Book a Fall 2025 or Spring 2026 Disney Cruise.

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

February 28 - May 27, 2024

One of the most welcome signs of spring is EPCOT's annual International Flower & Garden Festival. While the grounds at EPCOT are always beautiful, the Flower and Garden Festival takes them to the next level and everywhere you look, the park is bursting with colorful blooms. Take in the sights and sounds of the festival with a bouquet of spirited entertainment options. A plethora of Disney character topiaries, including classic-character favorites Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many others, play a starring role each year in the festival. Belle is typically featured in the France pavilion along with Beast, you'll find Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Germany, and Anna and Elsa can be found in the Norway pavilion.

  • Book a trip to Walt Disney World for the Flower & Garden Festival! Experience the wonder and magic of a Walt Disney World vacation with the help of a Dreams Unlimited Travel Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. Our agents will assist you in booking the perfect Disney getaway, all at no extra cost to you. Plus, we continuously monitor for discounts to ensure you get the best deal possible on your dream vacation. Request a no-obligation vacation quote today and let us help you create unforgettable memories.

In 2024, look for new topiaries from Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney's WISH (featuring Asha, Valentino, and the Wishing Star), and Figment.

Flower & Garden Articles

Perennial Flower and Garden favorites such as the English Tea Garden, Butterfly Garden, and special kids' activities can be seen at the festival as well. Illuminated topiary and play gardens light up at night for a different festival experience.

Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration family scavenger hunt activity returns in 2024. Explore the Festival and keep an eye out for Spike as he pollinates Epcot’s gardens. In each garden, you’ll need to search for the plant Spike has pollinated, identifiable by Spike himself and a Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration plant stake. Once you find him, add the corresponding sticker to your map. Once your map is full of stickers, your journey is complete and you can return your map to Disney Traders or World Traveler for a special surprise. Maps and stickers for Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration are available for sale at select merchandise locations for $9.99 plus tax. Guests can commemorate their scavenger hunt experience with select merchandise offerings featuring everyone’s favorite honey bee, Spike.

Don't forget to pick up one of the special gift cards that are created for this event too! They're tiny and are attached to a bracelet made out of what looks like an old telephone cord.

Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries
encanto mirabel madrigal
princess tiana

Making their debut during the 2024 festival is a topiary of Groot from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! Greeting guests in the main entrance of EPCOT are new topiaries from Disney's WISH including Asha, Valentino, and the Wishing Star. Each imaginative topiary will feature details inspired by each character. Be sure to stop back by this display in the evening as it's beautifully lit at nighttime!

A new topiary of Figment is featured in the new World Celebration Gardens area. In the Mexico pavilion, Miguel and Dante from Disney Pixar's Coco are featured.  

More than 200,000 bedding plants are added to the gardens of EPCOT for the festival, including an additional 60,000 bedding plants that create the iconic floral designs that make up the World Celebration East & West Lakes. The Dragon topiary, located in the Japan pavilion, is composed of sun-loving succulent plants, adding bursts of colors to the nearly 20-foot-long display.  

Because the festival is celebrated across two seasons, plant displays also evolve with the weather, making for true seasonal beauty and detail. Guests visiting during both spring and summer months may see new selections as the season changes.

All of the incredible topiaries have been cultivated with care by Disney horticulturists. Look below to see where the 2024 displays are located.

