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Our Blossoming Guide to EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

by Mommy Frog on March 3, 2022 37 Orlando

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Summary

The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is the perfect combination of delicious food, beautiful greenery displays and horticultural learning experiences. The park blossoms into a beautiful garden of sights, sounds and tastes of the spring season. The 2022 festival runs from March 2 through July 4, continuing the 2021 trend of a longer festival. No complaints here — that's 125 days to enjoy this seasonal classic!

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival - Goofy Topiary

We hopped over on the first day for some delicious food from the 18 Outdoor Kitchens, exquisitely crafted topiaries of our favorite characters and beautiful themed gardens. Even if you don't have a green thumb, you will still find plenty to enjoy. While I technically have a green thumb, I must confess I'm not much of a gardener and still enjoy this festival. Tad and Lily love looking at all the "topies," and Leap enjoys rocking out at the concerts.  What's even better? The festival is included with regular park admission!

For entertainment, we are very excited that the Garden Rock Concert Series returns this year! Famous artists perform on the weekends, while local bands perform on weekdays. What's better than live music, colorful flowers and lots of yummy food? Hop along with us, as we share all of the "deets" about this fun, flowering festival!

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival Overview

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - 2022 Signage

Move aside, Food and Wine ... EPCOT Flower and Garden is one of our favorite festivals of the year! We love the spring vibes blossoming throughout the park. It's a great way to celebrate the season and enjoy the beautiful weather!

EPCOT is decked out with lush gardens full of bright flowers perfect for family photo-ops. Character topiaries can be found around every corner, from classic favorites such as "Beauty and the Beast" to sisters Anna and Elsa. Spike the Bee's scavenger hunt, a butterfly house and special seasonal art and merchandise will keep you and your tadpoles busy all day! And don't froget our favorite part of any festival ... the food! EPCOT Flower and Garden plates up fresh favorites highlighting fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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When you enter the park, be sure to pick up the Festival Passport! It includes detailed information about the topiary and garden destinations, entertainment and the Outdoor Kitchen menus. It came in handy for planning our day, as well as making sure we didn’t miss out on anything that was new. You can also find this digitally in the My Disney Experience app!

While EPCOT is undergoing a transformation, the center of Future World is closed off just behind Spaceship Earth. You have a choice to turn left toward Mission: SPACE and Test Track or veer right toward The Seas with Nemo and Friends — both options will eventually take you to the World Showcase, where the majority of the food booths are located. There are a few topiaries on either side, though we recommend heading toward the right when you enter as the beautiful butterfly garden next to The Land is a must-do!

Sculpted Topiaries at EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2022

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Crocodile topiary from "Peter Pan"

I’ve never left the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival without nagging Leap to re-do our landscaping. Inspiration is everywhere! Disney’s expert team of horticulturists work year-round to create beautiful landscapes across the park. Look for the topiaries at the main entrance and scattered all around World Showcase, World Celebration, World Discovery and World Nature. EPCOT Flower and Garden exhibits its talent with incredible life-size recreations of beloved Disney characters.

Many topiaries repeat each year with some new ones popping up as well. Right at the front entrance, you'll see the huge new topiary of Goofy with a birthday cake (in honor of the 50th anniversary!).

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Lion King topiary

Around the park, you can find more amazing displays (and excellent photo-ops!). Stunning in the daylight, the topiaries take on a whole new life as the gardens and sculptures are illuminated at night. Here's a full list of topiaries and their locations for 2022:

