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2024 Complete Guide to Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival

2024 Complete Guide to Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival

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…

2024 Flower and Garden Festival Dates

The 2024 Flower and Garden Festival kicked off on February 28 and will run through May 27.

That’s 90 days to take in all the gorgeous topiaries, gardens, and of course all the delicious food!

We’ll go into a lot more detail below, but we’ve found that lots of people want to dive directly into the map and booth info so let’s start with that, first:

2024 Flower & Garden Booth map

Check out all of the booths for the 2024 Flower and Garden Festival on the map below, including our favorite individual menu items and favorite overall booths from across the festival.

(Save to your phone to easily reference later!)

Ready to explore the Flower & Garden Festival booths? Take a look at the links below where you’ll find all the menus, photos, and reviews from this year’s festival.

Additional Flower & Garden Locations

Flower & Garden Festival data

Want to see all our reviews in 1 spot?

Clicking on the link below will allow you to copy our data into a Google Sheet that you can then use for your Flower & Garden planning purposes.

flower and garden festival data

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).

donald and daisy topiaries at epcot flower and garden

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.

epcot flower and garden

In addition to the beautiful flowers and topiaries, there are other activities that occur, including unique food and fun entertainment. More details on that below.

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 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.

epcot flower and garden festival floating gardens

Here’s what you can expect to see:


One of the best parts are the Flower and Garden Festival topiaries that have been created in the shapes of Disney characters.

For 2024, there are several new topiaries including Wish topiaries featuring Valentino, Wishing Star, and Asha at the front of the park, as well as a new Groot topiary in World Discovery and Coco topiaries featuring Dante and Miguel in the Mexico Pavilion.

Here’s the list of what you can find, but we have pictures of everything plus a map and checklist in our Flower and Garden Festival Topiary and Gardens Guide.

  • Asha, Valentino, and Wishing Star from Wish (NEW!) – Near the main entrance
  • Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela, and Luisa from Encanto – World Showcase entrance
  • Donald – Community Garden near Connections Café in World Celebration
  • Goofy – Rosewalk
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep – World Nature between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Butterflies – several locations including at the main entrance, near the Scentsy Garden, at the Butterfly House and in the World Showcase
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Chip, and Dale – Bridge to World Showcase
  • Tiana – The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Buzz Lightyear – Near Mission: SPACE in World Discovery
  • Huey, Dewey, and Louie – World Celebration Plaza in World Celebration
  • Figment – World Celebration Plaza in World Celebration
  • Miguel and Dante from Coco (NEW!) – Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa Norway Pavilion
  • Troll – Norway Pavilion
  • Dragon Topiary – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
  • Pandas – China Pavilion
  • Timon and Pumbaa – World Nature near The Land Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) – World Nature near The Land Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy – Between Morocco and France
  • Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth – France Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc – Between the United Kingdom Pavilion and the Canada Pavilion
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy (NEW!) – World Discovery near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Bambi and Friends – near Canada
  • Geese – Canada Pavilion

Every year, Disney changes up the displays just a bit and typically adds at least a couple of new ones to the mix.

Outdoor kitchens

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.

Festival kiosk

In 2024, there are 17 official outdoor kitchens (with 7 additional locations plus Joffrey’s) to grab festival-themed food and beverages. 

fleur de lys flower and garden booth

Here is the complete list of 2024 Flower and Garden booths:

Additional Locations:

Garden Graze

The Garden Graze is a fun little optional activity you can do while exploring the Festival Kitchens.

In the back of the free festival Passports, there is a place for you to collect stamps after you’ve purchased select items.

Garden Graze stamps and completer gift

When you’ve collected the 5 stamps, simply bring your Festival Passport to Pineapple Promenade to redeem a Festival-exclusive treat.

You can complete this at your own leisure, but it must be finished before the festival concludes.

