Fun is in bloom at the 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, where you can enjoy the glow of enchanting topiaries and savor seasonal foods at Outdoor Kitchens around World Showcase.
Discover dazzling gardens, high-energy entertainment and family fun at this spectacular springtime event. Sprouting once again in March, the 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be brimming with special experiences for every age and interest.
A few of this year’s festival highlights include:
With so much to see and do, you can return to the festival again and again… and find something new every time!
Delight in a stunning series of topiary displays showcasing seasonal designs and some favorite Disney characters.
Treat your taste buds to a tour of savory tastes and garden-fresh flavors at a series of stops around World Showcase.
Pick up tips to help your home spring to life at exciting HGTV presentations, each featuring a special guest speaker.
Plant yourself for performances at an outdoor concert series starring a line-up of musical acts from the ‘60s to the ‘80s.
Harvest a series of events at the Festival Center, and pick up a Garden Passport too!
Whether you’re looking to get your most difficult gardening questions answered, or you just want to gather a few new design ideas and planting secrets, there are dozens of exciting reasons to familiarize yourself with the Festival Center, including:
And while you’re there, be sure to pick up a Garden Passport to get stamped at your stops along the way! Passports can be found at the Festival Welcome Center, at any Disney Vacation Club Information Center throughout the Park, at all Outdoor Kitchens and at several merchandise locations too.
Remember: Each Outdoor Kitchen has its own stamp, complete with a unique design. Let the journey begin!
Illuminate your day in the park with an enlightening series of experiences scattered all around Epcot! You won’t want to miss out on a single tour, garden, exhibit or special happening throughout the festival, including:
Enlighten the minds of your little ones with a host of fun and engaging gardens, activities, exhibits and more.
Sample some of the spring aromas the festival has to offer with this recipe for a flavorful Watermelon Salad. Whether you bring a watermelon home or grow your own, enjoy a totally fresh take on one of Florida’s most popular fruits!
Step 1: Combine white balsamic vinegar, shallots, garlic, honey and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until well combined.
Step 2: With blender running, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Blend until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Step 1: If using frozen raspberries, thaw first. Purée raspberries in a food processor before pouring the purée through a fine-mesh sieve. Then, discard the seeds and set the purée aside.
Step 2: Combine raspberry purée, water, sugar, grenadine and salt in a medium saucepan placed over medium-high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring throughout the duration to dissolve the salt and sugar.
Step 3: Add onions. Stir to coat and then remove from heat. Set aside for 20 minutes.
Step 1: Divide watermelon among plates. Toss arugula with white balsamic vinaigrette in a medium bowl and lightly season with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Top each portion of watermelon with arugula. Then, top each serving with 2 to 3 picked onion rings before sprinkling with feta. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Cook’s Note: Balsamic glaze can be found in most supermarkets on the oil and vinegar aisle. To prepare your own, place 2 cups balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and simmer for about 40 minutes until reduced to 1/4 cup.
Top off your festival experience by picking out the perfect piece of flower and garden merchandise. There are several stops and shops to discover, each one offering something a bit different than the next!
Admission to Epcot is required. While most Epcot Flower & Garden Festival events are included with your theme park ticket, many experiences require a separate purchase or a separate admission fee. Availability is limited for some experiences. Events may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time.
Walt Disney World® Resort
Valid Park Admission Required
March 05 - May 18, 2014