Flower and Garden Festival - Beauty and the Beast with Fireworks

  • Goofy and 50th-anniversary cake – front entrance
  • Topiary butterflies – front entrance
  • Woody and Bo Peep – near The Land
  • Figment – Near Journey Into Imagination
  • Bambi and friends - Near Journey Into Imagination
  • Simba and friends – between Imagination and The Land
  • Pumbaa and Timon – between Imagination and The Land
  • Buzz Lightyear - near Mission: SPACE
  • Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Huey, Dewey and Louie – bridge to World Showcase
  • Sorcerer Mickey, Brooms, Ostriches and Hippo - entrance to World Showcase
  • The Three Caballeros – Mexico
  • Anna and Elsa – Norway
  • Troll – Norway
  • Pandas – China
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy – Germany
  • Lady and the Tramp – Italy
  • Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale – America
  • Dragon – Japan
  • Beauty and the Beast – France
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth – France
  • Remy – France
  • Tinker Bell and fairy houses – United Kingdom
  • Winnie the Pooh and friends – United Kingdom
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc – United Kingdom

Themed Gardens at EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2022

The festival features almost two dozen themed gardens and other destinations throughout the park — from the Shakespeare Garden in the United Kingdom pavilion to a miniature garden display in Germany. This year, there's a new France bouquet garden and even an "Encanto"-themed garden between France and Morocco!

While fun and educational for everyone, we really appreciate how these exhibits teach our tadpoles how to create gardens and provide wildlife habitats … if pond life hasn’t taught them enough already!

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Bambi's Butterfly Garden

A festival-favorite, Bambi's Butterfly House was full of colorful blooms and a flurry of several species of butterfly. Find it between The Land and the Imagination! pavilions. Explore the life of a butterfly from its emersion from chrysalis to adulthood and watch as the fully-grown butterflies flutter around the garden from flower to flower.

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Butterfly from Bambi's Butterfly House

You might even find a butterfly has alighted on you, especially if you’re wearing a flowered dress or shirt. This is the only place where a female will pay attention to Leap when he's wearing his loud floral aloha shirts. (I kid, but not much.)

Flower and Garden Festival - Blossoms of Fragrance Garden

New this year is a fragrant garden on the bridge to World Showcase. Amid colorful butterfly topiaries, take in six distinct scents (floral, fruity, citrus, spice, woods, fresh) as we welcome the fresh smells of springtime.

Kids' Activities at EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2022

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration

Tadpoles have flower and garden activities specifically for them. Every year, there are play gardens that surround your tadpoles with lush natural landscapes and playscapes. The Health Full Trail provides fun ways for the whole family to stay healthy.

Returning this year, the scavenger hunt, Spike's Pollen Nation Exploration, keeps the tadpoles on their webbed toes. It costs $9.99 and takes little ones on an "I Spy"-style adventure throughout World Showcase. Once completed, tadpoles return the map to Creations Shop, Disney Traders or World Traveler for a surprise reward! This is a low-cost way to keep your tadpoles occupied and receive a cute souvenir as a result. Worth it!

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival Menus 2022

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Flavor Full food kitchen

I'm an epicurean amphibian. It's fun to see the topiaries and gardens, but my favorite plants are the ones I can eat! While EPCOT's Food and Wine Festival is known for its delectable tastes and treats, EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is my favorite place to snack, thanks to its unique, fresh ingredients. Here's a full list of the 2022 menus:

Flavor Full Kitchen hosted by AdventHealth (Between Imagination! and Refreshment Port)

Food

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread (gluten/wheat friendly; plant based)
  • Seared Salmon with farro risotto and micro herbs
  • Strawberry Mousse with chocolate-crisp pearls

Beverage

  • Blood Orange Agua Fresca (nonalcoholic)
  • Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (nonalcoholic)

EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Avocado Toast from Sunshine Griddle

Food

  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (plant based)
  • Shrimp and Grits: Blackened shrimp and cheddar cheese grits with brown gravy and sweet corn salsa
  • Corned Beef Brisket Hash with house-made potato barrels, onions, peppers, cheese curds and a soft-poached egg with Tabasco hollandaise (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon

Beverage

  • Froot Loops Shake (nonalcoholic)
  • Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, rum and coffee liqueur and vanilla vodka

EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet)

Food

Early Bloom Menu (Available March 2 through April 9)

