There are several special events and festivals held throughout the year at Disney World. Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is 1 of those.
In this complete guide, we’ve got details on when it’s held, what you’ll find (including all the great food, drinks, and beautiful topiaries!) and whether or not we think it is worth it.
Let’s get started…
2022 Flower & Garden Booth map
Check out all of the booths for the 2022 Flower and Garden Festival on the map below, including our favorite overall booths, favorite items at each booth, and locations for indoor seating.
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Flower & Garden Festival Booth links
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- Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany pavilion)
- Cider House (Near U.K. pavilion)
- The Citrus Blossom (Near Port of Entry)
- Epcot Farmers Feast (Near Test Track)
- Epcot Sunshine Griddle (Near Test Track)
- Flavor Full Kitchen (Between Imagination! pavilion and Refreshment Port)
- Fleur de Lys (France pavilion)
- Hanami (Japan pavilion)
- The Honey Bee-stro (Near Port of Entry)
- Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico pavilion)
- La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)
- Lotus House (China pavilion)
- Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)
- Northern Bloom (Canada pavilion)
- Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry)
- Primavera Kitchen (Italy pavilion)
- Tangierine Café (Morocco pavilion)
- Trowel & Trellis (Near Disney Traders)
- Refreshment Outpost (Between China and Germany)
- Refreshment Port (Near Canada pavilion)
- Funnel Cakes (American Adventure)
Flower & Garden Festival data
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When is the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot?
The Flower and Garden Festival used to typically take place from the first part of March through the end of May or early June.
However, for the past couple of years, the festival length has been expanded by several weeks.
In 2022, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival dates are March 2 – July 4, 2022.
That’s about 120 days to take in all of the gorgeous displays.
What is it?
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is a festival that is held at Epcot every spring that focuses on special exhibits, food, and entertainment related to gardening (hence the name).
During the festival, nearly all of Epcot is decked out with gorgeous flowers and vegetation and all things garden-themed.
If you find yourself visiting Epcot while the festival is taking place, you’re in luck because the park is at its most beautiful then.
How much does it cost?
It is free to attend the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. No special admission is needed.
Your regular park ticket and a Park Pass Reservation to get into Epcot will allow you to enjoy all the Flower and Garden Festival fun.
What exactly takes place during the festival?
There are several different things that take place at Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival, including display gardens, topiaries, special food and drink offerings, and even live entertainment.
Here’s what you can expect to see:
One of the best parts is that the whole park has lots of topiaries (over 100!) that have been created in the shapes of Disney characters.
Here’s the list of character topiaries for 2022, including a new 50th anniversary topiary featuring Goofy and a birthday cake:
- Goofy Topiary and Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Cake – Main Entrance
- Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Broom, Ostriches, Hippo and Gator – Entrance to World Showcase
- Woody, Bo Peep and Her sheep – near The Land Pavilion
- Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, DaisyDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie – Bridge to World Showcase
- Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale – The American Adventure Pavilion
- Buzz Lightyear – Near Mission: SPACE
- Figment – Near Imagination!
- The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito) – Mexico Pavilion
- Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
- Troll – Norway Pavilion
- Dragon Topiary – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
- Pandas – China Pavilion
- Timon and Pumbaa – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
- Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany Pavilion
- Kermit and Miss Piggy – Germany Pavilion
- Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
- Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
- Lumiere and Cogsworth – France Pavilion
- Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc – United Kingdom Pavilion
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion
- Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
- Bambi and Friends – Near Imagination! Pavilion
Every year Disney changes up the displays just a bit and typically adds at least a couple of new ones to the mix.
Due to the popularity of the Food and Wine Festival, Disney started offering food and beverage options in special kiosks throughout the World Showcase at all of its festivals.
This year, there are 18 outdoor kitchens to grab festival-themed food and beverages.
