Complete Guide to Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

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The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is an annual festival hosted at Epcot that continues the tradition of offering lots of yummy food, a beautiful setting, and additional entertainment (updated March 2, 2023).

The festivals at Epcot continue to grow in scale each year, with most of the year now containing some sort of festival. These festivals have become immensely popular and are huge draws for Disney.

This is a bit of an epic post. I have included as many details about the International Flower and Garden Festival that I could come up with.

This includes the menu for the Outdoor Kitchens, the concert list, and of course, pictures.

So grab a snack and settle in to learn all about this year’s International Flower and Garden Festival.

As usual, I have information in here that will fit the needs of my gluten free readers as well as people with no food restrictions.

Chocolate macaron lollipop in front of Kermit topiary at Epcot flower and garden festival

Epcot Flower and Garden 2023 Dates

This year the International Flower and Garden Festival will run from March 1, 2023 through July 5, 2023.

The Flower and Garden Festival has expanded to include an extra month and change compared to before the pandemic. Honestly, I don’t think this will change at this point. The festivals are big money for Disney so they’ll have a festival all year long!

Gardens in Canada Pavilion

If going to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is part of your plan but the official dates haven’t been released when you book your trip, simply assume it runs from early March to early July.

To be extra safe, plan your trip from mid-March to early June. This was the traditional date range before the expanded dates.

International Flower and Garden Festival Overall Experience

The Festivals are now back in all their usual glory after being modified following the reopening.

This means you can expect a full complement of entertainment features during this year’s Flower and Garden Festival.

By far, the highlights of the Flower and Garden Festival are the food booths, the topiaries scattered around the park, and the extra flowers that are planted everywhere.

Flower and Garden really is a feast for the stomach and the eyes, it is visually impressive.

But there is so much more involved in Flower and Garden, and we will explore it all in this guide.

Outdoor Kitchens

As I’m sure you’ve gathered if you read any of my previous posts that involve food, I really like to eat. One could say I’m passionate about it, and my husband is right in the same boat.

Clearly, this leads us to heavily favor the Flower and Garden festival food.

Disney continues to expand the Outdoor Kitchen offerings. The downside to this is that there are so many options to choose from, it is really impossible for most normal people to try everything they want.

That would be a pricey and time consuming proposition.

Everyone should research the menus when they are released and identify which offerings to prioritize. This will ensure you are able to try everything you want.

Daisy Topiary

Gluten-Free Flower and Garden Festival 2023

Here are some notes for my gluten friendly eating friends. Everyone else can skip this section!

Disney labels which booth foods are considered to be Gluten Free, which certainly makes things so much easier. However, there are usually additional foods which are gluten free but not labeled as such.

This is because they have ingredients that come from an outside source who has not provided information on cross-contamination risks.

Disney will not mark these as gluten-free since they can’t be 100% certain, but you can always ask about ingredients in items at each of the booths.

Sometimes, the Cast Member simply needs to remove an ingredient from the menu item and it will be gluten-free.

For example, one year I was able to have the delicious pork taco without the tortilla. It turned out to be one of my favorite booth items of the festival.

Always make a point of asking if you think a menu item can be made to accommodate your dietary needs.

Pork Taco without tortilla

You know your body best and what it will tolerate. I know that I can safely eat foods as long as they don’t have a direct source of gluten in the ingredients, so this opens up more options at the Festivals.

All of the booths have ingredient lists, so if you suspect that something is safe for you to eat, just go ahead and ask.

Topiaries and Floral Displays

The Flower and Garden Festival is not just a feast for the belly, but one for the eyes as well. There are floral displays all over Epcot during the Festival.

I happen to love flowers and gardens so this Festival is right up my alley.

People who are lucky enough to go to Flower and Garden many times will notice that the topiaries are recycled year after year (and even make an appearance all dressed up at Christmas time!).

However, they are typically placed in different locations, dressed up a little differently, and so on. This helps keep them fresh year to year.