  • (New) Chilled Potato and Leek Soup “Vichyssoise” with chive oil and crispy leeks (gluten/ wheat friendly)
  • (New) Char-grilled Bison Ribe-Eye with creamy leek fondue, roasted carnival cauliflower, Romanesco and port wine-goat cheese butter (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • (New) Goat Cheese Creamsicle Pop: Goat cheese Crémeux, orange cream, olive oil cake, cranberry sauce and praline

Springtime Menu (Available April 10 through May 21)

  • (New) Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with marinated peppers, zucchini, squash, artichokes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta
  • Herb-crusted Spring Lamb with marble potatoes, spring vegetables and red wine butter sauce
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream

Summer Solstice Menu (Available May 22 through July 4)

  • Tomato and Cornbread Panzanella with burrata cheese and fresh basil
  • Barbecue Seared Pork Tenderloin with summer succotash, herb butter and grapefruit vinaigrette (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • (New) A Whole Lotta Melon: Feta cheesecake with watermelon curd, pickled watermelon rind, watermelon caramel and compressed watermelon (gluten/wheat friendly)

Beverage (available throughout the festival)

  • Raspberry Lemon Verbena Whole-Leaf-Steeped Sparkling Hard Tea
  • Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring hibiscus gin

The Honey Bee-stro hosted by National Honey Board (Showcase Plaza)

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread

Food

  • Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with jalapeños, bacon and house-made whipped honey butter (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with whipped honey-ricotta cheese, marinated vegetables and goat cheese
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with orange blossom honey whipped cream, whipped honey, crystalized honey, honeycomb, dehydrated honey and fennel pollen meringue kisses

Beverage

  • Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (nonalcoholic) (limit to two per guest)
  • Lemonade Mead
  • Orange Blossom Honey Wine
  • Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka

The Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • (New) Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly, with avocado cream, corn salsa, salsa verde and plantain chips (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Tuna Tataki Bowl with spicy yuzu glaze, mango, avocado and pappadam crisp
  • (New) Grapefruit Tart: Grapefruit curd, lychee jam, ginger mousse and yuzu cream

Beverage

  • Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (nonalcoholic) (limit to two per guest)
  • Key Lime Hibiscus Ale
  • Orange Peel Ale
  • Citrus Honey Cream Ale
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
  • Beer Flight

Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (plant based; gluten/wheat friendly)

Beverage

  • Salted Cucumber Apple Hard Cider
  • Lavender Martini: Vodka with lavender and lemon

Pineapple Promenade (Showcase Plaza)

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Frozen Violet Lemonade from Pineapple Promenade

Food

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips
  • DOLE Whip (plant based)

Beverage

  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (nonalcoholic)
  • DOLE Whip with Fanta (nonalcoholic)
  • Tropical Hefe Wheat Ale
  • Fresh Pressed Mango, Pineapple and Guava Wheat Ale
  • Hazy Pebbles Fruity Hazy Milkshake
  • Violet Lemonade Ale
  • Sparkling Pineapple Wine
  • DOLE Whip topped with mango cream liqueur
  • Pineapple Beer Flight

Refreshment Outpost

Food

  • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning (gluten/wheat friendly, plant based)
  • Tangerine soft-serve

Beverage

  • Tangerine Cream Ale
  • Blueberry Lemonade Hard Cider
  • Organic Blonde Ale with passion fruit

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)

Food

  • Potato Pancakes with house-made applesauce (gluten/wheat friendly; plant based)
  • Potato Pancake with caramelized ham, onions and herb sour cream (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with black forest ham and melted Gruyère cheese
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with mixed berries

Beverage

  • Hugo Lager
  • Premium Pilsner
  • Raspberry Radler
  • Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling wine and apple liqueur
  • Beer Flight

Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)

Food

  • Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, mussels, crawfish, potatoes, corn and Andouille sausage
  • (New) Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Andouille sausage and BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice
  • Grilled Oysters with Cajun butter (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • House-made Boudin Bites featuring BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain White Rice
  • Pecan Praline (gluten/wheat friendly)