Here is the complete list:
- Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany): Bavarian bites
- Cider House (Near U.K.): Ciders and artisanal provisions
- The Citrus Blossom (Near Port of Entry): Lemon, orange and lime-themed dishes
- Epcot Farmers Feast (Near Test Track): hearty dishes and savory sides with farm-fresh ingredients
- Epcot Sunshine Griddle (Near Test Track): Brunch favorites
- Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth (Between Imagination! and Refreshment Port): Healthy cuisine featuring vegetables straight from the garden
- Fleur de Lys (France): Haute cuisine and boissons
- Hanami (Japan): Find innovative plates crafted with culinary Zen
- The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board: Menu of all-natural food and drink infused with honey
- Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico): A food-tastic tour filled with spice
- La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France): Caribbean-seasoned dishes
- Lotus House (China): Authentic Chinese eats
- Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure): Comfort food inspired by the Gulf region
- Northern Bloom (Canada): Fare from Canada
- Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry): Tropical fruit fix, from tart ‘n’ tangy to the sweetest frozen treats
- Primavera Kitchen (Italy): Hearty helpings of Old-Country dishes served with a glass of vino
- Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco): Exotic flavors of Morocco
- Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible Foods (Near Disney Traders): Dishes inspired by Impossible foods (plant-based)
The Garden Graze allows guests to collect a matching stamp in their Festival Passport for each specially notated menu item you purchase (below).
When you’ve collected the 5 stamps, simply bring your Festival Passport to Pineapple Promenade to redeem a Festival-exclusive treat.
This year, the treat is a Garden Graze wine glass filled with lime Dole Whip and a pack of wildflower seeds.
You can complete this at your own leisure, but it must be finished before the festival concludes on July 4.
- Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread – located at Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth
- Avocado Toast with Marinated Toy Box Tomatoes on Toasted Ciabatta – located at EPCOT Sunshine Griddle
- Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis – located at Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible™ Foods
- Potato Pancakes with House-Made Apple Sauce – located at Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market
- Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla Cake soaked in Oat Milk, Almond Milk and Coconut Milk with Toasted Coconut – located at La Isla Fresca
Gardens & exhibits
Every year Disney installs several large gardens and exhibits.
Here’s the list of what’s available in 2022:
- Blossoms of Fragrance Garden Presented by Scentsy (NEW) at World Showcase Bridge — Follow your nose and form lasting memories with the help of fresh, unforgettable fragrances.
- Outdoor Escapes Presented by OFF! Repellents at World Discovery – Refreshing spaces that show just how easy it is to create an outdoor escape. Closes at dusk.
- Floating Gardens at World Nature – More than 150 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the walkway between Future World and the World Showcase.
- Festival Blooms at World Celebration – Thousands of flowers creating living panoramas with a 50th anniversary celebration twist.
- Bambi’s Butterfly House at World Nature near Imagination! Pavilion – See and learn about butterflies’ lifecycles. Closes at dusk.
- Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth – Learn ways to stay healthy at this Outdoor Kitchen and garden along the Imagination Walkway. Closes at dusk.
- The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board at Rosewalk near Imagination! Pavilion – Learn about honey bees’ critical role in the environment and enjoy sweet and savory treats.
- Tropical Rainforest Garden at Mexico Pavilion – Discover the rich biodiversity of the Mexican rainforest and learn about its species.
- Extraordinary Orchids at Mexico Pavilion – Spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
- Bold Bromeliads at World Nature by The Land Pavilion – Tour a variety of these amazing plants.
- Bamboo Garden at China Pavilion – A garden filled with bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes.
- Chinese Zodiac Topiary Garden at China Pavilion – Celebrate the year of the Tiger in this inspired display of Zodiac animals, made entirely from dried plant material.
- Alpine Miniature Garden at Germany Pavilion – A showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of shrubs.
- Garden Italiano at Italy Pavilion – A Tuscan kitchen garden with all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
- Kokedama Garden at Japan Pavilion – Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art.
- Bonsai Collection at Japan Pavilion – Learn about the ancient art of bonsai and watch bonsai masters carefully shape and tend to these miniature works of art.
- Spice Garden at Morocco Pavilion – Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends.
- France Bouquet Garden (NEW) at France Pavilion — See bountiful blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
- English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London – Learn about the history and art of tea blending in the English Tea Garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion, featuring plants used in some of Twinings’ blends.
- Shakespeare Garden at United Kingdom Pavilion – Features excerpts from some Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets and the flowers that influenced them.
- Prehistoric Garden at World Discovery near Mission: SPACE – Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
- Green Landing Family Play Zone at World Discovery – Enjoy playtime with WALL-E and his eco-friendly garden. Closes at dusk.
Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts have become a popular festival addition, and guests visiting Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival can participate in one of our favorites: Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration.
We love the scavenger hunts because they are a great way for families to enjoy wandering the World Showcase. They keep the kids entertained, and the hunts usually take you into areas you may skip.
Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration costs $9.99 plus tax.
When you complete your scavenger hunt, you can turn it in for a special prize. Typically, that prize is themed around the festival, but this year there have been some supply issues that has forced Disney to distribute alternative prizes.
Note: Prizes need to be picked up by July 4th and, even if you don’t complete the entire scavenger hunt, you can still collect your prize.
Garden Rocks Concert Series
The Garden Rocks Concert Series has also returned for 2022.
Headlining performers will typically play at the America Gardens Theater in the America pavilion Fridays through Mondays, while local Orlando bands will play Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Here is the lineup so far:
- March 2-3: Skillzmatic
- March 4-5: The Guess Who
- March 6-7: Rick Springfield
- March 8-10: Foreigners Journey
- March 11-12: Melina Leon – NEW to Garden Rocks
- March 13-14: CeCe Winans
- March 15-17: Hello Sister
- March 18-19: Mike DelGuidice, currently on tour with Billy Joel – NEW
- March 20-21: Kool & The Gang – NEW to Garden Rocks
- March 22-24: Glass Ceiling
- March 25-28: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
- March 29-31: Skillzmatic
- April 1-2: The Spinners
- April 3-4: The Pointer Sisters
- April 5-7: M-80’s
- April 8-9: Blue October – NEW to Garden Rocks
- April 10-11: Don McLean
- April 12-14: Epic
- April 15-16: Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston – NEW
- April 17-18: Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles
- April 19-21: Holligans
- April 22-23: STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
- April 24-25: Claudia Leitte – NEW
- April 26-28: Element
- April 29-30: Berlin
- May 1-2: TobyMac
- May 3-5: Latin Ambition
- May 6-7: Blood, Sweat & Tears
- May 8-9: The Commodores – NEW to Garden Rocks
- May 10-12: The Vybe
- May 13-14: Ambrosia with Peter Beckett – NEW
- May 15-16: MercyMe – NEW to Garden Rocks
- May 17-19: Finesse
- May 20-21: A Flock Of Seagulls
- May 22-23: Collin Raye – NEW
- May 24-26: Country Airwaves
- May 27-28: Thelma Houston – NEW
- May 29-30: Little River Band
- May 31-June 2: The Hooligans
- June 3-6: Simple Plan
- June 7-9: Audio Exchange
- June 10-13: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
- June 14-16: Latin Ambition
- June 17-20: Plain White T’s
- June 21-23: Element
- June 24-25: War
- June 26-27: Daughtry
- June 28-30: Epic
- July 1-4: M-80’s
General seating for the concerts is free and is included in your price of admission to the park.
Garden Rocks Concerts are typically 3 times a night, at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.
It’s not too hard to snag a seat to one of the concerts; however, you want to arrive about 30 minutes before the show. Or, if you prefer, you can avoid the line (and wait) altogether by booking one of the Garden Rocks Dining Packages.
Garden Rocks Dining Packages
If you want a more up-close view of the show without waiting in line, you can purchase a Garden Rocks Dining Package that will get you a seat in the first 3 rows.
The packages will be available Fridays through Mondays.
Because this package reserves your seat, unless you want the front-center seat, you can show up much closer to show time (even up to just a few minutes before the show starts) and still snag a good spot.
If you line up early for the dining package, you’ll be allowed to enter a bit earlier than the standby line, and you can choose where to sit (on an aisle in the center usually gives the best view).
There are 4 different restaurants at Epcot that you can book for either lunch or dinner. Each package includes:
- An appetizer, entrée and dessert or 1 full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
- 1 guaranteed seat per person to one Garden Rocks concert performance on the same day; the concert time will be assigned at the time of booking
Note that an adult is ages 10 and up and children are considered ages 3 to 9.
- Biergarten Restaurant (Germany Pavilion): $57 per adult; $32 per child
- Coral Reef Restaurant (The Living Seas): $69 per adult; $22 per child
- Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land Pavilion): $66 per adult; $43 per child
- Rose & Crown Dining Room (U.K. Pavilion): $58 per adult; $22 per child
Walk-up dining packages
In addition to packages that you can pre-book, you can sometimes also find walk-up packages available at restaurants like Spice Road Table.
These are only available same day and can be booked in person.
Another festival favorite is the Jammin’ Gardeners.