Sure, I think that Disney should be a bit more proactive in creating new experiences for repeat guests, but if you can let that part go, it’s easy to just admire the different topiary vignettes scattered throughout Epcot.

However, every year they typically do have a few new topiaries to add to the mix. Here’s a video from Disney giving a first look at the new topiaries for 2023!

Also, make a point of exploring the topiaries again after dark. Most of them are given dramatic lighting schemes which enhance the after dark experience of the International Flower and Garden Festival.

Flower and Garden Festival Topiaries for 2023

  • Encanto, Including Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa – NEW!
    Main Entrance
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto
    Bridge to World Showcase and World Celebration
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep
    World Nature Near The Land Pavilion
  • Goofy
    World Showcase
  • Tiana – NEW!
    The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Buzz Lightyear
    World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE
  • Donald and Daisy
    Community Garden Near Connections Café in World Celebration
  • Figment
    Near Imagination!
  • The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito)
    Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa
    Norway Pavilion
  • Troll
    Norway Pavilion
  • Dragon
    Japan Pavilion Near Torii Gate
  • Pandas
    China Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi)
    Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon
    Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp
    Italy Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast
    France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth
    France Pavilion
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
    Between France and Morocco Pavilions
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc
    Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger)
    United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden
    United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Bambi and Friends
    Near Imagination! and Refreshment Port
  • Geese
    Canada Pavilion
  • Butterflies
    Main Entrance, Scentsy Garden, Butterfly House and World Showcase
Butterfly Topiaries

Global Garden Locations 2023

Here is a summary of the various Global Gardens during Flower and Garden Festival.

The following information was provided by Disney:

  • Bamboo Garden – China Pavilion
    Visit this garden to see bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
  • Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy – World Showcase Bridge
    Follow your nose and form lasting memories with the help of fresh, unforgettable fragrances.
  • Bold Bromeliads – The Land Pavilion
    Observe a variety of unique and colorful plants that can adapt to a wide range of climates and conditions.
  • Bonsai Collection – Japan Pavilion
    Learn about the art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.
  • Bouquet Garden – France Pavilion
    See bountiful blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
  • Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth – World Nature Near Imagination!
    View a kaleidoscope of butterflies up close, in all their extraordinary color. Learn about butterfly lifecycles and maybe even see one emerge from its chrysalis. Closes at dusk.
  • China Zodiac Garden – China Pavilion
    Realize your finer attributes in this garden inspired by the 12 creatures of the Chinese zodiac.
  • The Community Garden – World Celebration – NEW!
    Connect with the earth and each other at this celebration of a diverse and thriving communal garden plot.
  • Connections Conservatory Garden – Connections Eatery
    Settle into this thoughtful garden full of floral inspirations for your indoor spaces.
  • Desert Garden – Mexico Pavilion
    Discover the special adaptations that allow plants in arid climates to adjust to the harshest of growing conditions.
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings® – United Kingdom Pavilion
    Unearth the history and art of tea-blending at this elegant English tea garden––featuring plants used in some of Twinings’ finest blends.
  • Family-Friendly Garden Presented by OFF!
    Explore a camp-themed garden where little ones are invited to jump, play and climb.
  • Festival Blooms – World Celebration
    Admire thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas.
  • Floating Gardens – World Nature
    Peer upon more than 150 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the bridge to World Showcase.
  • Garden Italiano – Italy Pavilion
    From fresh spaghetti sauce to pizza toppings, this Tuscan kitchen garden features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® – Rosewalk Near Imagination!
    Learn about honeybees’ critical role in the environment, and delight in sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work.
  • Kokedema Garden – Japan Pavilion
    Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
  • Miniature Garden – Germany Pavilion
    Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
  • Prehistoric Garden – World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE
    Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
  • Shakespeare Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
    Explore the works of Shakespeare in this idyllic garden featuring excerpts from some of the bard’s most famous sonnets—and the dazzling flowers that influenced them.
  • Shishi-odoshi – Japan Pavilion – NEW!
    Contemplate the methodical movement and soothing rhythm of this traditional Japanese bamboo water fountain.
  • Spice Garden – Morocco Pavilion
    Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends once considered more valuable than gold.
  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited® – World Discovery Songbirds are an important part of many ecosystems—including the one in your own backyard! Discover simple steps you can take at home to help these feathered friends thrive.
  • Topiary Heritage Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
    Marvel at the varied techniques employed by the Walt Disney World Horticulture team to create the festival’s topiaries.
  • Tropical Rainforest Garden – Mexico Pavilion
    Uncover the rich biodiversity of the Mexican rainforest and learn about its highly adaptive species.