  • Disney Film, Wish (Asha, Valentino and the Wishing Star) – NEW! – Main Entrance
  • Butterflies – Main Entrance, Scentsy Garden, Butterfly House and World Showcase
  • Figment, Flower Topiaries and Flower Towers – World Celebration – World Celebration Plaza
  • Huey, Dewey and Louie – World Celebration – World Celebration Plaza
  • Donald Duck – World Celebration – Community Garden Near Connections Café in World Celebration
  • Bambi and Friends – World Discovery – Near Imagination! and Refreshment Port
  • Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy – NEW! – World Discovery – Near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Buzz Lightyear – World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE 
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep – World Nature – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) – World Nature Near The Land Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon – World Nature Near The Land Pavilion
  • Goofy – Rosewalk
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto – Bridge to World Showcase
  • Encanto (Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa) – World Showcase
  • Coco (Miguel and Dante) – NEW! – World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa – World Showcase – Norway Pavilion
  • Troll – World Showcase – Norway Pavilion
  • Pandas – World Showcase – China Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – World Showcase – Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp – World Showcase – Italy Pavilion
  • Tiana – World Showcase – The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Dragon – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion Near Torii Gate
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – World Showcase Between France and Morocco Pavilions
  • Beauty and the Beast – World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth – World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • Butterfly and Flower Towers – World Showcase – International Gateway
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) – World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden – World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc – World Showcase – Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Geese – World Showcase – Canada Pavilion

Flower & Garden Festival
Flower & Garden Festival
Global Garden Destinations

Weave through dazzling flowerbeds, stumble upon exotic gardens, learn more about sustainable foods and celebrate the ways we can live in harmony with the natural world.

ARTICLE: Taking a Closer Look at Featured World Showcase Garden Exhibits

2024 Global Gardens include:

  • The Community Garden – World Celebration
    Connect with the earth and each other at this celebration of a diverse and thriving communal garden plot.
  • Festival Blooms – World Celebration
    Admire thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas.
  • Connections Conservatory Garden – World Celebration Near Connections Eatery
    Settle into this thoughtful garden full of floral inspirations for your indoor spaces.
  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited – World Discovery  
    Songbirds are an important part of many ecosystems—including the one in your own backyard! Discover simple steps you can take at home to help these feathered friends thrive.
  • Camp Get Out ‘N’ Play Garden Presented by OFF! – World Discovery
    Bring the entire family to explore this camp-themed garden where little ones are invited to jump, play and climb.
  • Prehistoric Garden – World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE
    Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
  • Floating Gardens – World Nature
    Peer upon more than 170 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the bridge to World Showcase.
  • Bold Bromeliads – World Nature in The Land Pavilion
    Observe a variety of unique and colorful plants that can adapt to a wide range of climates and conditions.
  • Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth – World Nature Near Imagination!
    View a kaleidoscope of butterflies up close, in all their extraordinary color. Learn about butterfly lifecycles and maybe even see one emerge from its chrysalis. Closes at dusk.
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® – Rosewalk Near Imagination!
    Learn about honeybees’ critical role in the environment, and delight in sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work.
  • Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy – World Showcase Bridge 
    Follow your nose and form lasting memories with the help of fresh, unforgettable fragrances.
  • Extraordinary Orchids – World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion
    Set eyes on spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
  • Desert Garden – World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion
    Discover the special adaptations that allow plants in arid climates to adjust to the harshest of growing conditions.
  • Bamboo Garden – World Showcase – China Pavilion
    Visit this garden to see bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
  • China Penjing Garden – World Showcase – China Pavilion – NEW!
    Discover ancient Chinese art that recreates miniature landscapes.
  • Gnome Garden – World Showcase – Germany Pavilion – NEW!
    Discover topiary versions of magical garden gnomes, originating from German folk tales.
  • Miniature Garden – World Showcase – Germany Pavilion
    Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
  • Garden Italiano – World Showcase – Italy Pavilion
    From fresh spaghetti sauce to pizza toppings, this Tuscan kitchen garden features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
  • Bonsai Collection – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion
    Learn about the art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.
  • Kokedema Garden – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion
    Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
  • Shishi Odoshi – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion
    Contemplate the methodical movement and soothing rhythm of this traditional Japanese bamboo water fountain.
  • Spice Garden – World Showcase – Morocco Pavilion
    Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends once considered more valuable than gold.
  • Bouquet Garden – World Showcase – France Pavilion 
    See bountiful blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings® – World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
    Unearth the history and art of tea-blending at this elegant English tea garden—featuring plants used in some of Twinings’ finest blends.
  • Shakespeare Garden – World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
    Explore the works of Shakespeare in this idyllic garden featuring excerpts from some of the bard’s most famous sonnets—and the dazzling flowers that influenced them.