Beverage

  • Bayou Cocktail: Spiced rum, coconut rum, fruit punch and Minute Maid orange juice
  • Orange Coriander Wheat Ale
  • American Light Ale
  • Double IPA
  • Beer Flight

Funnel Cake (American Adventure)

  • (New) Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake topped with strawberry ice cream, cheesecake crumbles, strawberry drizzle and whipped cream

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Panna Cotta from MoroccoTangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)

Food

  • (New) Mediterranean Flatbread with za’atar, artichokes, olives, mozzarella and feta cheese
  • Vanilla, Rose Water and Pistachio Panna Cotta

Beverage

  • Pomegranate Mimosa
  • Ginger and Elderberry Ale
  • Pomegranate Hard Cider
  • Blackberry Mint Mead
  • Flight

La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)

Food

  • Arepas topped with melted queso fresco (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Arepa topped with shrimp, crushed avocado ají and tomato sauce (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • (New) Arepa topped with chorizo
  • (New) Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk and coconut milk with toasted coconut (plant based)

Beverage

  • (New) Tropical Breeze: Lemonade, grapefruit juice and simple syrup (nonalcoholic)
  • Coconut Key Lime Ale
  • Tropical Perception White Sangria
  • (New) Tropical Breeze with rum

Trowel & Trellis hosted by Impossible Foods (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Grilled Baby Vegetables with hummus cream and red pepper coulis (plant based; gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup (plant based)
  • Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw and Kimchee Mayonnaise (plant based)
  • (New) Chocolate Cake with whipped cassis mousse, raspberry gelato and fresh raspberries (plant based)

Beverage

  • Twinings Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea (nonalcoholic)
  • Bloom Hazy IPA
  • Twinings Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with lime vodka served in a mason jar

Cider House (United Kingdom)

Flower and Garden Festival - Cider House

Food

  • (New) BLT Scone with Nueske’s applewood-smoked bacon, sundried tomato and basil
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with whipped cream

Beverage

  • Pink Lemonade Hard Cider
  • Watermelon Hard Cider
  • Triple Jam Hard Cider
  • Pure Brewed Organic Lager
  • Snakebite: Triple jam hard cider and pure brewed organic lager
  • Cider Flight

Northern Bloom (Canada)

Food

  • Seared Scallops with French green beans, butter potatoes, brown butter vinaigrette and applewood-smoked bacon (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce and Whipped Potatoes with garden vegetables
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with warm peach compote and sweet corn gelato

Beverage

  • Maple Popcorn Shake (nonalcoholic)
  • Blonde Ale
  • Blueberry Fruit Beer
  • Apricot with Maple Syrup Blonde Ale
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with maple rye whisky
  • Beer Flight

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Food

  • (New) Enchilada de Mole Negro: Chipotle chicken in a corn tortilla with mole negro, avocado mousse, crema Mexicana and queso fresco (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • (New) Taco Vampiro: Barbacoa beef in a corn tortilla with crispy grilled Monterey jack cheese, salsa ranchera and esquites (gluten/wheat friendly)
  • (New) Tostada de Chorizo: Plant-based Chorizo and black beans on a crispy corn tortilla with avocado mousse and queso fresco (gluten/wheat friendly)

Beverage

  • Poppy Flower Margarita: Tequila blanco, hibiscus flower tea, cucumber juice, aperitivo and blackcurrant liqueur with a chile salt rim
  • Hypnotic Margarita: Tequila blanco, mezcal, rosemary syrup, cognac and lemon juice
  • Craft Mexican Lager

Lotus House (China)

Food

  • (New) Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer
  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons

Beverage

  • (New) Rose Bubble Milk Tea (nonalcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, iced coffee, milk and boba
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, triple sec, mango, orange juice and soda water
  • Tang Dynasty: Tequila gold, light rum, strawberry, piña colada mix, white boba pearls and soda water