As you can tell from this list, Epcot is fairly bursting with flowers and gardens! It’s truly beautiful.

Flower and Garden Festival Menu 2023

The outdoor kitchens are without a doubt the biggest draw of any of the festivals, and the Flower and Garden Festival is no different.

Finally, the menus have arrived! We now know exactly what delicious Flower and Garden festival food to expect.

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)

Flower and Garden Festival - Potato Pancakes with Carmelized ham, onions, and herb sour cream
Potato Pancakes with Caramelized Ham, Onions, and Herb Sour Cream – Gluten-free

Food Items:

  • Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Potato Pancake with caramelized ham, onions, and herb sour cream (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with black forest ham and melted gruyère cheese
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with mixed berries


  • Bitburger Premium Pils
  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Raspberry
  • Flensburger Dunkel
  • Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling wine and apple liqueur
  • Beer Flight
Toasted Pretzel bread at Flower and Garden Festival
Toasted Pretzel Bread – Not Gluten-free

BRUNCHCOT (Near Test Track)

Food Items:

  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Shrimp and Grits: Blackened shrimp and cheddar cheese grits with brown gravy and sweet corn salsa
  • Lox Benedict on Everything Focaccia with everything-spiced cream cheese, shallots, crispy capers, and hollandaise (New)
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon


  • Froot Loops Shake (Non-alcoholic)
  • Peach Bellini (New)
  • Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur, and vanilla vodka

EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (Near Test Track)

Enjoy delicious breakfast dishes like avocado toast and shrimp & grits—served morning, noon and night.

Food Items:

  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Shrimp and Grits: Blackened shrimp and cheddar cheese grits with brown gravy and sweet corn salsa
  • Corned Beef Brisket Hash with house-made potato barrels, onions, peppers, cheese curds, and a soft-poached egg with Tabasco hollandaise (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon


  • Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, rum and coffee liqueur, and vanilla vodka

EPCOT Farmer’s Feast (Near Test Track)

Early Bloom Menu (Available March 1 through April 8)

  • Chilled Potato and Leek Soup “Vichyssoise” with bacon lardons, potato croutons, chive oil, and crispy leeks (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Char-grilled Bison Ribeye with creamy leek fondue, red wine butter sauce, and whipped red wine goat cheese
  • Spice Cake with cream cheese icing and candied pecans and parsnip (New)
  • Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring Islamorada Brewery & Distillery Hibiscus Gin

Springtime Menu (Available April 9 through May 20)

  • Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with marinated peppers, zucchini, squash, artichokes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta
  • Grilled Swordfish with crushed fingerling potatoes, pea and mint purée, grilled asparagus, and lemon beurre Blanc (New)
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream

Summer Solstice Menu (Available May 20 through July 5)

  • Tomato and Red Onion Panzanella with avocado, burrata cheese, and fresh basil
  • Barbecued Seared Pork Tenderloin with summer succotash, herb butter, and grapefruit vinaigrette (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Sweet Corn Crème Brûlée with corn biscotti (New)

Beverages (Available throughout entire festival):

  • Collective Arts Brewing Blueberry & Elderberry Sparkling Hard Tea (New)
  • Ghost Mary: Translucent Bloody Mary with Boyd & Blair Cucumber Vodka, tomato water, horseradish, celery salt, and a hint of pepper (New)

