2012 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is underway!

A burst of color! &#169 The Walt Disney Company

A burst of color! @ The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide: The 19th Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

For 75 days – from March 7 through May 20 – Disney’s Epcot theme park gets a little bit more colorful as more than a hundred topiaries spring up as part of the International Flower & Garden Festival. Green thumb or not, you will fall in love with the creative displays of horticultural art throughout the Epcot theme park during this beloved annual festival.

What’s new for the 2012 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival?

This year’s festival features the largest-ever Disney front-entrance topiary – an illuminated Haiti produce garden, complete with marketplace, called Haiti: Garden of Many Colors. Explore Haitian art, culture and refreshments!

Another magnificent display is set up in front of Spaceship Earth. Here, an eight-foot-tall floral Sorcerer Mickey topiary directs colorful floral hippos, alligators, elephants, dancing broomsticks, mushrooms and buckets in a scene straight from “Fantasia.”

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Meet HGTV Stars

Every Friday and Sunday for the duration of the 2012 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, you have two chances daily to listen to landscape and design advice from one of a slew of HGTV design celebrities. This week (March 9-11) John Gidding of “Curb Appeal” gives his design tips to enhance the curb appeal of your home.

Groove to the Music

Pop music hit makers of the 60s and 70s take to the America Gardens Stage for the Flower Power Concert Series. New festival acts include Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) and The Orchestra featuring former members of ELO and ELO Part II.

Did you know…

It takes 400 Walt Disney World horticulturists more than a year to plan and prepare for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. More than thirty million blooms are used to cover the 260-acres of Epcot in a blanket of color!

Tell us…

Do you have a green thumb, or do plants run and hide when you come near?