Happiness blooms at the 2023 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! The dates are finally here for our favorite festival in bloom, where guests can start enjoying the Flower and Garden Festival on March 1st, 2023. Last year the Flower and Garden festival was the longest festival on record so we also have high hopes for this year!
World Showcase will also host over 20 of our favorite food and beverage booths, with some old and new favorites! We are also expecting EPCOT Flower and Garden festival merchandise and hoping for the popular Eat to The Beat Concert series to be back! Last year, the Flower and Garden Festival was one of the best EPCOT festivals of 2022, so we have high hopes for this year.
The 2023 Flower and Garden Festival Menus and Booths were just announced too, and we love to see the incredibly innovative and fresh items that have been added this year!
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So with so many entertaining sights to see and delicious eats and drinks to taste, we’re here to cover everything you need to know about this year’s 2023 Flower and Garden Festival. Read on!
SPECIAL NOTE: If you’re looking for the absolute best time to visit the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival be sure to check out our Disney Crowd Calendar.
The Disney Flower and Garden Festival is an annual event that takes place in EPCOT park and has been in bloom since 1994. Every year, the park is bursting with color and incredible sculptures made from hundreds and thousands of different types of flowers. It marks as one of the highlights of visiting Walt Disney World in the spring.
This Epcot Garden Festival takes a full year and about 400 Walt Disney World cast members to prepare for. All of this hard work for the 120-day Flower and Garden Festival. For this reason the Epcot Flower and Garden 2023 dates will all be similar to years in the past.
In outcome, there are about 30-million blooms, 240 floating flower planters, 700 gardens, almost 100 incredible Disney character topiaries, 30 flower towers, and a butterfly tapestry of flowers. This is what creates a spectacular spring.
The dates for the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023 are March 1st, 2023 – July 5th, 2023. Disney just recently announced these dates, as they do shortly after the start of the EPCOT Festival of the Arts.
2023 EPCOT Flower And Garden Dates
The Disney Flower and Garden 2023 dates – March 1st, 2023 – July 5th, 2023
(If you haven’t booked your trip yet, have no fear! We can help get you pick the best time to visit no matter what your budget or unique vacation needs.)
When is the best time to visit EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival in 2023?
The best times to visit EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival in 2023 are:
The Epcot Flower and Garden 2023 adventures are located at all throughout EPCOT, but mostly featured on the World Showcase. Here you will see large and beautiful Disney characters made out of flowers.
Aside from gorgeous flower displays, you can expect to try some delicious meals, snacks and drinks that are specific to Flower and Garden 2023. There will be numerous kiosks located all throughout World Showcase.
We suggest taking a map of the Epcot Flower and Garden festival so you can spot all the photo-ops and delicious food stands.
The Best Disney Resorts for the 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
With the addition of the Disney Skyliner there have never been so many great hotel options for guests visiting EPCOT. Below are our recommendations when visiting the 2023WDW Flower and Garden Festival.
Hotels in Walking Distance to 2023 Flower and Garden Festival
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
The Disney Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club
Swan & Dolphin (friendly neighbor resorts)
Disney Skyliner Access to 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
So what’s on the Flower and Garden menu? There’s more than “meats” the eye when it comes to the International Flower and Garden Festival. That’s right, there’s food and drinks too!
During the 2023 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival dates, guests can enjoy new Magnolia Terrace at The American Adventure. This terrace will be serving low-country, gulf-region comfort food.
Parkgoers will also enjoy an innovative plant-based menu at Trowel & Trellis hosted by IMPOSSIBLE Foods.
Good news for everybody! EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Menus are still around and getting better and better each year. The new Flower and Garden Festival food booths have been announced for 2023! We are so happy to see brand new Flower and Garden Food Booths for 2023 and everything looks so delicious!