The Citrus Blossom (The Odyssey)

Food Items:

  • Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp with orange chile sauce (New)
  • Citrus Baked Brie with preserved lemon marmalade, limoncello-macerated blueberries, and spiced marcona almonds (New)
  • Lemon Meringue Pie: Lemon curd, lemon mousse, and toasted meringue (New)


  • Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Non-alcoholic)
  • UFO Beer Co. Citrus Hazy Wheat Beer
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Citrus Honey Cream Ale
  • Parish Brewing Co. Drive Thru: Orange Octane Imperial Sour
  • Bella Strada Spritz (New)
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
  • Beer Flight


  • Orange Bird Bundle featuring “The Orange Bird” Little Golden Book and souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup

Florida Fresh (Near Disney Traders)

Food Items:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and spicy corn chips (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and plant-based cotija cheese (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Blackened Fish Slider with roasted tomatoes, watercress, and citrus remoulade on brioche (New)
  • Watermelon Salad with blueberries, pickled red onions, balsamic, and feta
  • Florida Strawberry Shortcake (New)


  • Cucumber Watermelon Slushy (Non-alcoholic)
  • Cucumber Watermelon Slushy with gin

Fleur de Lys (France)

Food Items:

  • Croissant au Fromage de Chèvre, Herbes et Ail Rôtie: Croissant with goat cheese, herbs, and roasted garlic
  • Daube de Boeuf à la Provençal, Compote de Tomate au Romarin Gnocchi à la Niçoise: Provençal-style braised beef, rosemary tomato, and niçoise gnocchi (New)
  • Tarte Chocolat Mogador: Chocolate tart with Valrhona single origin chocolate brownie, walnuts, and raspberry coulis served warm (New)
  • Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized beignet filled with vanilla cream and glazed with caramel fleur de sel


  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé wine with natural raspberry flavor
  • Kir àla Poire: French sparkling wine with Monin desert pear (New)
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and white and red cranberry juices  
La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush

Hanami (Japan)

Food Items:

  • Frushi: Strawberry, pineapple, and lychee wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, drizzled raspberry sauce, and toasted coconut
  • Hanami Sushi: Assorted Nigiri sushi with lemon-cured salmon, soy-marinated tuna, and cured mackerel (New)           
  • Creamy Shrimp Udon: Udon soup with shrimp and spring vegetables (New)       


  • Sakura Cherry Blossom Pilsner (New)          
  • Hakushika Hana Kohaku Plum Sake: Junmai Ginjo blended with Japanese plum (New)  
  • Nigori Dragon Fruit Sake Cocktail (New)  
Flower and Garden Festival Frushi
Frushi – Gluten Free

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Food Items:

  • Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaza: House-made masa tortillas with squash blossoms, bacon, onion, zucchini, and cheese (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  
  • Taco Vampiro: Barbacoa Beef in a Corn Tortilla with crispy grilled monterey jack cheese, salsa ranchera, and esquites (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)  


  • Mala Hierba Margarita: Centinela Tequila Reposado, elderflower-chamomile tea, Abasolo Corn Whiskey, and UNA Flower-infused Vodka with a chile salt rim (New)
  • Cristal Margarita: 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, clarified lemon juice, and orange liqueur in a souvenir cup (New)
  • Craft Mexican Lager

La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)

Food Items:

  • Braised Oxtail with pigeon pea rice (New)
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain White Rice, mango salsa, and coconut-lime sauce
  • Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)


  • Tropical Breeze: Minute Maid Lemonade, grapefruit, and simple syrup (Non-alcoholic)
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Tropical Perception White Sangria
  • Tropical Breeze with Don Q Límon Rum

Lotus House (China)

Food Items:

  • Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer with creamy peanut sauce
  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons
  • Pan-fried Vegetable Dumplings


