Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Is Here!

Me at the Festival in 2004, infront of Tinkerbell

I have always loved gardens and flowers. To me, there is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable then walking through beautiful gardens and smelling colorful flowers. I think this is why I have always enjoyed the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

My first year attending the Flower and Garden Festival was back when I was a cast member at Walt Disney World. I was so amazed by the  Disney character topiaries! Epcot has so many different Disney character topiaries, and this year they have over 100 throughout the park. Each one is so well designed and some even have moving parts. There are so much detail that is added to each piece when it comes to designing the characters. It takes your breath away when you see each one. I would love to know who the designers come up with them so I can have my own Disney Flower Garden at home with Disney characters.

This year the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival starts March 7th and will continue to May 20th. Flower & Garden Festival is put on by HGTV which also includes some wonderful events at Epcot. I enjoyed seeing some of the entertaining presentations that were put on at Festival Center. The Festival Center is opened daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I loved walking through and buying items for my garden back home. Also once I loved seeing an art gallery which was in the back. There were so many wonderful painting. I was in the Festival Center for hours, for everything shown was amazing and fun!

Now also there is HGTV Designers Stage which is going to be every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., from March 9 to May 20, 2012. There is also some going to be held on every Monday through Thursday at 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., from March 7 to May 17, 2012. If you want the list of shows and special events, you can check them out HERE. Also you can see more Garden designers at the Greenhouse Stage. This will be happening daily at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., from March 7 to May 20, 2012 The list for them can be check out HERE. Now if you are going to go to the Flower & Garden Festival and visit the Festival Center, it’s located near Universe of Energy and Mission:Space.  This is a must see for everyone who loves gardens and the Arts.

Want to go down for the weekend to see the Flower & Garden Festival? There are some wonderful themed weekends. This years themed weekends are Art in the Garden Weekend, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Specialists, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and Fresh From Florida Weekend. These are some great weekends to spend at Epcot and see the Festival. Want to know more about these weekends? Check out all the dates HERE.

And don’t forget about the MUSIC that happens during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! The Flower Power Concert Series will be doing on during this Festival. The music is from the 1960’s and the 1970’s. Show times are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m and will be held at the America Gardens Theatre. I have seen Chubby Checkers and the Wildcats at the Festival and he will be there again this year! Want to see who will be singing? Then check out the list HERE.

The Flower & Garden Festival is also great for Kids. There’s Pixie Hollow and Toy Story Alphabet Gardens. Kids can enjoy themselves at the Backyard Play Garden. To see the events and activities for kids, you can go HERE.

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is a wonderful event that is put on every year at Epcot. If you have never been to this amazing Festival then this is the year to check it out! The best part is that it doesn’t cost anything by the admission ticket to get into the park, so what are you waiting for…visit the Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot TODAY!

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