Here are the Garden Graze treats you can pick from for 2024:

  • Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany Pavilion)
    Potato Pancakes with House-Made Apple Sauce
  • BRUNCHCOT (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)
    Avocado Toast with Marinated Tomatoes and Plant-Based Cheese Crumbles on Toasted Ciabatta
  • EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)
    Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread and Plant-Based Cheese
  • Florida Fresh (Near Disney Traders) Florida Strawberry Shortcake
  • La Isla Fresca (Between the France and Morocco Pavilions)
    Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla Cake soaked with Oat, Almond and Coconut Milks topped with Toasted Coconut
  • Refreshment Outpost 
    Seasonal Fruit Parfait with Sweet Chili Sauce and Mango DOLE Whip®
  • Refreshment Port (Near Canada Pavilion)
    Plant-Based Buffalo Chicken Tender Poutine on Crispy Potato Barrels with Plant-Based Ranch and Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Trowel & Trellis (Near Disney Traders)
    Impossible™ Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables and Creamy Herb Aioli

Gardens & exhibits

Every year, Disney installs several large gardens and exhibits. You’ll find them throughout the entire park.

Here’s the list of what’s available in 2024, but we have additional photos and a map in our Flower and Garden Festival Topiary and Gardens Guide.

  • The Community Garden in World Celebration — Connect with the earth and each other at this celebration of a diverse and thriving communal garden plot.
  • Connections Conservatory Garden near Connections Eatery —Settle into this thoughtful garden full of floral inspirations for your indoor spaces.
  • Blossoms of Fragrance Garden Presented by Scentsy at World Showcase Bridge — Follow your nose and form lasting memories with the help of fresh, unforgettable fragrances.
  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited® at World Discovery – Songbirds are an important part of many ecosystems—including the one in your own backyard! Discover simple steps you can take at home to help these feathered friends thrive.
  • Floating Gardens at World Nature – More than 170 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.
  • Camp Get Out ‘N’ Play Garden Presented by OFF! – Explore a camp-themed garden where little ones are invited to jump, play and climb.
  • Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth at World Nature near Imagination! Pavilion – See and learn about butterflies’ lifecycles. Closes at dusk.
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board – Rosewalk near Imagination! Pavilion – Learn about honey bees’ critical role in the environment and enjoy sweet and savory treats.
  • Extraordinary Orchids at Mexico Pavilion – Set eyes on spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
  • Desert Garden at Mexico Pavilion – Discover the special adaptations that allow plants in arid climates to adjust to the harshest of growing conditions.
  • Bold Bromeliads at World Nature by The Land Pavilion – Observe a variety of unique and colorful plants that can adapt to a wide range of climates and conditions.
  • Bamboo Garden at China Pavilion – A garden filled with bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes.
  • Chinese Penjing Garden at China Pavilion (NEW!) – Discover ancient Chinese art that recreates miniature landscapes.
  • Miniature Garden at Germany Pavilion – A showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of shrubs.
  • Gnome Garden at Germany Pavilion (NEW!) – Topiary versions of magical garden gnomes, originating from German folk tales.
  • 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.
  • Shishi-odoshi at Japan Pavilion (NEW!) – Contemplate the methodical movement and soothing rhythm of this traditional Japanese bamboo water fountain.
  • 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 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.

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 that’s themed around the festival.

The prize for completing the scavenger hunt in 2024 is a miniature cornhole game:

Note: Prizes need to be picked up by the end of the festival and, even if you don’t complete the entire scavenger hunt, you can still collect your prize.

2023 spike the bee scavenger hunt

Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt

donald duck egg - egg-stravaganza - epcot - easter

The Egg-stravangaza Scavenger Hunt (say that 5 times fast) is an Easter-themed activity that’s available for a limited-time at Epcot during the Flower & Garden Festival.

This scavenger hunt allows guests to hunt for Disney characters on oversized eggs around World Showcase.

egg-stravaganza easter scavenger hunt at epcot

You can purchase a map and stickers for $9.99 (plus tax) at select merchandise locations (available while supplies last).

Once you’re finished, you’ll bring your completed map to Disney Traders or World Traveler, where you’ll receive a special prize.

