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What Is Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival?

Your complete guide to the beautiful festival.


Epcot is known for its amazing festivals throughout the year. While many of us get extra amped for Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival and International Festival of the Holidays, the International Flower & Garden Festival is one of the most beautiful at the park. During the festival, Epcot is transformed into one big greenery scene complete with topiaries and garden scenes—plus, great food and concerts. Here’s everything you need to know about Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival.


Figment topiary in front of the Epcot ball with Flower & Garden Festival signs
Credit: Olga Thompson/Disney

What is Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival? 

The spring festival is held annually at Epcot to celebrate horticulture and showcase how gorgeous flowers, trees, plants, and nature are. The 90-day event typically takes place between the Festival of the Arts and the Food & Wine Festival.


During the festival, Epcot is filled with stunning topiaries of beloved Disney characters, garden displays, and, of course, special festival food booths. 


When is Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival 2024?

In 2024, the International Flower & Garden Festival will take place from February 28 through May 27.


Topiary of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy Holding a giant wooden cassette tape labeled "Green House Mix Vol. 1"
Credit: Olga Thompson/Disney

What are Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival’s Topiaries and Displays?

Disney has three new topiaries entering the mix this year. Guests can find Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy holding up a mixtape near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in World Discovery. In Mexico, you’ll see Miguel and Dante from Coco performing a tune. The final new topiary pays homage to Disney’s new animated movie Wish with the introduction of Asha, Valentino, and Star at the park’s entrance. 


Topiary of Miguel and Dante from Coco performing a tune
Credit: Olga Thompson/Disney

Additionally, you can find Disney’s returning topiaries throughout the park. Those topiaries include: 

  • Figment

  • Huey, Dewey, and Louie

  • Donald Duck

  • Buzz Lightyear

  • Woody, Bo Peep, and Her Sheep

  • Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa, and Sarabi

  • Pumbaa and Timon

  • Goofy

  • Bambi and Friends

  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale, and Pluto

  • Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela, and Luisa

  • Anna and Elsa

  • Lady and the Tramp

  • Tiana

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy

  • Beauty and the Beast

  • Lumiere and Cogsworth

  • Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger

  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden

  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tick Tock Croc

  • Troll

  • Pandas

  • Dragon

  • Butterfly

  • Geese


As far as gardens, Epcot will have 25 different scenes throughout the park. Some of the gardens are more sophisticated, like the Floating Garden and Extraordinary Orchids, while others are a little more playful, like the new PB&J Garden presented by Smucker’s Uncrustables and Camp Get Out ‘N’ Play Garden Presented by OFF!.


In addition to the PB&J Garden, the China Penjing Garden in the China Pavilion and the Gnome Garden in the Germany Pavilion are also new. 


Plate of food from Epcot's Flower & Garden festival
Credit: Olga Thompson/Disney

What Outdoor Kitchens are at Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival?

Like all Epcot festivals, the Flower & Garden Festival will feature special, themed outdoor kitchens. This year, there are 18 festival-exclusive booths throughout the park that are open from 11 a.m. to park closing time. 


There are no new Outdoor Kitchens this year, but that doesn’t mean the menus don’t have new offerings on them. In fact, there are more than 60 new food and beverage offerings this year. So while you’re still able to grab your beloved frushi and muffuletta panini, you may also want to try the new chocolate mousse terrarium and Cubanito.


There are also special festival-themed foods at some year-round restaurants — like Joffrey’s, Swirled Showcase, and some of the pavilion quick service spots.


What is Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival’s Concert Series? 

The Garden Rocks concert series is a free, nightly show that takes place at the America Gardens Theatre during the festival. There are shows beginning at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:30 p.m. every day for the duration of the festival. 


You can find the full schedule on Disney’s site, but this year’s biggest headliners include Rick Springfield and the Plain White T’s. 


Is There Special International Flower & Garden Merchandise?

You bet there’s festival-exclusive merch for Epcot’s Flower & Garden festival. 


This year, it’s all about Orange Bird with special, new apparel, accessories, and garden decor featuring the adorable bird. In addition to the Orange Bird collection, this year’s festival has new Coco, Butterfly, and Annual Passholder Collections you won’t want to miss. 


The exclusive merch can be found at the Creations Shop, select festival markets, and on ShopDisney for the duration of the festival. 


Figment topiary at the Epcot Flower & Garden
Credit: Olga Thompson/Disney

What to Know Before You Go to Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival

Because Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival runs for 90 days, and it’s not as popular as Food & Wine or Festival of the Holidays, you’re likely not going to hit bigger crowds than usual at Epcot. Many parkgoers might not even know the festival is going on until they arrive. If you want to pick the best time to go to Epcot’s most-beautiful festival, you can take a look at our crowd calendar to find a “green” date. 


Once you’re there, no matter if you’re looking for the topiaries, gardens, Outdoor Kitchens, or merch stands, the MyDisneyExperience app will come in handy for all your festival needs.

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