Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld

March 29, 2011 Katja Presnal

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers

One thing what I love about DisneyWorld; it’s always classic and you can trust getting a memorable experience and yet you will always get surprised, and every trip is a different with new things to do and see.

I’ve always wanted to visit the parks during some of their special programming, like during the Holidays or their food & wine fests, and on my recent trip to DisneyWorld for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I was able to witness the beautiful flower arrangements throughout the parks, part of the International Flower & Garden festival. The Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV was mainly at Epcot® like the name says – but we saw topiaries also at Hollywood Studios.

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV is a spring special event filled with Disney character topiaries, a colorful array of flowers, gardens, live music and special presentations. The festival is held from March 2 to May 15, 2011. While we didn’t have time for the special presentations by HGTV TV talents, we enjoyed the festival around the park. The topiaries was the most popular attraction for the kids, and we took photos of all flower characters around the park.

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers, Beauty & Beast

I was really excited about the Guerlain “perfume garden” at France portion of Epcot®. They had a garden that was like a mini version of gardens in Versaillle, and the Beauty and the Beast were in the front of it.

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers, Guerlein in France, Guerlain flowers, perfumes

They also had different Guerlain perfume bottles as topiaries, and you could see flowers that were in the perfumes with detailed explanation of the scents. I would have loved to do a specific tour to learn more, but we didn’t have the opportunity to do it. I am going back to DisneyWorld next month – hopefully I am able to catch more of this perfume goodness!

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers, Guerlein in France, Guerlain flowers, perfumes

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers, Guerlein in France, Guerlain flowers, perfumes

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers, Guerlein in France, Guerlain flowers, perfumes

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers, Guerlein in France, Guerlain flowers, perfumes

The International Flower & Garden Festival was seen all over Epcot®, you simply couldn’t walk around without seeing the flowers and the added festivities. They had garden themes shops along the walks and small gardens to attract butterflies and they even had a beautiful Mediterranean style garden giving you ideas how to decorate your backyard.

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers


But what everyone loved… was the topiaries. From Snow White to Cinderella from Buzz Lightyear to Mickey Mouse – the beloved Disney characters as topiaries were a delight. Enjoy the pictures!

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers

Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at DisneyWorld, HGTV flower & garden festival, DisneyWorld Special Events, Epcot flowers

Buzz Lightyear flowers, topiary, garden & flower fest

Cinderella topiary

Check out some of your favorite HGTV designers as they discuss how to transform your landscapes and living spaces! Each weekend of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, HGTV sponsors another great presentation about breathing new life and style into your home or garden.

Location: On the HGTV Designers Stage at the Festival Center, adjacent to Mission Space in Future World.

Show Times: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., from March 2 to May 15, 2011.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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