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2022 Complete Guide to Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival

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2022 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…

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 and outdoor seating.

Save to your phone to easily reference later.

Ready to explore more Flower & Garden Festival booths? Take a look at the links below for menus and reviews.

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.

WDW Prep School Flower and Garden Data

flower and garden festival data

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.

Pluto topiary

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).

mickey and minnie topiary

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.

flower and garden 50th

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 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.

flower and garden festival banner

Here’s what you can expect to see:

Topiaries

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
goofy topiary flower and garden festival
  • Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Broom, Ostriches, Hippo and Gator – Entrance to World Showcase
sorcerer mickey topiary
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her sheep – near The Land Pavilion
Woody bo peep and her sheep
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, DaisyDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie – Bridge to World Showcase
mickey and minnie topiary flower and garden festival
  • Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale – The American Adventure Pavilion
Pluto chip and dale topiaries flower and garden festival
  • Buzz Lightyear – Near Mission: SPACE
Buzz lightyear
  • Figment – Near Imagination!
figment topiary epcot
  • The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito) – Mexico Pavilion
three caballeros topiaries
  • Anna and Elsa Norway Pavilion
anna and elsa topiaries flower and garden festival
  • Troll – Norway Pavilion
  • Dragon Topiary – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
dragon topiary
  • Pandas – China Pavilion
panda topiaries china flower and garden festival
  • Timon and Pumbaa – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
Timon and pumba topiaries
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
lion king topiary
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany Pavilion
snow white and dopey
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy – Germany Pavilion
kermit topiary epcot flower and garden festival
  • Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
Lady and the tramp topiaries flower and garden festival
  • Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
Beauty and the Beast topiary
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth – France Pavilion
lumiere and cogsworth flower and garden festival
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc – United Kingdom Pavilion
croc topiary
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion
winnie the pooh, piglet, tigger topiaries epcot flower and garden festival
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
tink topiary
  • Bambi and Friends – Near Imagination! Pavilion
bambi topiary flower and garden festival

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

Get our topiary checklist and maps of all the locations

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

This year, there are 18 outdoor kitchens to grab festival-themed food and beverages. 

fleur de lys flower and garden booth

Here is the complete list:

Additional Locations:

Garden Graze

The Garden Graze allows guests to collect a matching stamp in their Festival Passport for each specially notated menu item you purchase (below).

garden graze

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.

garden graze completer gift

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
grilled street corn garden graze flower and garden festival
  • Avocado Toast with Marinated Toy Box Tomatoes on Toasted Ciabatta – located at EPCOT Sunshine Griddle
avocado toast garden graze flower and garden festival
  • Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis – located at Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible™ Foods
grilled baby vegetables garden graze flower and garden festival
  • Potato Pancakes with House-Made Apple Sauce – located at Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market
potato pancakes
  • Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla Cake soaked in Oat Milk, Almond Milk and Coconut Milk with Toasted Coconut – located at La Isla Fresca
garden graze flower and garden festival

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.
blossoms of fragrance garden scentsy
  • 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.
Outdoor escapes garden flower and garden festival
  • 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.
floating gardens flower and garden festival
  • Festival Blooms at World Celebration – Thousands of flowers creating living panoramas with a 50th anniversary celebration twist.
floating gardens flower and garden festival
  • Bambi’s Butterfly House at World Nature near Imagination! Pavilion – See and learn about butterflies’ lifecycles. Closes at dusk.
bambi butterfly house
  • Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth – Learn ways to stay healthy at this Outdoor Kitchen and garden along the Imagination Walkway. Closes at dusk.
healthful trail garden flower and garden festival
  • 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.
honey bee-stro garden
  • 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.
Orchids
  • Bold Bromeliads at World Nature by The Land Pavilion – Tour a variety of these amazing plants.
bold bromeliads
  • Bamboo Garden at China Pavilion – A garden filled with bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes.
bamboo garden flower and garden festival
  • 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.
zodiac garden flower and garden festival
  • Alpine Miniature Garden at Germany Pavilion – A showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of shrubs.
Alpine miniature garden
  • Garden Italiano at Italy Pavilion – A Tuscan kitchen garden with all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
italy flower and garden festival
  • Kokedama Garden at Japan Pavilion – Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art.
flower and garden festival
  • 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.
bonsai garden flower and garden festival
  • Spice Garden at Morocco Pavilion – Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends.
spice garden flower and garden festival
  • France Bouquet Garden (NEW) at France Pavilion — See bountiful blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
france bouquet garden flower and garden festival
  • 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.
tea garden flower and garden festival
  • Shakespeare Garden at United Kingdom Pavilion – Features excerpts from some Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets and the flowers that influenced them.
Shakespeare garden flower and garden festival
  • 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.
prehistoric garden flower and garden festival
  • Green Landing Family Play Zone at World Discovery – Enjoy playtime with WALL-E and his eco-friendly garden. Closes at dusk.
green landing play garden flower and garden festival

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.

scavenger hunt spikes pollen nation

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.

spikes pollen nation

When you complete your scavenger hunt, you can turn it in for a special prize that’s themed around the festival.

Here are this year’s prizes — cute snack boxes! You can choose one per scavenger hunt.

spike the bee scavenger hunt prize snack boxes

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.

spikes pollen nation

Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt

Disneyland Egg-stravaganza

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 year, the scavenger hunt that allow guests to hunt for Disney characters on oversized eggs around World Showcase begins March 31.

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 can bring your completed map to Disney Traders or World Traveler, where you’ll receive a special 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.

Garden Rocks concert standby entrance

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 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 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.

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 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.

Garden Rocks concert stage

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.

Spice Road Table dining package for flower and garden festival

Jammin’ Gardeners

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!

MDE screenshot entertainment flower and garden festival

PhotoPass pictures and Magic Shots

Throughout the park, you’ll find PhotoPass photographers available to take your picture with some of the topiaries.

flower and garden photopass

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.

flower and garden photopass

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.

Flower and Garden Magic Shot

Merchandise

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.

2022 mickey home flower and garden collection

Orange Bird: Find adorable Orange Bird keepsakes within this vibrant collection that includes apparel, accessories and other novelties.

2022 orange bird flower and garden collection

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse: Celebrates Mickey and Minnie Mouse — featuring apparel, drinkware, trading pins and a MagicBand.

2022 mickey and minnie flower and garden collection

Figment’s Garden (launches later in the festival): Figment-themed apparel, drinkware and more as you dream green this festival season.

2022 figment flower and garden collection

Spike the Bee: Find sweet reminders of Spike the Bee on apparel, accessories, drinkware, a garden stake and other collectible novelties.

2022 spike the bee flower and garden collection

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.

my disney experience screenshot kitchen for flower and garden festival

Download the PDF

Epcot Map
Epcot 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!

Flower and Garden 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.

Here’s everything we’ve put together so far!

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.

Tours

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.
Gardens of the World 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.
English Tea Garden
  • 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.

Epcot Festivals Calendar

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.

epcot festivals calendar graphic

Read more about all the festivals of Epcot:

Overview of all the Epcot Festivals

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

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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?

David

Friday 27th of April 2018

How late do the outdoor kitchens serve food ?

Laurie

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!

JJ

Sunday 11th of March 2018

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

Carrie

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.