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Food

  • Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls stuffed with braised beef served with grape tomato salad and balsamic emulsion
  • Ravioli alla Boscaiola: Sweet sausage ravioli with sweet corn, spring vegetables and cream sauce
  • Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian doughnut with raspberry sauce and powdered sugar

Beverage

  • Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Rosa Regale
  • Moscato
  • Italian White Sangria with prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with cabernet sauvignon
  • Italian Margarita with limoncello and tequila

Fleur de Lys (France)

Food

  • (New) Croissant au Fromage de Chèvre, Herbes et Ail Rôtie: Croissant with goat cheese, herbs and roasted garlic
  • (New) Pan Bagnat Classique: The Niçoise Sandwich with house-made bread, albacore tuna mayonnaise, tomato, black olives, lettuce and celery
  • (New) Salade de Lentilles à la Lyonnaise: French Green Lentil Salad with bacon and garlic sausage
  • Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with vanilla cream and glazed with caramel fleur de sel

Beverage

  • French Wheat Draft Beer
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé wine with natural raspberry flavor
  • Grand Mimosa Cocktail with orange liqueur, Champagne and orange juice
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Vodka, orange vodka and liqueur with white and red cranberry juice

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Frushi from Japan

Hanami (Japan)

Food

  • Frushi: Strawberry, pineapple, and cantaloupe wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, berry sauce and toasted coconut
  • Chicken Yakitori: Grilled chicken with scallions, red pepper-shoyu emulsion and pickled onions
  • Beef Tataki: Seared sirloin with red shiso sauce, watermelon radish and sprouts

Beverage

  • Yuzu Tilted Tonic Hard Seltzer
  • Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake
  • Cucumber Cooler: Sake, vodka and cucumber garnished with a cucumber slice

Joffrey’s

  • (New) World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) — Minty Melon Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of watermelon-cucumber-mint juice with strawberries and blueberries (spirited option available featuring Watermelon-Basil Vodka)
  • (New) Near Canada — Strawberry Fields Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of strawberry açaí juice with strawberries and blueberries (spirited option available featuring strawberry-lemongrass vodka)
  • (New) World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) — Pink Paradise Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of refreshing dragon fruit-lychee juice with strawberries and blueberries (spirited option available featuring watermelon-basil vodka)
  • (New) The American Adventure — Wildberry Wonder Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of wildberry-hibiscus juice with strawberries and blueberries (spirited option available featuring tropical rum)

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Froot Loop Shake from Sunshine Griddle

What a wide variety of food this year! The EPCOT Sunshine Griddle outdoor kitchen was the perfect first stop as I enjoyed the Avocado Toast and the tadpoles each enjoyed the Froot Loops Shake. That's right ... a drink that tastes just like the favorite colorful cereal. Tad and Lily raved about it! Continuing on, we also couldn't pass up a returning staple — the nonalcoholic Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade. The picturesque pink flower-shaped Panna Cotta moved to Morocco this year. We had so many people stop us and ask where we got it!

Meanwhile, Tad was on a mission to collect stamps for the Garden Graze (looks like I just *had* to have the avocado toast ... hehe). Like the Cookie Stroll from Festival of the Holidays, there are five featured menu items. Collect five stamps (any time during the entirety of the festival), and you'll receive a complimentary prize from Pineapple Promenade.

The 2022 Garden Graze items are:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread (Flavor Full Kitchen)
  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Sunshine Griddle)
  • Grilled Baby Vegetables with hummus cream and red pepper coulis (Trowel & Trellis)
  • Potato Pancakes with house-made applesauce (Bauernmarkt: Farmer's Market)
  • Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk and coconut milk with toasted coconut (La Isla Fresca)

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Girl holding Spike the Bee and Orange Bird sippers

For all those popcorn bucket and sipper fans, the popular Orange Bird sipper returned again this year. It can be found at the Circus Blossom booth near the Port of Entry shop with an Orange-Lemon Smoothie. What's better than one sipper? Two sippers! You can also snag the Spike the Bee sipper, which has returned to the Honey Bee-stro booth (get it?), and enjoy the Honey-Peach Freeze.

