So what is the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival? If you’re not a botany or topiary fan you might think it’s not for you, but actually there are a variety of different, fun activities to suit the whole family. That’s not to say the topiary isn’t worth seeing though! Epcot’s finest artists have been put to work creating topiaries of some of your favourite Disney characters, which are a fun addition to the park and definitely worth looking out for. The topiaries emerge from carefully cultivated gardens and flower beds which have been beautifully put together to create a colourful and exciting treat for your eyes.
Aside from the horticultural delights, there’s lots of enticing food to sample and enjoy, as well as a ‘Garden Rocks’ concert series taking place every weekend during the festival. Food will be served up from 13 Outdoor Kitchens which you can find around the World Showcase and which, of course, reflect the international theme of the park. There’s French food from Fleur de Lys pop-up kitchen, Mexican food from Jardin de Fiestas at the (you guessed it) Mexican Pavilion and authentic Italian cuisine from Primavera Kitchen to get your tastebuds around. This year, two brand new kitchens are joining the ranks: Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market, home to quaint Bavarian bites made from fresh local ingredients and the Cider House, which we love as it’s dedicated to us Brits in the UK Pavilion.
The Garden Rocks concert, taking place on weekends only at 5:30PM, 6:45 PM and 8PM, is a great time to rekindle your love for classic hits from artists such as ELO and the Village People as you meander around the Park admiring the topiaries and tasting all the delicious food.
The festival is taking place this year from today until the 30th May, so you’re not too late to secure your ticket. Click here to find out about our great value ticketing options (and, if you buy this month you’ll get a whole host of free extras including a half hour airboat ride, entrance to Wild Florida wildlife park, My Memory Maker photo package and even 14 days at Disney for the price of 7!).
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