  • Classic Bubble Milk Tea (Non-alcoholic)  
  • Cherry Blossom Pilsner Draft Beer
  • Kung Fu Master: Tito’s Vodka, Triple Sec, mango, orange juice, and soda water
  • Tang Dynasty: Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold, light rum, strawberry, piña colada mix, soda water, and white boba pearls
  • Tropical Moon: Smirnoff Vodka, Triple Sec, passion fruit, soda water and white boba pearls (New)

Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)

Food Items:

  • Muffuletta Panini with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone, and Swiss with olive salad (New)
  • Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Andouille sausage and BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice
  • Crawfish Pie (New)
  • Bananas Foster Bread Pudding (New)


  • Bayou Cocktail: Bayou Spiced Rum, coconut rum, fruit punch, and orange juice
  • Central 28 Beer Co. Pretty Things Ale (New)
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Day Light American Light Ale
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA
  • Beer Flight

Northern Bloom (Canada)

Please discriminating palates with fantastic fare from our Great White North neighbor… O Canada!

Flower and Garden Festival Seared Scallops
Seared Scallops – Gluten Free

Food Items:

  • Seared Scallops with French green beans, butter potatoes, brown butter vinaigrette, and Nueske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, mushroom bordelaise sauce, and whipped potatoes with garden vegetables
  • Chocolate Maple Whisky Cake (New)


  • Maple Popcorn Shake (Non-alcoholic)
  • Collective Arts Brewing Honey Lager
  • Glutenberg Blonde Ale, Montreal
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Apricot with Maple Syrup
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
  • Beer Flight

Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry)

Get your tropical fruit fix from tart ‘n’ tangy to the sweetest frozen treats!

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Spicy Hot Dog
Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney – NOT Gluten Free

Food Items:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with pineapple chutney and plantain chips
  • DOLE Whip (Plant-based)


  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)
  • DOLE Whip with Fanta (Non-alcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe
  • BrewDog Hazy Jane IPA
  • Urban Artifact Teak Tropical American Fruit Tart
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine
  • DOLE Whip topped with Sōmrus Mango Cream Liqueur
  • Pineapple Beer Flight
Flower and Garden Festival Frozen Dessert Violet Lemonade
Violet Lemonade – Gluten Free

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Food Items:

  • Caesar con Gamberett: Baby gem lettuce, shrimp, Caesar dressing, and crispy bread crumble (New)
  • Tortelloni Primavera: Spinach tortelloni, sweet butter, pancetta, corn, peas, and fava beans (New)
  • Budino alle Nocciole: Chocolate-hazelnut pudding with cookie crumble (New)


  • Peroni Pilsner                                                                                     
  • Prosecco                                                                                
  • Moscato                                                         
  • Italian Sangria red or white   
  • Italian Margarita with limoncello and tequila

Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of Medina (Morocco)

Food Items:

  • Hummus Trio: Traditional hummus, red beet and black garlic hummus, and avocado-herb hummus with Moroccan bread and crispy papadam (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Orange Blossom-Saffron Cake (New)


  • Pomegranate Mimosa
  • Keel Farms Strawberry Elderflower Hard Cider
  • Bold Rock Tangerine Hard Cider
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Pomegranate Hard Cider
  • Cider Flight

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board™

Food Items:

  • Chicken and Waffles: Crispy honey-brined chicken and honey sweet cornbread waffle with whipped honey butter and spicy honey (New)
  • Pollinator Flatbread with honey-whipped mascarpone, honey caramelized onions, blueberry gastrique, prosciutto, honey-whipped goat cheese, arugula, honey vinaigrette, and bee pollen (New)
  • Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with honey whipped cream, whipped honey, crystalized honey, honeycomb, dehydrated honey, and fennel pollen meringue kisses


  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with streusel (Non-alcoholic)
  • B. Nektar New Wave Lemonade Mead
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine
  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with blueberry vodka and streusel

Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE™ Foods (Near Disney Traders)

Food Items:

  • Boneless IMPOSSIBLE Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw, and kimchee mayonnaise (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • IMPOSSIBLE Lumpia with Thai sweet chili sauce (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Chocolate Cake with black currant ganache, mixed berry compote, and chocolate ice cream (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)