These sippers can be very popular and can sell out at these festivals. With such a long festival, there is a chance that inventory can pop back in if it does sell out. Our advice is, if you see it for sale and are at all considering it, go for it! You don't want to regret it not being there tomorrow.

(For those wondering, Spike the Bee first appeared in early Mickey Mouse cartoons in the 1940s and has returned in some most recent series. He is an unofficial mascot of the festival!)

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival Concerts in 2022

Flower and Garden Festival - Garden Rocks

It’s not all sunshine and butterflies at EPCOT Flower and Garden … there’s music too! At the America Gardens Theatre, guests may dance and sing along to classic songs by a wide array of artists featuring a variety of genres. The Garden Rocks Concert Series has officially returned in 2022! From Friday to Monday evenings, renown celebrity artists perform, and from Tuesday to Thursday, local bands from Orlando perform popular songs of yesterday and today.

Garden Rocks Lineup 2022

  • March 4-5 – The Guess Who
  • March 6-7 – Rick Springfield
  • March 11-12 – Melina Leon – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • March 13-14 – CeCe Winans
  • March 18-19 – Mike DelGuidice, currently on tour with Billy Joel – NEW
  • March 20-21 – Kool & The Gang – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • March 25-28 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • April 1-2 – The Spinners
  • April 3-4 – The Pointer Sisters
  • April 8-9 – Blue October – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • April 10-11 – Don McLean – NEW
  • April 15-16 – Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston – NEW
  • April 17-18 – Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles
  • April 22-23 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 24-25 – Claudia Leitte – NEW
  • April 29-30 – Berlin
  • May 1-2 – TobyMac
  • May 6-7 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • May 8-9 – The Commodores – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • May 13-14 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett – NEW
  • May 15-16 – MercyMe – NEW to Garden Rocks
  • May 20-21 – A Flock Of Seagulls
  • May 22-23 – Collin Raye – NEW
  • May 27-28 – Thelma Houston – NEW
  • May 29-30 – Little River Band
  • June 3-6 – Simple Plan
  • June 10-13 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • June 17-20 – Plain White T’s
  • June 25-25 – War
  • June 26-27 – Daughtry

Performances will take place at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Be sure to get there at least 30 minutes early because seats can fill up quickly. If you want to secure a good spot without waiting, dining packages are now available for booking. You can reserve a meal at EPCOT anytime throughout the day, and come back later to a special seating area at one of the evening shows! We recommend this if you’re big fans and want primetime viewing.

Merchandise at EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2022

EPCOT Int'l Flower & Garden Festival - Merchandise

You may want to pack an extra duffle bag for your merch. There are always too many items to choose from. I couldn’t leave without the new Orange Bird spirit jersey! Adorbs.

We are huge fans of all EPCOT festivals, but we find Flower and Garden has the most gorgeous, fun merch. Visit any of the festival markets located throughout the park, as well as Creations Shop, to find different Flower and Garden collections featuring Mickey, Minnie, Orange Bird, Figment and Spike the Bee.

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival lets you discover fresh tastes, gorgeous gardens and all the information you need to have a bounteous spring. The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is included with regular park admission. Got questions or comments? Share them below!

Related: Guide to EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Related: Guide to EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

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Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Nov 15, 2021 at 4:26 p.m. Linda Ross Says...

Do you know what the dates are for the Epcot Flower and Garden Show for 2022? Thank you!

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Nov 15, 2021 at 10:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda!

Flower & Garden Festival 2022 dates have not been announced yet, but we'd expect it to run from early March to June (at least) and possibly into July since it was extended for an extra month in 2021. We'll update our guide once the dates are confirmed, so stay tuned!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 18, 2021 at 1:58 p.m. Debbie Says...

Do you order from the food cards online as quick service or just right at the cart?

