Popular Flower Types
There are flowers for every occasion. Some flowers have come to symbolize romance or love, while others convey joy, hope and beauty.
Spring brings out the blooms with tulips, which make stunning show-stoppers and fill in well in garden beds. Lilacs elicit joy and nostalgia. Scabiosa, commonly known as pincushion flowers, add a soft and delicate touch to sunny gardens.
It’s that time of year again. EPCOT’s International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom, literally and figuratively. This festival is a favorite spring into summer event for Southwest Florida residents headed to the Orlando theme park. EPCOT is transformed through topiary and flowers. It is beautiful.
Topiaries are carefully clipped and shaped into some of the most popular Disney characters and animals. The attention to detail is impressive. This was my first time attending this festival, however, it wont be my last. How beautiful. There is something to discover in every corner of the park. The creativity of the Disney team is always impressive. They execute these gardenscapes flawlessly.
In addition to the visual experience, there is a fragrance garden. It smells good and is educational. Each plant is labeled with all kinds of information. Also, flower carts are sprinkled throughout the displays. They are manned with cast members handing out seeds for the various plants you see. Give your green thumb a go with these seedlings when you return home.
Finally, there are food and drinks created for the festival. Find the sweet and savory treats at Kiosks. They are located in the various countries that make up EPCOT’s World Showcase. There is also a Festival Passport. Purchase one and it will guide you through the stops. Fill out five locations on the card and you get a free treat.
Flower & Garden Festival info
The seasonal event is underway now and runs through July 5h. There is still time for you to make plans for a weekend road trip. One more thing for your trip. Find a great pitstop on the way to Walt Disney if you travel SR27. Check it out here.
EPCOT’s International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom. Finally, here is a quick video. Click to watch.scroll In addition, scroll down for some beautiful photos of the annual event.