April Showers Bring Disney Flowers: Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Guide

One of the most exciting times of year at Disney is the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! And the 2019 event is packed with fun things to do and tasty treats to try.

Throw on your shades and rock out to the Garden Concert series or take a walk through one of the beautifully themed gardens.

Whether you’re trying to spot your favorite Disney character or just stopping to smell the flowers, this Epcot festival is an excellent way to kick off the Spring season. Here’s a peek at what’s in store for this year’s event.

What is There To Do At the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival?

The 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival features dazzling flower displays and nature-themed fun. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of these major activities.

Stroll Through Garden Exhibits and Find Your Favorite Disney Topiary

Everyone has a favorite Disney character and this festival is the chance to spot one of them!  Surely the whole family will have fun seeing who’s first to find Mickey Mouse carefully sculpted from a shrub.

Moreover, you can enjoy the aromatic atmosphere as you take a stroll through one of the many themed gardens.

Visit the Disney website today to see where to find your favorite character!

Get Your Groove on During the Garden Rocks Concert Series

This year, the Epcot Flower and Garden concert series features 90 nights of music that’s appropriate for children of all ages. Each show lasts approximately 30 minutes with daily performance times at 5:30PM, 6:45PM and 8PM in the America Gardens Theater.

The Garden Concerts kick off from March 6th until June 3rd. And if you’re interested in booking a dining package to go with the experience, don’t forget to make a reservation at 1 of 15 delicious restaurants.

Most exciting, this year’s performers feature artists like Journey’s former lead vocalist, Magic Giant, Rick Springfield, Lonestar and more!

Click here to check out the full lineup

Take a Guided Tour and Get Connected With the Power of Nature

The Epcot Flower and Garden tours will help you dig deep into the magical world of nature. First, start off with the English Tea Garden Tour. It lasts about 20 minutes and guides you through a tea garden, teaching you about this time-honored beverage and the creation of unique brews. Best of all, it’s free.

For those looking for a more immersive educational experience, sign up for the Royal Tea Garden Tour. This guided tour lasts about 45 minutes and goes more in-depth into the history and artistry of tea making. Finally, the tour ends with a sampling of tea and scones.

Lastly, the Gardens of the World Tour, led by a Disney horticulturist, will take you on a 3 hour walking experience. Along the way, you’ll examine the World Showcase Pavilions, discover behind-the-scenes stories and learn Disney landscaping techniques you can take home! Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Click here to learn more about each of these special tours

Enjoy a Delicious Plate Fit For any Foodie

For 2019, there will be well over a dozen outdoor food booths with some brand new ones in the mix!

Make sure to check out the new flavors like the Orange Cream Slushy at the Citrus Blossom stand. Or enjoy an old favorite like the Violet Lemonade at Pineapple Promenade.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to grab a cotton candy that’s expertly churned into a beautiful blossom from the Lotus House in the China Pavilion.

Visit the Disney Food Blog for more details


All in all, the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is when Disney is at its most beautiful. Don’t forget to pick something up at one of the gift shops to commemorate your experience!

Which Disney topiary are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments below!