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EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival and Concerts 2015

Updated on June 27, 2014
The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival isn't just about plants, but they are the stars.
The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival isn't just about plants, but they are the stars. | Source

While the dates from Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival 2015 have not been officially released, the probable dates for the beloved festival are likely: March 4-May 17.

As soon as information is released, I will update.

Meanwhile, let's take a look back at the festival from this past year.

The International Flower and Garden Festival dates are March 5-May 18, 2014. During this time, EPCOT is transformed into a wonderland of colorful flower beds, unique shapes and designs, hands on events for adults and kids and evening concerts.

Carefully designed topiaries are found throughout the park and many are in the shape of favorite Disney characters.

Here's the scoop on what to do during the IFGF 2014.

How To Attend the Flower and Garden Festival

A park ticket will get you into the IFGF and give you access to most of the events. Any separately priced events should be noted in your guide map at the front gate.

If you are planning to attend a talk, concert or demonstration, it is in your best interest to arrive well-ahead of the scheduled time.

Many of the events fill up and lines can form early. So make your plans accordingly as you are planning your day at EPCOT, also keeping in mind how large the park is and how far you must walk to reach certain events including the concerts.

Flower Power concerts at the festival include groups like Paul Revere and the Rangers.
Flower Power concerts at the festival include groups like Paul Revere and the Rangers. | Source

Flower Power Concerts

Throughout the festival, on select nights, different bands are scheduled to take the stage for free concerts.

The concerts are located in the amphitheater across from The American Adventure.

Some of the more popular bands fill up quickly so you may want to get in line up to an hour ahead of time in order to insure a seat.

The 2014 schedule has not been released yet. Bands booked are most often popular ones from the 1960s and 1970s so check back for updates.

Flower Power Concert 2014

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Band  
Date  
Famous Song  
The Guess Who
March 7-9
American Woman
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
March 14-16
Rythm of the Rain
The Orchestra Starring Former Members of Electric Light Orchestra
March 21-23
Evil Woman
The Lovin' Spoonful
March 28-30
Summer in the City
Paul Revere & The Raiders
April 4-6
Louie, Louie
The Village People
April 11-13
YMCA
The Grass Roots
April 18-20
Let's Live for Today
Herman's Hermits
April 25-27
I'm Into Something Good
Starship
May 2-4
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
May 9-11
The Twist
Alan Parsons Live Project
May 16-May 18
Games People Play

English Tea Garden

One of the more popular, free events is a tour of the English Tea Garden. The tour is scheduled two to three times a day, in the afternoon, and includes a tour of the gardens, samples of teas and free tea packets to take with you.

Space is very limited so you will want to head over the United Kingdom portion of the World Showcase (veer to your right when you enter the showcase gate) and find the Tea Caddy. From there you can sign up for the tour.

Sometimes there are even characters. This is well-worth the time and effort.

Garden Inspired Food Offerings

Just like the Food and Wine Festival in the Fall, the IFGF offers unique food offerings during the festival only.

Visitors can find food at each of the different countries around the world plus extra booths.

Foods are sample size along with special teas, beers, wines and mixed drinks.

The food for 2014 includes:

