Flower & Garden Festival is Epcot’s annual spring-time event. Back for its 28th year, this year’s festival runs from March 3rd to July 5th, and features over 20 topiaries and 19 food booths. Since Flower & Garden was cut tragically short last year due to the pandemic, this year’s event is an extended edition, making it Epcot’s longest festival yet!
When you first enter Epcot, you’re greeted by your 1st topiary – Sorcerer Mickey and his friends!
As you get to the World Showcase, there’s more Mickey – with Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy.
Some of the country pavilions in the World Showcase have special topiaries. Norway, of course, is home to Anna and Elsa.
France is home to Remy, standing in front of the home of the Ratatouille Ride set to open later this year.
The UK is where you’ll find my personal favorite topiary – Winnie the Pooh!
Future World also hosts one of the best topiaries in the park – Simba and Friends.
Besides topiaries, there are also some amazing food to be eaten! Almost every country pavilion has a booth with cool and interesting menus. We started in the Mexico pavilion, aiming to eat our way around the world! At Jardin de Fiestas, we had the Taco Vampiro – braised beef tacos with crispy grilled Monterey Jack cheese and salsa ranchera. This was one of my favorite dishes.
In China, we had the “Panda” Bubble Tea from Lotus House.
In Germany, we ordered the Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions, and Herb Sour Cream and the Toasted Pretzel Bread with ham and melted Gruyere Cheese from Bauernmarkt.
Nestled between Morocco and France is the La Isla Fresca booth, where we had a delicious Sugar-Cane Shrimp Skewer with coconut lime sauce.
And at the end of the World Showcase, of course, I had to have a Dole Whip from Pineapple Promenade.
Don’t forget to check out the 3 booths inside the World Showplace. At it’s exit, you’re surprised with a beautiful Mickey and Minnie topiary that’s not listed in the Flower & Garden booklet.