The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV is a spring special event filled with Disney character topiaries, loads of flowers, gardens and live music. The festival is held from March 2 to May 15, 2011.
I love seeing the character topiaries. Last year they had Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden and Princess Tiana’s Wedding Bayou. It was amazing to see the intricate work that takes place throughout Epcot. The bursting colors of the flowers and plants are everywhere you look. This year they will have Disney-Pixar character topiaries, such as Woody, Buzz and Lotso plus the guys from Cars 2! I am really looking forward to seeing them and Rapunzel’s Tower from Tangled!
They have themed weekends with various celebrities from HGTV giving demonstrations as well as Epcot gardening experts. Some of the special experiences are an extra charge so be sure to pick up a brochure to see what may interest you.
If you are a fan of music from 60’s and 70’s then the Flower Power Concert Series is for you. Special acts will perform in the America Gardens Theatre on select dates. Here is the schedule.
|March 4 to 6||Jose Feliciano||Light My Fire|
|March 11 to 13||The Guess Who||American Woman|
|March 18 to 20||Chubby Checker and the Wildcats||The Twist|
|March 25 to 27||New – Melissa Manchester||Don’t Cry Out Loud|
|April 1 to 3||Starship starring Mickey Thomas||We Built This City|
|April 8 to 10||New – Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.||You Don’t Have to be a Star (to be in My Show)|
|April 15 to 17||New – Juice Newton||Queen of Hearts|
|April 22 to 24||Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring The Nelsons||Poor Little Fool|
|April 29 to May 1||Paul Revere & The Raiders||Good Thing|
|May 6 to 8||Davy Jones||I’m a Believer|
|May 13 to 15||Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone||I’m Henry VIII, I Am|
Pictures from F&G festival…
For additional details, download the festival guide.