  • Twinings Iced Green Tea with Cranberry and Lime (Non-alcoholic)
  • Parish Brewing Co. Bloom Hazy IPA
  • J. Lohr Wildflower Valdiguié
  • Twinings Iced Green Tea with cranberry and lime with Hangar 1 Makrut Vodka served in a mason jar
Flower and Garden Festival Chocolate Terrarium Pudding

Refreshment Port (Near Canada)

Food Items:

  • Shrimp Scampi Poutine with cheese curds, lemon-garlic cheese fondue, spinach, and artichokes (New)
  • Soft-serve Waffle Cone: Peanut butter, jelly, or swirl 


  • Mighty Swell Purple Magic Spiked Seltzer (New)
  • Villa Maria Earth Garden Sauvignon Blanc (New)
  • Frozen Mojito with Boyd & Blair Rum (New)

Refreshment Outpost

Food Items:

  • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin seasoning (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)
  • Tangerine Soft-serve
  • Ice Cream Float: Tangerine soft-serve and cream soda


  • Lavender Martini: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with Lavender and Lemon
  • Lexington Brewing Tangerine Cream Ale
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Grand Cherry Hard Cider (New)
  • Southern Tier Brewing Co. Juice Jolt IPA (New)

The Land Cart hosted by AdventHealth

Food Items:

  • Fruit and Cheese Plate: Grapes, strawberries, cheddar, and Mini Babybel Snack Cheese
  • Vegetable Plate: Broccoli, carrot sticks, and tomatoes with dip (Plant-based)
  • Pretzels with Hummus Dip (Plant-based)
  • Cookies ‘n “Cream” Chocolate Mousse Cup (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)

Sunshine Seasons


  • Strawberry-mango Slushy (Non-alcoholic)

Connections Cafe & Eatery

Food Item:

  • Orange Bird Liege Waffle (New)


  • Flower Drop Cocktail: St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade (New) 

Funnel Cake

  • Banana Split Funnel Cake: Funnel Cake topped with Banana-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Diced Strawberries, and a Maraschino Cherry drizzled with Chocolate Syrup (New)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Exotic Lemon Tea: A refreshing mix of Frozen Lemon and Iced Tea featuring Exotic Berry notes (Spirited option available featuring Grey Goose Vodka) (New)
  • Near Canada – MelonadeA tangy blend of Frozen Lemon with a burst of watermelon (Spirited option available featuring Grey Goose Vodka) (New)
  • World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Orange Cream Cold Brew: A smooth blend of French Roast Cold Brew with flavors of orange and vanilla topped with a splash of cream, whipped cream, and coconut shavings (Spirited option available featuring Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur) (New)
  • The American Adventure – Key Lime Cold Brew: A zesty blend of French Roast Cold Brew with flavors of Key lime and white chocolate topped with a splash of cream, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbs (Spirited option available featuring Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur) (New)

Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise 2023

Orange Bird tends to reign supreme at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival and this is no different in 2023. This year, the Orange Bird merchandise takes on a distinctly retro vibe, channeling the 70s.

And as always, there is a new Dooney & Bourke design released especially for the Flower and Garden Festival. This year, the design is themed after Snow White.

There are also matching ear that are definitely heavy on the garden theme, as they should be!

And of course, this can’t be a Flower and Garden Festival without a new pair of themed Crocs!

These examples are only the tip of the iceberg. You’ll find many more options, following these themes and more at Festival Markets, Odyssey, an the Creations Shop.

Garden Rocks Concert Series

The Garden Rocks Concert Series makes a triumphant return in to Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2022!

All of these performances take place in the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion.

2023 Garden Rocks Concert Schedule

Here is the most updated list on the performances released so far.

