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10 Things You Didn't Know - Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Think you know everything there is to know about the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival?Check out these fun facts…

Flower & Garden Festival Fun Facts

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Blooms

30 Million?  That’s A LOT of flowers!!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Trees

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Floating Gardens
30 flower towers can be found throughout Innoventions Plaza. 700 container gardens of flowers, herbs, plants and vegetables in clay pots, barrels and urns help decorate the entire park.
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Cast Members
Original Photo: Disney
Dozens of additional character topiaries represent the largest collection of Disney character topiary in the world and include Timon and Pumbaa, Cinderella, Belle and Beast, and Phineas and Ferb.
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Goofy in Spring

“Goofy in Spring” includes new Chip and Dale topiaries, plus Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto in a comical gardening scene.

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Snow White

The plants used to created these features include pink and red begonias, dusty miller, palm fiber, palm seeds, ficus and lichen.

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Frozen Elsa
Original Photo: Lin Leffel of Disney Mamas

In the scene inspired by Disney’s Frozen, Elsa is using her magic to conjure a colorful spring garden in the World Showcase Plaza.

There are about 15 varieties of flowers: Arizona Cypress, Gerbera Daisy and Delphinium give the display a wintry feel. Hot pink, red, and orange Gerberas and yellow, blue and yellow Violas, violet Petunias and purple Dianthus depict the spring transformation.  The Anna and Elsa topiaries are made from variegated Ficus, green Ficus and the succulent Sedum Coral Reef.

The best part? The display lights up and twinkles at night!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Monsters Sulley

Mike and Sulley’s Monstrous Garden features a  playground with innovative play systems. The garden is one of the largest at the Festival, covering nearly one-third of an acre.
Large, leafy plants such as elephant ears, rubber plants, sea grapes, fiddle leaf fig, banana plants and colorful bromeliads and hibiscus are used to create the garden’s “monstrous” ambiance.

This year, there are 240 extra playground hours add extra festival magic for children and their families with the illuminated garden playgrounds staying open through park closing.

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Butterflies
Among the butterfly garden’s two dozen nectar plants are Cape Royal plumbago, passion flower, coral honeysuckle, blazing star, butterfly bush, scarlet milkweed and canna lily.

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Fun Fact Food

New to the Festival this year is Botanas Botànico, located between France and Morocco. All told, there are more than three dozen brand-new items for your tasting pleasure.
Are you going to the Flower & Garden Festival this year?  You may be interested in some of our other posts about the Festival, including:

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