2016 International Flower and Garden Show at Epcot

Flowers surrounding Friendship Bay at Epcot
Thousands of colorful flowers surrounding Friendship Bay at Epcot.  30 million blossoms!

Video from Opening Day:  2016 International Flower and Garden Show

Bring your camera!!

Kicking off next week – March 2, 2016 – May 30, 2016 – the extended 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot promises to be amazing!

The Disney pin team has created several limited edition pins featuring the F&G topiaries. Other limited edition merchandise will be available at the Festival Center where they hold the special cooking and gardening demonstrations.
First look at F&G Show merchandise!! 2016 Flower and Garden Show Merchandise

Expect to see a dazzling array of over 100 topiary displays, gardens and exhibits—each featuring seasonal designs or several popular Disney characters.

There are over a dozen Disney-themed topiaries to experience, including:

Amazing! How do they do the hair???
Amazing! How do they do the hair???

Anna and Elsa –  Located at Norway Pavilion

Goofy About Spring Featuring Goofy, Chip ‘n Dale and friends Located near the Main Entrance

Miss Piggy & Tour de Fleurs Garden – Located at the Italy Pavilion

Spring Is in the Air! Featuring Butterfly Topiaries Located behind Spaceship Earth

Buzz Lightyear Located near Mission Space

The Living Desert Road Rally Play area featuring Mater and Lightning McQueen Located at the Test Track Walkway

Fantasia Located at West Future World

Phineas and Ferb Located at the Odyssey Bridge

Farmer Mickey

Farmer Mickey & Minnie Located between Future World and World Showcase

Bambi & Friends Featuring Bambi, Flower and Thumper Located at the Canada Pavilion

Peter Pan and Captain Hook.

Peter Pan, Captain Hook & Tick Toc Crock Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion


Aurora & Prince Phillip Located between the International Gateway and France Pavilion

Beauty and the Beast Located at the France Pavilion

Woody Located at The American Adventure

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Located at the Germany Pavilion

Lady and the Tramp Located at the Italy Pavilion

The Lion King

The Lion King Featuring Mufasa, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Sarabi, Simba and Timon Located at The Outpost between the Germany and China Pavilion

Cinderella & Prince Charming Located at the France Pavilion

Year of the Ram Located at the China Pavilion

Troll Located at the Norway Pavilion

Belle from last year’s Flower & Garden Show

Yes, there are flowers, but there’s also Special Foods available during the Show!

Read the entire Food Menu here:  2016 Flower and Garden Food Menu

We <3 Dole Whip!
We ❤ Dole Whip!!!  Tip:  You can get Dole Whip at Epcot during the F&G Show (with or without rum)!
The F&G Festival is so beautiful!
The F&G Show is so beautiful!  (I took this photo on my cell phone!)

And, don’t forget to stop by and see the special butterfly pavilion!


From Bonsai trees to butterflies, there’s a bounty of displays ready to capture your family’s attention and imagination. Highlights include:

Bonsai Collection – Branch out to the Japan Pavilion to cultivate an appreciation for an ancient art form that produces the most amazing miniature trees.

Butterfly pavilon
The Butterflies on the Go pavilion
Butterflies hatching.
Butterflies hatching daily.

Butterflies on the Go presented by GoGo squeeZ – Float over to this happening habitat in Future World to get an up-close glimpse at several species of butterflies—they may even brush by your shoulder during the exciting walkthrough tour.

English Tea Garden hosted by Twinings of London – Ripen your knowledge of the art and history of tea during this 20-minute guided tour. Afterwards, capture the cutest photos of tea-flavoring plants tucked inside giant saucers that are strewn throughout the garden.

Floating Mini-Gardens – Gaze upon 225 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the walkway between Future World and World Showcase.

Health & Healing Garden – Glide over to The Land to discover ancient plants that have the ability to heal!

Illuminated Gardens – See Epcot with new wonder as select Disney topiaries and Festival playgrounds all across the park glow with light as the Flower & Garden fun continues into the night!

Pepper Fire Garden – Think you can take the heat? Head to The Land Pavilion to peek at the world’s hottest peppers.

Prehistoric Plants – Spot examples of greenery that existed when dinosaurs roamed the earth at Future World East.

Purple Martins Presented by Audubon Florida – Stop and listen to the tranquil sound of this special species of songbird at Future World East.

Shakespeare Garden – Thou shalt adore matching up famous quotes to flowers found within this vibrant garden in the United Kingdom Pavilion.

Outdoor Kitchens offering delectable small plates and flavorful non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages

A brand new Harmony Gardens Musical Playground for kids featuring state-of-the-art net climbers

A new Fun Fresh Weekend focusing on family togetherness

Inspirational exhibits, seminars and how-to demonstrations

Garden Rocks Outdoor Concert Series featuring throwback beats from fan-favorite bands with new acts added this year

So pretty!
So pretty!

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working together at DAK
Working together at DAK.

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