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Gardens of the World

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Epcot

World Showcase

Valid Park Admission Required

Age Interest

Adults

Price

Adult USD $85.00

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Accessibility

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Interests

Behind the Scenes

Explore a new side of Epcot—including all that it takes to transform World Showcase during the park’s popular seasonal festivals.

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Experience the Stories of Our Gardens

Join our Disney Horticulture experts for inside looks at some of the most elaborate landscaping operations on Earth! Our Gardens of the World tours are perfect for plant lovers of all varieties, whether you’re an avid gardener or simply an admirer of the beautiful flowers across Walt Disney World Resort.

During these fascinating journeys, Epcot becomes your "living classroom!" Witness firsthand how garden beds, shrubs, hedges and topiaries are meticulously cultivated at our seasonal festivals to evoke a sense of wonder. Imagination is only the first step in a complex process that results in these extraordinary botanical backdrops!

Travel around the World Showcase where you’ll learn how the Disney Horticulture team tells elaborate stories through landscaping. And examine how the carefully planned designs play a crucial role in staying authentic and true to the diverse cultures of the 11 World Showcase Pavilions.

Plus, in addition to dazzling visuals, you'll even get to take some of the magic with you as our experts share gardening methods you can use back home!

An outdoor flower garden with topiaries of Goofy, Pluto and Daisy Duck

Gardens of the World Tour – Spring Edition

Explore the lush landscapes and signature displays of the 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!

Over the course of 3 hours, join a knowledgeable Disney Horticulturist—and a small group of fellow enthusiasts too—for a fascinating walking tour throughout the World Showcase Pavilions. During your journey “around the world,” you’ll experience the following:

  • Become privy to behind-the-scenes tales about the award-winning topiaries and gardens that make the Festival so special.
  • Examine the role of landscaping at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Learn ways you can apply Disney landscaping techniques at home.
  • Discover various plant materials and gardening techniques—and see how landscaping helps develop a theme.

Don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to explore—or even develop—a budding passion for gardening!

Important Information

  • The price of this tour is $85.00 plus tax, per Guest.
  • Guests must be at least 12 years of age to participate. In addition, Guests under 18 years of age who are participating in the tour must be accompanied by a paying Guest at least 18 years of age.
  • Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • To make a reservation, visit Guest Relations or call (407) WDW-TOUR for availability. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
  • Tours take place on select Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM during the Festival.
  • Epcot admission is also required and is not included in the price of the Gardens of the World tour.
  • You’ll be on your feet for the duration of this 3-hour walking tour. With that in mind, make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring along water or a beverage to stay hydrated.
  • Actual tour locations and the order in which they are presented are subject to change.
  • Please check in at the planter behind Spaceship Earth at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour. You’ll meet your guide and tour group at this location.

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Gardens of the World Tour – Fall Edition

Enhance your Epcot International Food & Wine Festival experience with this fall-edition experience.

For 3 hours, immerse your senses in the world of edible trees, shrubs and flowers! This fascinating Gardens of the World tour gives you the chance to study the various gardens of World Showcase with a Disney Horticulture expert. Follow along as you’re taken on a journey around the world, examining the various edibles indigenous to each country.

Not only will you learn all about these edible sights, but you’ll be invited to delight in their unique food and drink flavors—and discuss different ways you can adapt their growing techniques in your own garden!

Important Information

  • The price of this tour is $85.00 plus tax, per Guest.
  • Guests must be at least 12 years of age to participate. In addition, Guests under 18 years of age who are participating in the tour must be accompanied by a paying Guest at least 18 years of age.
  • Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • To make a reservation, visit Guest Relations or call (407) WDW-TOUR for availability. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
  • Tours take place on select Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM during the Festival.
  • Epcot admission is also required and is not included in the price of the Gardens of the World tour.
  • You’ll be on your feet for the duration of this 3-hour walking tour. With that in mind, make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring along water or a beverage to stay hydrated.
  • Actual tour locations and the order in which they are presented are subject to change.

Call for Reservations
(407) 939-8687
(407) WDW-TOUR

Hours

Monday, April 24, 2017

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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