Disney’s Epcot Has a Garden Festival You Cannot Miss Out on Seeing

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Every spring, Walt Disney World hosts the ideal event: the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. This springtime event has something for everyone to love, from topiaries shaped like Disney characters to butterfly gardens and outdoor kitchens! When you read about the wonderful details of this event, you will be ready to pack your bags and head to Walt Disney World, the world where the magic happens.

The Epcot Garden Festival Is Everything You’ll Want to Visit This Spring

This is your ultimate guide to the 2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival where you’ll learn all about the must-do activities for adults and kids alike. The garden festival considered one of the most exquisite and longest-running events at the park, takes place from February 28 to May 27, 2024.



The amazing Groot topiary at Epcot
Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy
Photo: @disney_nuts

At Disney World’s Epcot Park, this time of the year is all about savoring the beauty of springtime (while you jump on some adventurous rides as well, of course). For this year’s event, you can experience flower-filled, lush gardens, food booths featuring in-season foods and beverages, and concerts featuring big-name performers.


Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp exhibit


If you visit the park, you’ll see close to seventy gorgeous topiaries of favorite Disney characters blooming to life as floral sculptures. Highlights to look forward to for this year include Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Lion King, Miguel and Dante from Coco, the Lady and the Tramp, and Snow White, as they make incredible appearances at the garden festival this year.


Snowhite made of plants at Epcot Garden Festival

Snow White garden topiary at the Garden Festival in Epcot


Miguel topiary from Coco movie
Disney’s ‘Miguel’ from the movie Coco


In addition to the stunning topiaries, the festival offers a variety of garden-themed exhibits and displays that showcase innovative gardening techniques, sustainable practices, and the latest trends in horticulture. Guests can stroll through themed gardens such as the Shakespeare Garden, featuring plants and flowers mentioned in the works of the famous playwright, or the ‘Butterfly Haven’, where colorful butterflies flutter among the flowers.


Butterfly made out of plants and flowers
Photo: @thelostbros


The festival also features a lineup of live entertainment, including concerts, garden tours, and educational presentations by gardening experts. For those looking to get their hands dirty, the Epcot Garden Festival offers interactive gardening workshops where guests can learn how to create their proper floral arrangements, design a sustainable garden, or cultivate their own herbs and vegetables at home.

Bambi’s Butterfly House Is an All-Time Favorite

Bambi’s Butterfly House is a must-attend, especially if you have kids. You can enter an enclosed garden and find yourself encircled by thousands of vibrant butterflies. It’s a really amazing experience! This is an educational and stunning visual experience for everyone, and you will be able to explore the life cycle of butterflies on your own and possibly even witness one emerge from its chrysalis.


Bambi at the Garden Festival
Bambi’s area at the Garden Festival where people can enjoy flowers and butterflies flying around
Photo: @magicallymal

The butterfly garden closes at dusk every day, so make sure to make time for it during the day.

2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Favorite Global Gardens

  • Located in the China Pavilion, in the China Penjing Garden you can discover ancient Chinese art that recreates miniature landscapes
  • In Epcot’s newest ‘Gnome Garden’ people can explore and see topiary versions of magical garden gnomes, originating from German folk tales.
  • Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy is where visitors will be able to follow their nose to six scent stations and form lasting memories with the help of fresh, unforgettable fragrances.
  • In the community garden, located at the World Celebration, people will connect with the earth and each other at this celebration of a diverse and thriving communal garden plot.
  • Songbird Meadow presented by ‘Wild Birds Unlimited’ is an important part of many ecosystems—including the one in your backyard! Discover simple steps you can take at home to help these feathered friends thrive.
  • In the section of ‘World Nature’ at Epcot, attendees will be able to visit the floating gardens and peer upon more than 150 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the bridge to the World Showcase.
  • Learn about the art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures in the Japan Pavilion. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend these miniature works of art, creating pace and balance with the earth.
  • Last but not least, visitors are encouraged to visit the English Tea Garden to eearth the history and art of tea-blending at this elegant English tea garden featuring plants used in some of Twinings® finest blends.


Disney characters in the Garden Festival
Minnie, Mickey, Pluto, Chip, and Donald in the gardens at Epcot
Photo: @magicalmomentsvacations


Pack your bags and make sure to visit this stunning event to amp up your spring season!

If you want to know more about how to acquire tickets and complimentary info about the event, visit Disney World’s website.


Photos by @waltdisneyworld

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