NEW BOOTH 2023! BRUNCHCOT
Avocado Toast with Marinated Toy Box Tomatoes on Toasted Ciabatta (plant-based, Garden Graze item)
Shrimp and Grits: Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Sweet Corn Salsa
Lox Benedict on Everything Focaccia with Everything-Spiced Cream Cheese, Shallots, Crispy Capers and Hollandaise
Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon
Froot Loops Shake (nonalcoholic)
Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with Milk, Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur, and Vanilla Vodka
New Booth 2023! Florida Fresh
Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread and Spicy Corn Chips (plant-based, Garden Graze item)
Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread and Plant-Based Cotija Cheese (plant-based, Garden Graze item)
Blackened Fish Slider with Roasted Tomatoes, Watercress and Citrus Remoulade on Brioche
Watermelon Salad with Blueberries, Pickled Red Onions, Balsamic and Feta
Florida Strawberry Shortcake
Cucumber Watermelon Slushy (nonalcoholic)
Cucumber Watermelon Slushy with Gin
EPCOT Sunshine Griddle
Avocado Toast with Marinated Toybox Tomatoes and Fresh Goat Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta
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
Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon
Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic).
Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, rum and coffee liqueur, and vanilla vodka
EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track)
Early Bloom Menu(March 1 to April 8)
Chilled Potato and Leek Soup “Vichyssoise” with Bacon Lardons, Potato Croutons, Chive Oil and Crispy Leeks (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Chargrilled Bison Ribeye with Creamy Leek Fondue, Red Wine Butter Sauce and Whipped Red Wine Goat Cheese
Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Candied Pecans and Parsnip
Beverage (available throughout the Festival):
Collective Arts Brewing Blueberry Elderberry Sparkling Hard Tea, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Ghost Mary: Translucent Bloody Mary with Boyd & Blair Cucumber Vodka, Tomato Water, Horseradish, Celery Salt and a hint of Pepper
Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)
Muffuletta Panini with Ham, Salami, Mortadella, Provolone and Swiss with Olive Salad
Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Andouille Sausage and BEN’S ORIGINAL™ Long Grain & Wild Rice
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
Bayou Cocktail: Bayou Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, Fruit Punch and Orange Juice
Central 28 Beer Co. Pretty Things Ale, Debary, FL
Wicked Weed Brewing Day Light American Light Ale, Asheville, NC
Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, LA
Northern Bloom (Canada)
Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Neuske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon (gluten/wheat friendly)
Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce and Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
Chocolate Maple Whisky Cake
Maple Popcorn Shake (nonalcoholic)
Collective Arts Brewing Honey Lager, Hamilton, Ontario
Glutenberg Blonde Ale, Montreal, Quebec
81Bay Brewing Apricot with Maple Syrup, Tampa, FL
Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
The Citrus Blossom (Near Port of Entry)
Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp with Orange Chile Sauce
Citrus Baked Brie with Preserved Lemon Marmalade, Limoncello-macerated Blueberries and Spiced Marcona Almonds
Lemon Meringue Pie: Lemon Curd, Lemon Mousse and Toasted Meringue
Garden Rocks Concert Series 2023 – Flower and Garden Festival Concerts
The Garden Rocks Concert series will be back for 2023, and we are so excited! The Flower and Garden Festival is never complete without these incredible series. Disney has released a lot of details for the 2023 Garden Rocks Concert Series, and w will share that here.
Three times a day, a band performs at America Gardens Theatre stage. This means 270 concerts featuring such artists as STARSHIP, The Pointer Sisters, Daughtry, Rick Springfield, and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
When are the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Concerts?
Garden Rocks concert performances are nightly at the American Adventure Pavilion. Regular concert times are at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. & 8 p.m. each night.
Guests can actually enjoy a unique show experience by booking a Garden Rocks Concert Series Dining Package. Each package includes breakfast, lunch or dinner at a select Epcot restaurant and guaranteed concert seating.
One of the most magical parts of the 2023 Flower and Garden Festival are the incredible living statues created called topiaries. Throughout EPCOT park, you can find Disney characters sculpted with flowers and living plants that are displayed during the festival.
