Wednesday, November 9, 2011

(For the Flower-Loving Females and Green-Thumb Girls)


As Epcot's annual Food & Wine Festival comes to a close, they are already making plans for another big event: Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival. A sign that spring has sprung, the festival began in 1993.

Tic Toc, 2010

The festival is positively ripe with topiaries and flowers of all shapes and sizes. 2011's festival featured over 30 million blooms and half a million plants.

Stitch, 2009

Pirate-Stitch, 2007

With each year brings a new theme to the festival. This year, Epcot was decked out with characters from the well-loved Disney-Pixar films including Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. Past themes have included the great outdoors, Disney romance, pirates, princesses, a tropical vacation, and much more.

Pirate Mickey & Minnie, 2007

Recently Disney has partnered with HGTV for the festival, so many well-known television stars are on hand to help with the celebration. Avid gardeners can learn new techniques to make their gardens vibrant and successful. There is also a butterfly garden, and some great little pop-up shops for all of your flower and garden accessories.

Sorcerer Mickey, 2009

With the flowers come some amazing concerts! I had the privilege of seeing The Guess Who at one of the Flower Power concerts in 2007, and was not disappointed! There really is a lot to take advantage of during the event - and most of the great things going on around the park are included with your regular park admission!

Aladdin in Morocco, 2009

One of the best parts of the Flower & Garden Festival is without a doubt the topiaries. So many characters come alive through the gorgeous art of horticulture.

The Lion King, 2009

The centerpiece of the festival is the entrance to Epcot, without a doubt. Upon entering the park, prepare to have your breath taken away. The amount of hard work is clearly present each year in the amazing displays that greet guests at the entrance.

Princesses, 2009

Pirates, 2007

The gorgeousness doesn't stop there - take a walk around the World Showcase and find topiaries unique to each country's pavilion.

The 2012 International Flower & Garden Festival will take place from March 7 - May 20! No word yet on what the theme will be.

Have you visited Epcot during the Flower & Garden Festival? Send me your photos and tell me all about your experiences!

Until next time!

Happy Gardening!

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