We’ve had a whole day of news about the 2021 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival so far!
This year’s Flower and Garden Fest kicks off on March 3rd and we’re so excited to have another EPCOT fest to visit. We’ve already learned about the Outdoor Kitchens and the entertainment coming to the fest and now we’re taking a look at all the special gardens we’ll get to explore!
This morning, Disney announced the list of the 20 different garden areas that will be available all around EPCOT. These gardens feature beautiful and sometimes educational areas curated specifically to bring a little springtime joy to guests.
First up, there’s a NEW garden this year with the Prehistoric Garden at Future World West. This spot will let guests see the kinds of plant life that have been around since prehistoric times! And we’re pretty excited about the returning gardens too.
The returning Global Gardens include:
- Outdoor Escapes Presented by OFF! Repellents at Future World East — “Unwind in refreshing spaces that show just how easy it is to create an outdoor escape that brings family and friends together—no design expertise, huge budget, or green thumb required!”
- Floating Gardens — “Peer upon more than 100 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the walkway between Future World and the World Showcase.”
- Festival Blooms — “Admire thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas overlooking Future World’s East and West lakes.”
- The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZ at Future World West — “View a kaleidoscope of butterflies up close, in all their extraordinary color. Learn about butterflies’ lifecycles and maybe even see one emerge from its chrysalis.”
- Bold Bromeliads at Future World West by the Land
- Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth — “Delight in a whimsical area made to inspire youthful energy and creativity! The whole family can learn ways to stay healthy at this Outdoor Kitchen and garden along the Imagination Walkway.”
- The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board at Future World — “Learn about honey bees’ critical role in the environment, and enjoy sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work. Located near Imagination! Pavilion.”
- Tropical Rainforest Garden at Mexico Pavilion — “Discover the rich biodiversity of the Mexican rainforest and learn about its highly adaptive species.”
- Extraordinary Orchids at Mexico Pavilion — “Set eyes on these spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.”
- Bamboo Garden at China Pavilion — “Visit this garden to see bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.”
- Chinese Zodiac Topiary Garden at China Pavilion — “Celebrate the year of the Ox in this inspired display of Zodiac animals, made entirely from dried plant material.”
- Alpine Miniature Garden at Germany Pavilion — “Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.”
- Growing the Future presented by Murata Electronics at Germany Pavilion — “Beginning in April, join our friends from Science from Scientists in a fun and fascinating experience that explores how cutting-edge technology from Murata, paired with agricultural science, can transform the way we seed the future.”
- Garden Italiano at 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.”
- Kokedama Garden at Japan Pavilion — “Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.”
- Bonsai Collection at Japan Pavilion — “Learn about the ancient art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend to these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.”
- Urban Spice Garden at Morocco Pavilion — “Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends, once considered more valuable than gold.”
- English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London — “Unearth the history and art of tea blending at this elegant English Tea Garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion, featuring plants used in some of Twinings’ finest tea blends.”
- Shakespeare Garden at United Kingdom Pavilion — “Rediscover Shakespeare in this idyllic garden, featuring excerpts from some of the Bard’s most famous sonnets and the dazzling flowers that influenced them.”
We’re excited to see all of these gardens, but we’re especially looking forward to the return of some of our favorites. We love the Self-Guided Tea Tour at the English Tea Garden and there’s nothing quite like seeing the panoramas of flowers on the EPCOT lakes with the Festival Blooms.
We’ll be bringing you MORE Flower and Garden news today too, so stay tuned!
Which gardens are you excited to see? Tell us in the comments!