • Prosecco, Villa Sandi
      • Corbinello, Montegrande
      • Moscato, Fior d’Arancio Montegrande
      • Bellini
      • Frozen Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila

      Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market

      • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce  (PB, KA)
      • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions, and Herb Sour Cream 
      • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese (KA)  
      • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries (KA)
      • M.I.A. Brewing Hugo, Doral, FL
      • Bitburger Premium Pils, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
      • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria 
      • Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling Wine and Apple Liqueur
      • Beer Flight

      Refreshment Outpost

      • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning (PB, KA)
      • 3 Daughters Raspberry Lemonade Dry Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
      • Short’s Brewing Company Starcut Ciders Mosa Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI
      • Ciderboys Banana Bliss Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
      • Cider Flight

      Lotus House

      • Szechuan Spicy Red-braised Beef Shank over Rice
      • Bon Bon Chicken Skewer with Sesame and Peanut Sauce
      • House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons
      • “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba Pearls (Non-Alcoholic)
      • Jasmine Draft Beer
      • Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk, and Boba
      • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango Syrup and Orange Juice
      • Time Out: Bacardi Rum, Peach Liqueur, Peach Syrup, Piña Colada, Sprite®, Soda Water, and Magic Boba

      Jardin De Fiestas

      • Chilaquiles con Pollo: Chipotle-braised Chicken and Tortillas served with Salsa Ranchera, Monterey Jack Cheese, Crema Mexicana, and Guajillo Cheese
      • Quesadilla al Pastor: Flour Tortilla filled with Monterey Jack Cheese and Pork Pastor topped with Grilled Pineapple, Salsa Verde, Red Onion, and Cilantro
      • Choriqueso Torta: Bolillo Roll filled with Chorizo and Monterey Jack Cheese, Avocado Mousse, and Jalapeños
      • Cruz Blanca Rosé Spritz: Effervescent Rosé Wheat Ale with Elderflower Liqueur
      • Mango Mexican Lucky Margarita: Spicy Ancho Verde Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Mango-Passion Fruit Purée, Lime Juice, Applejack, and Ginger Cordial served with a Tajin Chili-Lime Salt Rim
      • Rosita Margarita: Rose Petal Liqueur, 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Lemon and Cranberry Juices served with a Rose Petal Salt Rim

      Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible™ Foods

      • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread (GF, PB, KA)  
      • Impossible™ Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables, and Creamy Herb Dressing (PB)
      • Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumble, and Baby Herbs (GF, PB)
      • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London® (Non-Alcoholic) 
      • Playalinda Brewing Company Tropical Wonderland Wheat Ale, Titusville, FL 
      • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London® with Tito’s Handmade Vodka served in a Mason Jar 

      La Isla Fresca

      • Lamb Curry with Sweet Plantains and Rice
      • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut-Lime Sauce (KA) 
      • Tropical Mousse Cup: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse, and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple (KA)
      • Tropical Freeze (Non-Alcoholic, KA)
      • Golden Road Brewing Tart Mango Cart Wheat Ale, Los Angeles, CA 
      • Tropical Freeze with Parrot Bay Mango Rum 

      Cool Wash

      • Assorted Coca-Cola® Slushies (Non-Alcoholic, KA)

      Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.

      • Nard Mouse Gear: Spring Berry Bliss – Frozen Strawberry and Coconut Syrup topped with Raspberry Vodka
      • Near Canada: Orange Splash – Frozen Lemon mixed with Orange Vodka
      • The American Adventure: Tropical Breeze – Frozen Lemon, Coconut Syrup, and Pineapple Rum
      • Near Disney Traders: Passion Flower – Frozen Passion Fruit and Tea infused with Lemon Vodka

      In addition to these kitchens and booths, you will be able to find raised-bed or in-ground gardens of herbs and produce.

      Flower and Garden Tours

      If you plan on visiting Epcot during this time, you can take advantage of tours that are only available during this festival. This year there are three tours available during the festival:

      • The Royal Tea Garden Tour: This tour takes place each morning in the United Kingdom Pavilion. This is a guided tour through the tea garden where guests will learn the history and process of blending tea. Tea and scones are included in this tour.  
        • This tour costs $20
      • The English Tea Garden Tour is similar to the Royal Tea Garden Tour, but it is shorter.
        • This tour is complimentary. You can register The Tea Caddy in the UK pavilion
      • The Gardens of the World Tour is a tour guided by a Disney horticulturist. This is a three hour walking tour. You'll learn all about the topiaries and gardens featured in the festival.
        • This tour costs $85 and is for guests 12 and over

        To make a reservation for a tour call (407) WDW-TOUR.

        Fun for Kids

        There are plenty of fun activities for the kids during the festival

        Kidcot Garden Stop Field Guide

        During the festival your kids can get a free Kidcot Garden Stop Feild Guide. These can picked up at various Kidcot locations throughout Epcot.

        Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Family Scavenger Hunt

        Join in a family friendly scavenger hunt during your visit, and discover new locations along the garden pollination trail. From April 5-21 you can enjoy an Easter Egg themed version of this Eggstravaganza Scavenger Hunt. You'll search for Disney themed eggs throughout the World Showcase.

        Flower and Garden Passport

        During the festival your kids can pick up a Flower and Garden Passport.  It will include information on every topiary, along with info about the concerts and food booths.

        The Bottom Line?

        I don't think you'll ever see Epcot look more beautiful than it does during this festival. This particular festival may not be the favorite for children, but everyone in your group will no doubt love the amazing flowers and Disney character themed topiaries.

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