Last Day of Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts; Get Ready for the Flower & Garden Festival

Today marks the final day of the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts. On March 4 the 2020 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will kick off and run until June 1.

Beauty & The Beast Topiary

What can you expect to see at this year’s International Flower & Garden Festival? One of the best parts about this event are the topiaries. You have the opportunity to stroll through a creative collection of interactive gardens and gaze upon an array of living sculptures shaped like beloved Disney characters. Here is the list:

  • Anna and Elsa from Frozen
    Located at the Norway Pavilion
  • Bambi & Friends
    Featuring Flower, Bambi and Thumper
    Located at the Canada Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Bo Peep and Her Sheep with Woody
    Located at Future World East
  • Bold Bromeliads
    Located near The Land at Future World East
  • Bromeliad Dragon
    Located at the Japan Pavilion
  • Buzz Lightyear
    Located near Mission: SPACE at Future World East
  • Captain Hook and Peter Pan
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Construction Mickey and Minnie with Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale
    Located between Future World and World Showcase
  • Donald and Daisy with Huey, Dewey and Louie
    Located near Showcase Plaza
  • Fantasia – Sorcerer Mickey, Brooms, Ostriches and Hippo
    Located near Imagination at Future World West
  • Lady and the Tramp
    Located at the Italy Pavilion
  • Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog
    Located between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions at the France Pavilions
  • Pandas
    Located at the China Pavilion
  • Pluto and Goofy
    Located between Future World and World Showcase
  • Remy (NEW!)
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends
    Featuring Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi
    Located at The Outpost Shop
  • Snow White and Dopey
    Located at the Germany Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell and Fairy Houses
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • The Three Caballeros
    Featuring Jose, Donald and Panchito
    Located at the Mexico Pavilion
  • Topiary Butterflies
    Located at Future World West
  • Topiary Flowers
    Located near the Main Entrance
  • Winnie-the-Pooh & Friends
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion

Gardens, Tours and Exhibits

From Bonsai trees to butterflies, there’s a bounty of displays ready to capture your family’s attention and imagination. Highlights include:

  • Bamboo Garden – As a member of the grass family, bamboo can be found at the China Pavilion in many colors, patterns and sizes.
  • Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Ground – Gather adults and kids at the Test Track walkway for Toy Story 4-themed engaging and interactive fun.
  • Bold Bromeliads – Located at the Mexico Pavilion
  • Bonsai Collection – Take a trip to the Japan Pavilion and discover the ancient art of bonsai with some of the finest living sculptures created by bonsai masters, who carefully shape and tend these miniature works of art—creating peace and balance with the earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Natural Sculptures – Located at the China Pavilion
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London® – Discover the history and art of tea blending at this elegant English Tea Garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion, featuring plants important to some of Twinings finest tea blends.
  • Festival Blooms – Located at Future World, this display boasts thousands of flowers form colorful, living panoramas overlooking Future World’s East and West lakes.
  • Floating Mini-Gardens – Peer upon more than 100 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the walkway between Future World and the World Showcase.
  • Garden Italiano – From fresh spaghetti sauce to your favorite pizza topping, this Tuscan kitchen garden at the Italy Pavilion features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
  • Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth – Delight in a whimsical area along Imagination Walkway for kids, made to inspire youthful energy and creativity. Your whole family can learn fun and interactive ways to stay healthy at a brand-new playground and outdoor kitchen.
  • The Honey Bee-Stro – Learn about the importance of honeybees in this immersive garden. You can also enjoy some food options, made possible by their hard work, from the adjoining outdoor kitchen. Find it near Imagination! Pavilion.
  • Kokedama Garden – Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art. The Kokedama Garden features skilled bonsai creations.
  • Shakespeare Garden – Thou shalt adore matching up famous quotes to flowers found within this vibrant garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion. William Shakespeare often used flowers and exotic gardens to help set the scenes for his plays and employed them as symbols and metaphors.
  • The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZ – Visit this foliage-filled exhibit at Future World West to view a kaleidoscope of butterflies and observe several species up close, learning about their life cycles and maybe even witnessing them emerging from chrysalises.
  • Plant a Garden Perfect for Pollinators – Stop by this display near the Butterfly House and take garden-ready ideas home with you, along with garden crafts and sustainable best practices.
  • Tropical Rainforest Garden – Visit the Mexico Pavilion and learn how Mexico rainforests are rich with plants and animals that have adapted to a wide variety of light levels and water conditions.
  • Urban Spice – At the Morocco Pavilion, learn how in many eastern cultures, ancient spices were considered more valuable than gold. Even today, many cultures are defined by their signature spices and herb blends, created from plant leaves, stems, roots, seeds and flowers.

In another article we will discover creative cuisine featuring the season’s freshest flavors.

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