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Mar 18, 2021 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie,

The Outdoor Kitchens do not have advanced online ordering, so you'll need to order at the food booth once you're there!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 4, 2021 at 6:31 p.m. Carolyn Says...

FOR 2021 - QUESTION

At what point prior to the official start date of the festival will much of the flowers and topiaries be in place? We will be there the week prior and would love to be able to see some of these! Would hate to miss out.

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Feb 4, 2021 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carolyn!

Some topiaries or displays DO tend to go up earlier than the festival, so you may see some in place during your trip! Crossing our froggy fingers for you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 29, 2020 at 8:17 p.m. Barb Wynn Says...

What are the dates for the Epcot Flower and Garden Show for 2021? Thank you!

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Mar 30, 2020 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barb!

The dates for 2021 haven't been released just yet, but this year, the festival was scheduled to take place from March 4 to June 1. The timeframe each year is generally very similar, but we'll update with the exact dates as soon as we know more! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 5, 2020 at 1:59 a.m. Aliya Says...

How long does it usually take to go through flower and garden exhibit?

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Mar 6, 2020 at 7:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aliya!

Most of the park takes part in the festivities, so this is largely up to you and what you'd like to see! To see everything included at this year's festival, you could definitely make a whole day of it. If you only wanted to walk around to see the topiaries and get a few items from the marketplaces, you could reserve a few hours to do so.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 6, 2020 at 11:52 p.m. Eric Says...

Any news on when and where the flower and garden magic bands and other Merch are being released? Any chance of pre ordering those and where to do that? Thank you!

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Feb 10, 2020 at 10:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eric!

No news just yet on when these will be released! We've got our eyes and ears open - keep an eye out at ShopDisney.com, too!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 8, 2020 at 3:32 p.m. Another Garden Fan Says...

Bloom-wise, when is the best time to visit the F&G Festival?

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Jan 10, 2020 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Another Garden Fan!

We are toadally huge fans, too! Topiaries and gardens are installed and remain throughout the festival, so in terms of blooms, things should remain more or less the same throughout! They are meticulously kept. We instead consider at factors like crowds, weather and our own schedules when determining when to visit, as well as any concerts or tours that we'd like to participate in. You can find the weather and crowd forecast here, and a list of all of the fun activities going on throughout the festival here to choose the time that checks all of your boxes!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 24, 2019 at 3:34 a.m. Prestige Worldwide Says...

Going to EPCOT for Garden Rocks---Wish we knew the TBD Band/Artist between March 6-12 – TBD?????--any guesses AFTER Peabo Bryson???

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Dec 24, 2019 at 7:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

I wish we knew, too! Right now, March 6-12 is still listed as a TBD. We'll be sure to update as soon as more information is released!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 9, 2019 at 7:27 p.m. Kaci Says...

I'm going to be their the first week of June. We plan on doing the Flower and Garden Festival on the 2nd. My son will be WAY more interested in the rides while I want to see the "topies" Any chance they will still be up on the 8th even though the festival is technically over?

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May 13, 2019 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kaci!

There are a few "topies" that stick around year-round! Have a frogtastic trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 24, 2019 at 4:35 p.m. Says...

Hi- we are going to be in Florida the first week of June, and thinking about checking out the flower festival (last minute) as I didn’t realize it was open til the 3rd. As we wouldn’t be able to get there until the 2nd, in your opinion- would it still be worth it to go, or wait until next year, when we could book it earlier in the spring?

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Mar 25, 2019 at 9:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

If you're just looking to experience the festival itself (and not looking for any special events or concerts that would have date constrictions), we still recommend that you check it out! Have a frogtastic time! There is something fresh every year at the festival, so you could always check it out two years in a row if you find that you love it as much as we do :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 16, 2019 at 3:34 p.m. Garden Fan Says...

We were just there and the garden festival was so amazing!! I’m wishing I’d bought some of the garden festival merchandise. Is there any way to buy it over the phone or will it eventually be released on online? Any insight/advice is sure appreciated!