EPCOT Food Offerings for Flower and Garden 2014

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Name  
Location  
   
Fleur de Lys
France
Gnocchi Parisien à la Provença: Confit de canard avec pommes de terre Sarladaise; Macaron à la fleur d’ Oranger
Florida Fresh
Germany
Watermelon Salad; Shrimp and Grits; Kumquat Pie
Hanami
Japan
Frushi;Temaki Hand Roll; Hanami sushi; Puffed Rice Cakes
Intermissions Cafe
Festival Center
Grapes; Fruit and Chees Plate; Vegan Trio; Chicken Wrap; Tuna and Pita; Side Salad; Asian Tuna Salad; Caprese Push Pop
Jardin de Fiestas
Mexico
Tacos al pastor; Quesadilla de hongos con queso; Flan de chocolate Abuelita
Lotus House
China
Beijing-style candied strawberries; Spring pancake with grilled chicken and green apple; Vegetable spring rolls
Pineapple Promenade
Canada
Pineapple soft serve (with or without rum); Sweet potato cinnamon waffle
Primavera Kitchen
Italy
Caprese; Three-cheese manicotti; Torta di ricotta.
Taste of Marrakesh
Morocco
Lamb brewat roll; Harissa chicken kebab with couscous salad; Moroccan pancake
The Buttercup Cottage
United Kingdom
Baked potato and cheddar cheese biscuit with smoked salmon tartare; Field greens with strawberries, toasted almonds and Farmstead stilton; Pork and apple sausage roll;Lemon scones
The Smokehouse
American Pavillion
Pulled pig slider with cole slaw; Smoked beef brisket; Smoked turkey “rib”; Bacon cupcake
Urban Farm Eats
World Showcase
Pickled beet salad, Mizuna and pistachios; Land-grown eggplant “scallop” with romesco sauce and spaghetti squash; Ghost pepper-dusted tilapia with crisp winter melon slaw and mint oil

HGTV Stars at the Festival Center

Every year, stars of the popular cable channel HGTV are guests of the festival, giving talks about their particular interests and talents.

These talks happen at the Festival Center which is past Spaceship Earth, to the left, near Test Track and Mission Space.

The presentations are free and usually happen at noon and three. However, space is limited so guests are encouraged to line up early to insure a seat.

The 2014 HGTV Guest List is below.

HGTV 2014 Star Appearances

Date
Celebrity
Show
March 7, 8, 9
Vern Yip
Design Star
March 14, 15, 16
Chris Lambton
Going Yard
March 21, 22, 23
Matt Blashaw
Yard Crashers
March 28, 29, 39
Matt Meunster
Bath Crashers
April 4, 5, 6
Taniya Nayak
House Hunters on Vacation
April 11, 12, 13
Amy Matthews
Renovation Raiders
April 18, 19, 20
John Gidding
Curb Appeal
April 25, 26, 27
David Bromstad
Color Splash
May 2, 3, 4
Chip Wade
Elbow Room
May 9, 10, 11
Genevieve Gorder
Design Star
May 16, 17,18
Alison Victoria
Kitchen Crashers
HGTV 2014 Flower and Garden EPCOT
There are surprises and breathtaking beauty around every corner at the festival.
There are surprises and breathtaking beauty around every corner at the festival. | Source

Seminars and Other Events

Seminars, how-to sessions and decorating talks also occur within the festival center.

Some presentations run throughout the festival and some are for a limited time.

Other presentations will occur around the park at different times, on temporary stages set up especially for the IFGF.

As the 2014 Flower and Garden schedule is finalized, details about the special events will be posted.

In addition to all the great activities for adults there are special displays, playgrounds and interactive areas set up just for kids to explore and learn.

Last year, 2013, featured an "Oz The Great and Powerful" themed playground. Kids can also plant seeds, draw pictures and learn about the environment, making this a very family-friendly event.

You will find all kinds of extra and unique decorations at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival.
You will find all kinds of extra and unique decorations at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival. | Source

2014 Festival Is Going To Be Great

The 2014 International Flower and Garden Festival promises to be another great one.

Be sure to stick around after dark to see many of the beautiful daytime displays being transformed into an array of lights and colors.

There are play areas for the children, food to delight the whole family and interesting information about how to get the most out of your own plants and gardens.

This is an event that appeals to all ages.

Are you going to go to the Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT this year?

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      Mary Wickison 3 years ago from Brazil

      Well it sounds like it is going to be a great event. If I was in that area, I would definitely attend. With it being spread over a large time frame, this gives many the opportunity to attend.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 3 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I never heard of this before. How delightful! I am huge garden addict and this piqued my interest. Great layout and information, easy to read and very motivational. Thank you!

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