Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2019

From now until June 3, Epcot guests can delight in the Flower and Garden Festival. Highlights include:

  • Delectable bites and libations at various outdoor kitchens
  • Dozens of world-renowned, Disney-themed topiaries
  • Breathtaking garden spaces and wildlife habitats
  • Inspirational exhibits, a “How-To” Garden and engaging tours
  • An outdoor concert series featuring fan-favorite bands and more
  • Five fresh Festival merchandise collections to help commemorate your visit 
  • Kids will enjoy interactive play areas and themed scavenger hunts

Being in Disney World for eleven days this month, between my family’s spring break and a Glass Slipper Concierge meeting, I made multiple trips around the world and have all the delicious details to share! It certainly doesn’t hurt that Epcot is more beautiful in the Spring than any other time of year.

As you enter the World Showcase, you find some of your favorite characters!

Arbor at the Gardeners Terrace

Smoked Salmon stack with avocados, tomatoes, sour cream, caviar and focaccia crostino
The Verdict: Miss

Flavor Full Kitchen

From the Garden: Roasted beets, cashew cheese, micro herbs, lemon-oil dressing
The Verdict: Hit, especially for beet lovers like myself

The Honey Bee-stro

Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread with white cheddar cheese, charred vegetables, clover honey sour cream and micro citrus greens
The Verdict: Hit

Local Wildflower Honey-marscapone Cheesecake with orange blossom honey ice cream garnished with fennel pollen meringue kisses and petite lavender shoots
The Verdict: Hit, Whit’s festival favorite

Overall, this booth was really charming and absolutely worth visiting!

The Citrus Blossom

Tuna Tataki with spicy yuzu glaze, mango, avocado and pappadam crisp
The Verdict: Hit

Orange Cream Wine Slushy
The Verdict: Hit

This is also the booth where find the souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup that is all the rage!

Pineapple Promenade

Pineapple Soft-serve Ice Cream (ie. Dole Whip)
The Verdict: ALWAYS a hit

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
The Verdict: also always a hit

Pineapple Soft-serve Ice Cream with Fanta (non-alcoholic, not pictured)
The Verdict: Hit

Trowel & Trellis

Grilled Street Corn on the Cobb with savory garlic spread
The Verdict: Hit

Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with avocado cream, matcha crumb, pomegranate and baby herbs
The Verdict: Hit

Jardin de Fiestas

Damiana Flower Margarita with Damina flower liqueur, blanco tequilla, agave nectar and citrus juices served on the rocks with a black ant salt rim
The Verdict: Hit (Amanda’s favorite cocktail)

Bauernmarkt – Germany

Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce
The Verdict: Miss

Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with black forest ham and melted gruyere cheese
The Verdict: Divided vote with two misses and two hits

Potato Pancake with Caramelized ham, onions and herb sour cream
The Verdict: Hit

Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone
The Verdict: Hit

Hugo Cocktail with sparkling wine, elderflower and mint
The Verdict: Hit

Primavera Kitchen – Italy

Pomodori Verdi e Mozzarella fried green tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, blasamic reduction
The Verdict: Hit, Honey’s favorite

Zeppole ricatta cheese fritters, powdered sugar, raspberry sauce and chocolate-hazelnut drizzle
The Verdict: Hit, John’s top choice

Hanami – Japan

Chilled Soba Noodle Salad with pan-seared tuna and wasabi dressing
The Verdict: Miss (not pictured)

Karaage with Nanban Sauce Japanese style fried chicken served on cabbage and topped with a soy and vinegar based dressing
The Verdict: Hit

Taste of Marrakesh – Morocco

Fried Cauliflower with capers, garlic parsley and chili-ranch sauce
The Verdict: Hit

Walnut Honey Baklava
The Verdict: Miss

Florida Fresh

Spicy Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese Grits with brown gravy and local sweet corn relish
The Verdict: Hit

Watermelon Cucumber Slushy (non-alcoholic)
The Verdict: Hit

Tampa Bay Brewing Company Twisted Strawberry Fest Fruit Ale
The Verdict: Hit

Fleur de Lys – France

Macaron au Chocolat en Sucette
The Verdict: Hit, Amanda’s favorite dessert

La Vie in Rose Frozen Slush

Other Stunning Topiaries

In addition to the food and the topiaries shown in the reviews above, there are so many other incredible plantings around the World Showcase!

The Land

Living with The Land is Honey’s #1 Epcot attraction on a regular basis, but it is even more interesting than usual during the Flower and Garden Festival. Be sure to make time for a ride!

Butterfly House

This is another favorite Future World stop during the festival!

If I had to pick ONE favorite festival in Epcot, Flower and Garden is it!

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6 thoughts on “Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2019

  1. Amanda,

    This is my favorite time of the year to visit Epcot. Your photos are perfect.

    Happy Easter to you and your family.

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