This group has been around for years, and with each festival, they customize their “instruments” to fit the theme.
For the Flower and Garden Festival, you can find them in World Celebration jammin’ on metal trash cans!
PhotoPass pictures and Magic Shots
Throughout the park, you’ll find PhotoPass photographers available to take your picture with some of the topiaries.
The easiest way to find PhotoPass locations is by using the map option inside of the My Disney Experience app.
There are typically a couple stationed at the front of the park, on the main walkway in Showcase Plaza between World Celebration and the World Showcase, in France, and on the bridge heading over to France from the United Kingdom.
Most of the photographers are able to take both regular pictures in addition to cute festival-themed Magic Shots, so be sure to ask for those if you stop for a photo.
Fun (and CUTE!) Flower and Garden Festival merchandise can be found throughout the park.
Some of these items are available now, and additional pieces will debut throughout the festival. Select items will also be available on shopDisney.
These are the collections available in 2022:
Mickey Mouse Home Garden: Home garden-inspired merchandise from this collection featuring vibrant apparel, drinkware, garden tools and so much more.
Orange Bird: Find adorable Orange Bird keepsakes within this vibrant collection that includes apparel, accessories and other novelties.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse: Celebrates Mickey and Minnie Mouse — featuring apparel, drinkware, trading pins and a MagicBand.
Figment’s Garden (launches later in the festival): Figment-themed apparel, drinkware and more as you dream green this festival season.
Spike the Bee: Find sweet reminders of Spike the Bee on apparel, accessories, drinkware, a garden stake and other collectible novelties.
Get the Flower and Garden Festival map
Disney used to offer special Flower and Garden maps that highlighted where you could find all the fun festival-exclusive booths, gardens, and topiaries in the park.
But, currently, it looks like they are just sticking with the new 50th Anniversary paper map and putting festival-specific things in the My Disney Experience App, instead.
Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival Passport/Guide
Want an easy way to track all the fun stuff you eat and drink? Grab a (FREE!) Festival Passport!
Inside the Flower and Garden Festival passport, you’ll find info on every topiary, food kiosk, concert, etc.
You can get them for free all over Epcot but it is typically easiest to just grab one as you enter:
Best time to visit
The Flower and Garden Festival (like the other festivals offered at Epcot) is popular with the locals, so avoid the weekends for the lowest crowds.
Also, the opening days of anything (including festivals like this one) are extremely popular so be prepared for that if you plan to visit during that time.
Is Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival worth it?
The great thing about this festival is that anybody can enjoy this event. If you plan on being at Epcot during the festival dates, definitely take some time to enjoy Epcot looking its most beautiful.
Read more about this year’s Flower & Garden Festival
Be sure to check out the following links to our Epcot Flower and Garden Festival posts, where we provide information, tips, and much more.
Here’s everything we’ve put together so far!
- 2022 Guide to Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival
- Where to Find Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries
- Our 7 Favorite Flower & Garden Festival Booths
Historical Flower and Garden information
Even though the Flower and Garden Festival is back for 2022, because of health and safety measures it may look a bit different from years past.
Notably missing are things like the popular tours.
We do hope that in future years we will be able to see some of those return. And in anticipation, we’re keeping that historical Flower and Garden information here.
There are typically a couple of tours that are only offered during the Flower and Garden Festival.
Here is what we saw back in 2020 (these are historical offerings for reference only and are NOT being offered for 2022):
- Epcot Gardens of the World Tour – a 3 hour tour led by a Disney horticulturist. These are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9:00 AM to noon and cost $85.00, plus tax. You have to be 16-years-old or older to attend. You can book it by calling (407) WDW-TOUR.
- English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London Tea – this a free tour that lasts 20 minutes and takes place in the United Kingdom pavilion. Guests should register by signing up in The Tea Caddy in the UK pavilion.
- Royal Tea Garden Tour – this 45 minute tour has guests exploring an elegant tea garden to learn all about the artistry and history behind growing and blending tea. The cost is $20.00 per person and can be booked by calling (407) WDW-TOUR.
Even if you don’t make it to this festival, we have some good news!
Epcot is now home to nearly year-round festivals. That means that no matter when your next trip might be, you are likely to have the opportunity to catch one of its festivals in action.
Read more about all the festivals of Epcot:
So, will you be attending the Flower and Garden Festival? Or do you have questions that weren’t covered here?
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