The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will run from February 28 – May 28, 2018!
The Flower and Garden Festival is an absolute highlight of Spring in Walt Disney World! And since 2018 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Festival, it’s sure to be bigger and better than ever!
In fact, we’ll have all the details you need here on DFB. While we eagerly await more 2018 information, check out the helpful links from the 2017 Flower and Garden Festival below!
2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Coverage
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor Kitchens will be set up on the Promenade around Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon. The Outdoor Kitchens are similar to the Marketplace Booths for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in that they provide enhanced food offerings to guests at the Flower and Garden Festival.
So far, Disney has announced that there will once again be 15 Outdoor Kitchens in 2018. Stay tuned to the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for all the details!
In the meantime, click here to see the menus AND photos of all the food from the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!
The Garden Passport will be available to help you locate all the Outdoor Kitchens and keep track of everything you eat as a free souvenir!
The Passports also provide information on all the daily ins-and-outs of the Festival.
Garden Rocks Concert Series
In 2017, the popular Garden Rocks Concert Series expanded to four days each week from the previous weekends-only concerts offered in prior years. These concerts are free with Epcot admission, and typically take place three times per evening. Garden Rocks Dining Packages will also return for 2018.
Check out the full 2018 Garden Rocks Concert Series lineup here!
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Special Events and Tours
Garden Rocks Dining Packages will return for 2018! Similar to the Eat to the Beat Dining Packages for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, guests who book these events have guaranteed seating a Garden Rocks Concert in the evening.
Two Tea Garden Tours will be offered in 2018, and they will take place once again in the UK Pavilion.
New last year, the Royal Tea Garden Tour offered tea connoisseurs an opportunity to learn more about the plants and blooms that go into making their favorite cuppa.
The tour, which took place daily at 9:30AM, included a tea and scone sampling. The price was $15, and guests called 407-WDW-TOUR to book. We will update the 2018 details here as they become available.
Guests could also still enjoy the complimentary English Tea Garden Tour as well. Tours took place Monday — Thursday at 3:30PM and 5:00PM, with sign up for the tour taking place inside The Tea Caddy (space was limited).
The Gardens of the World Tour is a more extensive offering, giving guests the opportunity to explore the landscaping around Epcot — including some of the Festival’s signature displays — with the guidance of a Disney Horticulturist during the 3-hour tour (9:00 AM to Noon). You’ll even take home a few tricks you can use in your own home garden! Learn full details about the Gardens of the World Tour here.
We will continue to update Special Events and Tours as we receive more information. In the meantime, visit the 2017 Flower and Garden Special Events Page to learn more details regarding the sorts of offerings you may expect for 2018.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Welcome Center
The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Center is located in Future World. For the first time in 2017, the event’s Festival Center extended operating hours from the opening Wednesday through Sunday of the Festival.
Throughout the rest of the festival, the center was open each Friday through Sunday only, and offered FREE gardening seminars and workshops.
More Flower and Garden Festival Fun
Free with Epcot Admission
The Festival, including all Gardening Programs and Exhibits, is included in regular Epcot admission.
And, of course, the gorgeous Disney Character Topiaries all around the park enhance everyone’s visit to Epcot!
The Festival Passport will let you know where to find them all!
A full range of Festival merchandise will be available to commemorate your visit to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Look for items including apparel, glassware, kitchenware and magnets all bearing logos of the Festival and its attractions. (Look for gardening gear and upscale collections as well, including designer handbags.)
Here is a glimpse at a few of the pieces from 2017.