Garden Rocks Concert Series

Ready to rock out? During the Flower and Garden Festival, headlining performers play at the America Gardens Theater in the America pavilion Fridays through Mondays, while local Orlando bands will play Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Garden Rocks concert standby entrance

Here is the lineup for 2024:

  • February 28 and 29: The Vybe
  • March 1 and 2: Jason Scheff
  • March 3 and 4: Richard Marx
  • March 5, 6, and 7: Evolution Motown
  • March 8 and 9: Berlin
  • March 10 and 11: Rick Springfield
  • March 12, 13, and 14: Dian Diaz
  • March 15 and 16: Modern English (NEW)
  • March 17 and 18: Commodores
  • March 19, 20, and 21: Foreigners Journey
  • March 22, 23, 24, and 25: The Orchestra
  • March 26, 27, and 28: Funkafied
  • March 29 and 30: Mike DelGuidice
  • March 31 and April 1: Pointer Sisters
  • April 2, 3, and 4: The Female Collective
  • April 5 and 6: Blue October
  • April 7 and 8: Crowder (NEW)
  • April 9, 10, and 11: Hooligans
  • April 12 and 13: Jo Dee Messina
  • April 14 and 15: A Flock of Seagulls
  • April 16, 17, and 18: M-80’s
  • April 19, 20, 21, and 22: Plain White T’s
  • April 23, 24, and 25: Champagne Orchestra
  • April 26 and 27: Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 28 and 29: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
  • April 30 and May 1, 2: Southbound
  • May 3: Monsieur Periné
  • May 4: Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Magic Juan
  • May 5: Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band
  • May 6: To Be Announced
  • May 7, 8, and 9: Gilly & The Girl Band
  • May 10, 11, 12, and 13: Simple Plan
  • May 14, 15, and 16: Element
  • May 17 and 18: The Spinners
  • May 19 and 20: Sister Hazel
  • May 21, 22, and 23: Epic
  • May 24 and 25: Lit (NEW)
  • May 26 and 27: To Be Announced

General seating for the concerts is free and is included in your price of admission to the park.

Garden Rocks Concerts take place 3 times a night – 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

It’s not too difficult to snag a seat at 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 concert american gardens theater

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 are typically 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.

Garden Rocks Dining Package entrance

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 different restaurants at Epcot that you can book for either lunch or dinner. Each package includes:

  • Spice Road Table: Includes 2 small plates, a shared dessert platter and a nonalcoholic beverage
  • All Other Participating Restaurants: Includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet/family-style meal (where applicable), as well as a nonalcoholic beverage
  • One guaranteed seat per person to a Garden Rocks concert held on the same day

Note that an adult is ages 10 and up and children are considered ages 3 to 9.

The following restaurants are available for dining packages in 2024:

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Norway Pavilion
B – $66.00
L/D – $78.00
B- $42.00
L/D – $52.00
Biergarten Restaurant
Germany Pavilion
L/D – $60.00L/D – $34.00
Coral Reef Restaurant
The Living Seas
L/D – $73.00L/D – $29.00
Garden Grill Restaurant
The Land Pavilion
B – $58.00
L/D – $73.00
B – $37.00
L/D – $47.00
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Canada Pavilion
L/D – $99.00L/D – $39.00
Regal Eagle Smokehouse
America Pavilion
*Available as same-day dining package only
L/D – $36.00L/D – $36.00
Rose & Crown Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion
L/D – $61.00L/D – $26.00
Spice Road Table
Morocco Pavilion
garden rocks concert

Walk-up dining packages

In addition to packages that you can pre-book, you can sometimes also find walk-up packages available at select dining locations.

In 2024, Regal Eagle has a walk-up dining package.

To check availability for the same-day dining package, visit Regal Eagle Smokehouse. Same-day packages are subject to availability and may not be available on peak dates.

These are only available same day and can be booked in person.

JAMMitors / Jammin’ Gardeners

Another festival favorite are the JAMMitors.

This group has been around for years, and with each festival, they often customize their “instruments” and name to fit the theme.

For the Flower and Garden Festival, you can usually find them in World Celebration jammin’ on metal trash cans!

JAMMitors screenshot my disney experience

Spaceship Earth – Encanto & Pocahontas Sequences

Throughout the year, Disney rotates different light shows on Spaceship Earth to reflect the season or the current festival.

During the Flower and Garden Festival, in addition to a couple of standard displays that will play intermittently during the evening, you can also catch shows set to the music of Encanto and Pocahantas.

Spaceship Earth Encanto

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.

photopass in my disney experience screenshot

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 can 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.

