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Special Appearances at the 2017 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival

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Get sage advice from world-class gardening gurus at complimentary how-to demos in the Festival Center and special events all across the park—only during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!

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Plant a Seed for Adventure

Reach new horticultural heights at the Festival Center, a hotbed for insider tips, DIY inspiration and more.

Once inside, you’re sure to find floricultural discovers of all kinds—including:

  • Exhibits such as the Heritage of Disney’s Horticulture
  • Presentations and demonstrations on the Festival Center stages
  • Opportunities to hobnob with Disney horticulturists, Master Gardeners and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Specialists
  • Intermissions Café, featuring a selection of wine and snacks
  • A Festival Center shop blooming with Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival-themed souvenirs.

The Festival Center is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM—March 1 through May 29, 2017.

Topiaries of Donald Duck and Daisy Duck within a lush garden

Festival Center Events

Get the scoop on what’s flourishing at the Festival Center on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Garden Information Desk
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Connect with Master Gardeners from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences.
  • Garden Theatre
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Watch what’s involved in the making of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
  • Heritage of Disney’s Horticulture Exhibit
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Hear how horticulture played a key role in creating Walt Disney’s vision.
  • Hands-On Presentations at the Greenhouse Stage
    11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

    Garner pro tips and tricks from green-thumb superstars!
  • Demonstrations at the Fresh Epcot Stage
    Noon and 3:00 PM

    Cultivate craft, entertainment, floral and gardening skills that allow your creativity to blossom!
  • Tips at the Spotlight Stage
    1:00 PM and 4:00 PM

    Soak up planting pointers from the experts at University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences.
  • Conversations at the Festival Stage
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Catch lively discussions on a variety of horticulture topics.

Get the official event calendar for more information, including featured appearances.

Please note: presentations, seminars and demonstrations are complimentary, but seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Presenters are subject to change without notice.

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Family-Friendly Weekends

Wrangle up the troops for an abundance of eco-friendly activities that capture the uplifting essence of spring. This year’s itinerary includes:

  • Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment and Conservation Specialists: March 31 to April 2 and April 28 to 30, 2017
    Interact with team members from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park during this unique opportunity—an entire weekend featuring a variety of topics the whole family will enjoy, including what we can do to protect the planet, a.k.a. our own Spaceship Earth!
  • Celebrate Earth Day: April 22 to 24, 2017
    Share in a celebratory occasion as we commemorate the place we all call home! Enjoy an assortment of special activities—and listen along as featured personalities speak at the Festival Center.
  • Discover the Bounty of Florida Agriculture: May 5 to 7, 2017
    Don’t miss out on the chance to dig into Sunshine State! Interact with a whole cornucopia of Florida Agriculture specialists inside the Festival Center.
  • Florida Federation of Garden Clubs: May 12 to 14, 2017
    Marvel at amazing flora designs that defy description—each one located inside the Festival Center.


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