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Mar 18, 2019 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Garden Fan!

Unfortunately, you aren't able to order via phone, but they typically release some items online! Take a look at Shop Disney to see if they've got what you're looking for :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2019 at 5:41 p.m. Garden Fan Says...

Thank you so much! I will keep checking the shop Disney site in hopes that they and to the online options. :-)

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Mar 4, 2019 at 9:31 p.m. K Says...

Is there anywhere to find a list of what Outdoor Kitchen foods can be covered by DDP snack credits? It all looks so good, I'm thinking about cancelling Garden Grill in order to enjoy food booths for dinner! (We have Akershaus for lunch). Thanks!

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Mar 5, 2019 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi K!

No lists have been released just yet, but there are generally lots of yummy options for snack credits. We'll keep you posted as the festival kicks into gear!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 5, 2019 at 2:47 p.m. K Says...

Thanks! Love reading all your posts as we prep for our first trip, and appreciate the reply! I'll keep checking back :-)

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Mar 5, 2019 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

That makes us so hoppy, K! Thanks for taking the time to read and share with us! :)

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Mar 4, 2019 at 3:08 a.m. Jeen Says...

Hey! So excited for my fav festival and all the new things to try and see!

I don’t know if I missed this but the dates and bands don’t match Disney’s website. Ex: sim plan plan is not till March 17. Has it changed?

Thank you for your awesome site.

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Mar 4, 2019 at 9:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeen!

We were so excited to attend, and we're sure you'll have a great time, too! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. We just double-checked to be certain - the dates for the concerts come after the artist in question in this list (i.e., Simple Plan March 17-20), so not to worry - nothing's changed in terms of dates! :)

Have a frogtastic trip!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 3, 2019 at 9:33 p.m. GAIL Says...

I'M GETTING REALLY EXCITED FOR THE 2019 CONCERT LINE-UP ANY CLOSER TO POSTING THOSE DATES??????

WHERE DO I LOOK FOR THAT INFO & HOW SOON??

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Jan 17, 2019 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gail,

We are toadally excited too! This year's concert lineup has been released here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 12, 2018 at 11:21 p.m. Brooke Brei Says...

My family will be attending the 2019 Flower and Garden Festival. It's getting close to the 180 day mark, so I'll be making dining reservations soon. I'm planning on getting a reservation for Akershus, which is included in the list of restaurants offering Garden Rocks dining packages. Will the reservation I make get me the reserved seating or will I have to call to change my reservation to a dining package after the schedule is released?

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Nov 12, 2018 at 7:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brooke!

That's a great question. Typically, the dining packages are displayed as separate reservations once they're announced. We do think it's a good idea to make a standard reservation now, and then call and adjust as soon as the details are announced for the package.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2017 at 5:48 p.m. Anna Says...

Thanks for the info! Looking forward to F&G for 2018!

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Apr 20, 2015 at 4:57 p.m. Cindy and Duane Says...

The EPCOT 2015 Flower and Garden Festival was the worst we have seen in the 3 years straight that we have attended. No HGTV guests, no give- aways and the special areas around the park that normally had special displays and ideas for your own home and garden were merely just pretty flowers. Even the butterfly exhibit wasn't all that great. We were very disappointed this year. Where in the past we would have gone back two or three more times during the festival, we will not this year. Hope the food and wine festival this year doesn't disappoint. We may have to re-think our seasonal passes for next year.

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Mar 1, 2018 at 9:37 p.m. Melody Aminian Says...

I've never been to Disney World, but I've heard many different opinions about Epcot. What do you think of their new ideas for a Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille attraction?

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Mar 15, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. burt carvalhio Says...

We just returned from WDW on March 10th. The exhibits at Epcot and World Showcase were awesome. While traveling from country to country we stopped along the way to check out the food booths and incredible topiary work. If you go to Disney during the flower and garden show this is a must see.

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