2024 Flower and Garden Festival Exclusive Magic Shots

  • Isabela
    • between the Germany and Italy pavilions
  • Spike the Bee
    • World Showcase
  • Orange Bird
    • at the main entrance of the park, facing Spaceship Earth
    • in the center of the new World Celebration Gardens area
    • near the entrance to World Showcase underneath the Monorail beam near the planter exiting World Celebration Gardens and heading into World Showcase
  • Dandelion
    • near the entrance to World Showcase underneath the Monorail beam
  • Orange Bird Basket
    • center of World Celebration Gardens
  • Fairy Wings
    • available from most photographers throughout the park
  • Butterflies
    • located near the entrance to World Showcase under the Monorail beam
  • Miniature Topiaries (Mickey, Minnie, Snow White, and Dopey)
    • between the Germany and Italy pavilions
  • Groot
    • near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind


There are a couple of tours you can do during the Flower and Garden Festival:

  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London Tea (GUIDED) – 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.

    There is also a self-guided tour option available, too. To participate, you just need to pick up a brochure at the Tea Caddy.
English Tea Garden
  • Behind the Seeds – This horticulture tour is available year-round, but the theming makes it an excellent option for a Flower and Garden focused trip, since it takes you backstage on Living with the Land to learn all about the greenhouses and farming techniques being implemented. The cost is $35 per person and you can book online or check the kiosk near the entry to Soarin’ for same-day availability.


Fun (and CUTE!) Flower and Garden Festival merchandise can be found throughout the park.

Some of these items are available early, while additional pieces debut throughout the festival. Select items will also be available online at The Disney Store.

Here are the collections for 2024:

  • Orange Bird Collection: Spread the sunshine with adorable Orange Bird keepsakes in this collection featuring apparel, accessories, garden décor and more.
  • Coco Collection: Keep the inspiring words “Seize Your Moment” top of mind with this Coco-themed collection that includes apparel, headwear and home décor.
  • Butterfly Collection: Flutter through the butterfly garden alongside Minnie Mouse with items from this flowery collection.
  • Annual Passholder Collection: Enjoy Festival treasures featuring Spike the Bee on apparel, accessories and trading pins exclusive to our Annual Passholder family.  

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, in recent years, they’ve opted to skip a Festival-themed map and instead put all the festival exclusive items on the map in the My Disney Experience app.

my disney experience screenshot kitchen for flower and garden festival

We have put all the booth locations onto one map, though. Make sure you save it to your phone for use in the parks.

Download the PDF

Epcot Guide Map
Epcot Guide Map

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:

passport stand flower and garden festival

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.

orange bird sipper cup

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.

garden graze flower and garden festival

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.

2024 Epcot Festivals Calendar

Wondering if a festival will be taking place on your next visit to Epcot? We track all known and estimated festival dates in a calendar for easy reference.

  • Festival of the Arts: January 12–February 19, 2024 (confirmed dates)
  • Flower and Garden Festival : February 28–May 27, 2024 (confirmed dates)
  • Food and Wine Festival: August 29–November 23, 2024 (confirmed dates)
  • Festival of the Holidays: November 29–December 30, 2024 (confirmed dates)
Epcot Festivals 2024 Calendar

Read more about all the festivals of Epcot:

Overview of all the Epcot Festivals


So, will you be attending the Flower and Garden Festival? Or do you have questions that weren’t covered here?

Please share in the comments.

Emily Fletcher

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

I planned out our days for our May 2019 trip and realized I planned an Epcot day on a Saturday. We will have our two boys, 4 and 1, with us and I am concerned that the weekends during F&G will be as "rowdy" as the weekends during F&W. Should young families avoid this event on the weekends?


Friday 27th of April 2018

How late do the outdoor kitchens serve food ?


Friday 23rd of March 2018

Are there places to sit at the outdoor kitchens? Trying to decide if we'd like to "hop" the outdoor kitchens or should schedule a reservation as to have a guaranteed seat. Thanks!


Sunday 11th of March 2018

Can you still trade in a QS credit for 3 snacks at a kiosk?


Tuesday 6th of March 2018

We went to Epcot yesterday. The topiaries were very pretty! Even my 7 year old son stopped to look at them. it was his favorite park.