  • Glass Ceiling
    March 1 & 2
  • Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
    March 3 & 4
  • Daughtry
    March 5 & 6
  • Audio Exchange
    March 7 to 9
  • Tommy DeCarlo
    March 10 & 11
  • Smash Mouth
    March 12 & 13
  • Element
    March 14 to 16
  • Mike DelGuidice
    March 17 & 18
  • Blue Oyster Cult (NEW)
    March 19 & 20
  • The Vybe
    March 21 to 23
  • Berlin
    March 24 & 25
  • The Pointer Sisters
    March 26 & 27
  • The Female Collective
    March 28 to 30
  • Luis Figueroa (NEW)
    March 31
  • Piso 21 (NEW)
    April 1 & 2
  • Melina León
    April 3
  • Epic
    April 4 to 6
  • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
    April 7 & 8
  • Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
    April 9 & 10
  • Foregniers Journey
    April 11 to 13
  • Blue October
    April 14 & 15
  • Switchfoot (NEW)
    April 16 & 17
  • Evolution: Motown
    April 18 to 20
  • A Flock of Seagulls
    April 21 & 22
  • Jo Dee Messina
    April 23 & 24
  • Hooligans
    April 25 to 27
  • Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, The Voice Of Player
    April 28 & 29
  • Kool & The Gang
    April 30 & May 1
  • The Finesse Party Band
    May 2 to 4
  • Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
    May 5 to 8
  • Latin Ambition
    May 9 to 11
  • The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
    May 12 to 15
  • 506 Crew
    May 16 to 18
  • A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce (NEW)
    May 19 & 20
  • Casting Crowns (NEW)
    May 21 & 22
  • M-80’s
    May 23 to 25
  • Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago (NEW)
    May 26 & 27
  • Rick Springfield
    May 28 & 29
  • Champagne Orchestra
    May 30 to June 1
  • Plain White T’s
    June 2 to 5
  • Glass Ceiling
    June 6 to 8
  • The Spinners
    June 9 & 10
  • The Commodores
    June 11 & 12
  • Element
    June 13 to 15
  • Vertical Horizon
    June 16 & 17
  • Tony Orlando
    June 18 & 19
  • Foregniers Journey
    June 20 to 22
  • Simple Plan
    June 23 to 26
  • Epic
    June 27 to 29
  • Living Colour
    June 30 & July 1
  • Wang Chung
    July 2 & 3
  • Evolution: Motown
    July 4 & 5

Garden Rocks Dining Packages

If you want guaranteed seating at any of the Garden Rocks concerts, the only way to do that is by booking a Garden Rocks Dining Package.

The package gives you a meal at one of the many awesome Epcot restaurants and guaranteed seating at the concert.

The showtimes are at 5:30p, 6:45p, and 8:00p Friday to Monday. When you book your Garden Rocks dining package, the concert time is assigned to you.

You can make your dining package reservations online up to 60 days in advance.

All guests with dining packages receive Garden Rocks seating badges at the restaurant after their meal.

While Garden Rocks dining package guests are guaranteed seating, the seating itself is on a first come, first serve basis. So if you want to be up front, make sure you get in line at the entrance early.

Dining Packages and Pricing

Here are the restaurant options as well as pricing for each one. At each of the restaurants you get the following:

  • An appetizer, entrée and dessert OR one full buffet (where applicable) along with a non-alcoholic beverage
  • One guaranteed seat per person to one Garden Rocks concert performance on the same day – the concert time is assigned at the time of booking
RestaurantAdult (ages 10 and up)Child (ages 3-9)
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall$74.00$48.00
Biergarten Restaurant$60.00$34.00
Coral Reef Restaurant$69.00$27.00
Garden Grill Restaurant$66.00$43.00
Le Cellier Steakhouse$95.00$25.00
Regal Eagle Smokehouse$35.00$20.00
Rose & Crown Pub$59.00$25.00
Spice Road Table$47.00$20.00

Tours, Exhibits, and Displays

There are some additional experiences you can enjoy around Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival. Some of them are included in the cost of your ticket, while others are a small upcharge.

I’ve noted the price on anything that involves an upcharge.