Festival Entertainment

The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series returns to the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival!

Guests can look forward to returning favorites like Richard Marx, Rick Springfield, and the Plain White T’s while new to the Festival acts such as Modern English, Crowder, and Lit will make sure that there is a little something for everyone to get their rock ‘n roll on.

Garden Rocks concerts take place daily at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:00 pm.

The 2024 schedule is displayed in the chart below.

February 28-29 – The Vybe April 14-15 – A Flock of Seagulls
March 1-2 – Jason Scheff April 16-18 – M-80’s
March 3-4 – Richard Marx April 19-22 – Plain White T’s
March 5-7 – Evolution Motown April 23-25 – The Champagne Orchestra
March 8-9 – Berlin April 26-27 – Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
March 10-11 – Rick Springfield April 28-29 – Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
March 12-14 – Dian Diaz April 30 - May 2 – Southbound
March 15-16 – Modern English – New to Garden Rocks! May 3 – Monsieur Periné
March 17-18 – Commodores May 4 – Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band – New to Garden Rocks!
March 19-21 – Foreigners Journey May 5 – Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Magic Juan – New to Garden Rocks!
March 22-25 – The Orchestra May 6 – Fonesca – New to Garden Rocks!
March 26-28 – Funkafied May 7-9 – Gilly & The Girl Band
March 29-30 – Mike DelGuidice May 10-13 – Simple Plan
March 31 - April 1 – Pointer Sisters May 14-16 – Element
April 2-4 – The Female Collective May 17-18 – The Spinners
April 5-6 – Blue October May 19-20 – Sister Hazel
April 7-8 – Crowder – New to Garden Rocks! May 21-23 – Epic Live!
April 9-11 – The Hooligans May 24-25 – Lit – New to Garden Rocks!
April 12-13 – Jo Dee Messina May 26-27 – Casting Crowns

Reservations for the 2024 Garden Rocks Dining Package can be made at

Dining packages include:

  • A meal at a participating restaurant
    • Spice Road Table: Includes 2 small plates, a shared dessert platter and a nonalcoholic beverage
    • All Other Participating Restaurants: Includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet/family-style meal (where applicable), as well as a nonalcoholic beverage
  • One (1) guaranteed seat per person to one Garden Rocks concert on the same day

Participating restaurants and pricing for 2024 is listed in the chart below.

(ages 10 and up)
(ages 3-9)
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Lunch / Dinner
Biergarten Restaurant $60 $34
Coral Reef Restaurant $73 $29
Garden Grill Restaurant
Lunch / Dinner
Le Cellier Steakhouse $99 $39
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Same day packages only!) $36  
Rose & Crown Dining Room $61 $26
Spice Road Table $50 $21
Special Festival Merchandise

Guests can find new Festival merchandise in the Festival Shops and pop-up Markets throughout EPCOT. Below are the merchandise collections for the 2024 Festival – follow the links below to see photos and prices!

  • Orange Bird Collection: Spread the sunshine with adorable Orange Bird keepsakes in this collection featuring apparel, accessories, garden décor and more.
  • Coco Collection: Keep the inspiring words “Seize Your Moment” top of mind with this Coco-themed collection that includes apparel, headwear and home décor.
  • Butterfly Collection: Flutter through the butterfly garden alongside Minnie Mouse with items from this flowery collection.
  • Annual Passholder Collection: Enjoy Festival treasures featuring Spike the Bee on apparel, accessories and trading pins exclusive to our Annual Passholder family. 

Merchandise is available while supplies last.

New Disney Merch: Donald Duck, BaubleBar, and More!
Watch the New Country Bear Musical Jamboree Full Show!
DCL and Oriental Land Co. Expand Partnership to Launch in Japan


Our travel agents will assist you in booking the perfect Disney getaway, all at no extra cost to you. Get the most out of your Disney vacation by letting us assist you with dining and park reservations, provide expert advice, answer any questions, and continuously search for discounts to ensure you get the best deal possible.