Below is a list of all topiaries you can find in EPCOT
Goofy Topiary and Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Cake – Main Entrance
Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep – near The Land Pavilion
Buzz Lightyear – near Mission: SPACE
Figment – near Journey Into Imagination with Figment
Bambi and Friends – near Imagination
Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) – Between Imagination and The Land Pavilion
Pumbaa and Timon – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Brooms, Ostriches, Hippo and Gator – Entrance to World Showcase
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie – Bridge to World Showcase
The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito) – Mexico Pavilion
Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
Troll – Norway Pavilion
Dragon – Japan Pavilion
Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale – The American Adventure Pavilion
Pandas – China Pavilion
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany Pavilion
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – Germany Pavilion
Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
Lumiere and Cogsworth – France Pavilion
Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc – Between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion
Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
Flower and Garden Festival 2023 Garden Graze
The Garden Graze is perfect for those Disney foodies that love to taste through festival offerings. While you’re making your way through your 2023 Flower and Garden Festival Food Booths, make sure to check your Festival Passport for the special items a part of the Garden Graze.
Get all five stamps and bring it to the Pineapple Promenade for a festival exclusive treat!
Global Gardens 2023
All throughout this festival are beautifully crafted Global Gardens that are meant to transport you across the globe through plants. These gardens are not only beautiful, but educational as you learn about sustainable foods and appreciate nature. You can even walk through a butterfly garden at the Flower and Garden Festival and watch as they flutter around you.
2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Scavenger Hunts
The Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration Scavenger hunt is so fun for the family as you hunt around the EPCOT gardens for Spike the Bee. Make your way around the festival, marking stickers each time you find Spike. At the end take your completed map to select merchandise locations and receive a free prize.
Maps can be purchased for $9.99
Twinnings Teas Tour
We are unsure if this is returning for 2023, but will update as soon as we know more info.
What better place to spot a cup of tea than England? Located at the United Kingdom pavilion, guests can follow a knowledgeable guide each festival morning! Walk through the tranquil tea garden setting to learn the history and artistry behind growing and blending tea (for a fee). After the tour, enjoy included tea and scones.
There is also a shorter, complimentary English Tea Garden Tour presented by Twinings of London, which will be offered on select Flower and Garden festival dates in 2023.
To book the complimentary English Tea Garden Tour, guests can visit the Tea Caddy in the UK pavilion on the day they arrive at Epcot.
If you want to learn more about how the Walt Disney Company gets their park so beautiful, the Gardens of the World Tour is perfect for you. This tour gives guests an inside/exclusive look at the landscaping throughout Epcot.
More specifically, you’ll learn about how Disney’s Horticulture team brings the Flower and Garden Festival to life through their dedication to landscaping and creating.
In 2020, this was a 3-hour tour starting at 9:00AM and costing $85 per person on top of your daily Epcot admission ticket.
Flower and Garden Festival Passport 2023
While you’re exploring throughout Flower and Garden Epcot 2023, a fun activity would be to pick up a Festival Passport when you get to the park. This guide to the Flower & Garden Festival will give you information on all of the different exhibits, food experiences and topiary displays throughout the park. It also includes a Flower and Garden Festival map.
There is also a section in the in the passport where you can check off the foods and drinks you have tried so you know what you really enjoyed.
EPCOT Flower And Garden Festival 2023 Interactive Play Areas
There may be plenty of sites, food and beverages for adult, but Disney hasn’t forgotten about the little ones! Family-friendly play areas will return to this year’s festival, as it has in 2023 and prior. Kids will have the chance to experience and learn about nature through gardens, exhibits and fun playgrounds.
Q: When is the Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT 2023?
A: The 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival dates are March 1st, 2023 to July 5th, 2023.
Q: When does Flower and Garden end?
The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival runs from March to July 5th. This popular festival was extended to July so that guests can enjoy the topiaries, food booths, and butterfly garden for four months!
Q: Where is EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023?
A: The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is an annual garden and food festival at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida. This popular Disney World event takes place throughout EPCOT park from March to the beginning of July.
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