Garden Graze

This activity combines eating good food and getting a special treat.

The task involves eating and collecting a stamp for 5 out of 10 specially noted menu items scattered throughout the outdoor kitchens.

Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, bring your festival passport to Pineapple Promenade to get a festival-exclusive treat.

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration

Unlike the previous two activities, this one is an upcharge experience. It will cost you $9.99 plus tax.

This is a spring time themed scavenger hunt for “gardeners of all ages”. Guests purchase a map and stickers at designated retail locations. Then you follow the clues to complete the scavenger hunt.

Once you fill in all the stickers, bring your map Disney Traders or World Traveler for a prize.

Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt – Begins March 13

Another scavenger hunt option, this one has you hot on the trail of some hidden Disney themed eggs. This one is only offered for a limited time, beginning on March 13.

As with the others, you purchase your map and stickers at select locations for $9.99 plus tax. You’ll then look all around Epcot in search of the eggs, placing a sticker on the map when you find one.

Finally, head over to Disney Traders or World Traveler will your completed map and claim your prize.

Outdoor Escapes Play Garden Presented by OFF

Located in World Discovery (near Creations Shop, typically), you’ll find this camp-themed garden and play area for kids.

Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth

This is a butterfly garden you can walk through. I simply love butterfly gardens so this is one I always try to do. Enjoy beautiful flowers an the beautiful moths and butterflies who feast on the nectar.

You’ll find this near Imagination! in World Nature.

Final Thoughts About Flower and Garden Festival 2023

I’ll be straight with you, I love all of the Epcot Festivals for different reasons. However, the Flower and Garden Festival is always one of my favorites.

Largely this is due to how beautiful everything looks during this festival. With the garden theme, how could you not expect to see some stunning gardens and topiary displays?

Also, as the second largest festival of the year, it has a large number of outdoor kitchens to choose from, and more food than any person could possibly eat.

Typically this means a larger variety of gluten free options for me, but I’m disappointed with the gluten free Flower and Garden festival options in 2023. At least in the labeled options, I have to explore a bit more to find out what other options I can eat.

But for most people, Flower and Garden Festival provides you with so many options you’ll have a hard time choosing what to focus your attentions on.

This really is a festival that should be enjoyed in a more meandering fashion. Allow yourself time to really explore the nooks and crannies around Epcot to find the gardens and picturesque sights.

You’ll find some great photo opportunities all over the place. Truly, Epcot is simply stunning during the Flower and Garden Festival, which is one of the reasons I love it so much! I hope you do too.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival pin image

Your Thoughts

I would love to get your thoughts and opinions on the International Flower and Garden Festival. Do you enjoy the festival? What are your favorite parts of the Festival? Do you have any questions about the menu? If you do, please drop a comment below.

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4 thoughts on “Complete Guide to Epcot Flower and Garden Festival”

  1. Thank you for your hard work! It would be neat if I could print the list of food. I am curious. Does Disney offer a special flower and garden map? Or do you just find these spots as you go. My best girlfriend and I are taking our first solo trip to Epcot in 10 days. So excited!

    1. I’ll keep that in mind and see if I can figure that out some day. But don’t worry, Disney has a booklet for each of the Festivals that lists all of the booths, their menus, and typically tells you the location as well. It’s not a map per se, but it will give you a clear enough idea of where the booth is. For Food and Wine they had a QR you could scan to get the information on your phone. I’m not going to lie though, I prefer the physical booklet. You both will have so much fun! Epcot during Flower and Garden is beautiful and delicious.

      1. Hi, I’m new to all this info. Where do you get a booklet for the Flower and Garden Festival. I’ve been trying to write everything down but a booklet would be a lot easier. Thank you for all your information.

        1. When you get to Epcot, you’ll find the official pamphlets for Flower and Garden Festival all over the place in World Showcase. They will be in the small festival stores as well as at the outdoor kitchens themselves. I typically grab one first thing and use that as my guide for the rest of the day. I like having the menus and information at my fingertips!

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