Tuesday, May 04, 2010

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

This past weekend my wife and I visited the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival; this year the theme was “The Great Outdoors”

This was our fourth visit to this annual event and in my opinion the best so far, the festival had more displays with beautiful topiaries, more flowers and many activities.

The main attractions are the topiaries of Disney characters all strategically located around the park.

My favorite display is the butterfly garden and Pixie Hollow fairy garden.

In World Showcase each country show off their typical gardens.

The bromeliad dragon from China is always impressive.

Container gardens from Italy

This year the theme at the American pavilion was “Community gardens”

Bonsai from Japan

The theme in France was fragrance gardens

In England was the “English Tea Garden”

I attended a lecture on growing fruit trees (very interesting, and the fact that it was held indoor in an AC pavilion was even nicer)

The landscaping at EPCOT center is spectacular year around but this time of the year they go all out.

Make a note next year’s festival will be from March 2 to May 15, 2011


Ami said...

Beautiful! I zoomed in every single one of pictures :) Will go to this kind of festival someday for sure! Love that butterflies cage with those chrysalis and butterflies waiting to emerge from them!

Susan said...

So many beautiful displays to see. It would be hard to choose a favorite. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Floridagirl said...

Ooh, love that bromeliad dragon! My husband and I are talking about going to the festival. I too love Epcot any day of the year. It's my favorite Disney park.

Darla said...

It's all very impressive. What adorable Minnie Ostriches!

ldybug said...

ah, thanks for posting photos. I loooove looking at Epcot garden photos.

Wicked Gardener said...

Did get to go this year. Thanks for the pictures!