As spring starts to bloom around the country, Walt Disney World kicks off the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Running from March 1st though May 29th, a record breaking 90 days, Epcot becomes a living piece of art with flowers as far as the eye can see.

This year brings back many of the guest favorite topiaries all around Future World and World Showcase.

But the great Cast Members of Disney Horticulture wouldn't just let the amazing displays of the past be it. This year we have a few new topiaries including a preview of an upcoming Disney*Pixar film and everyone's favorite purple dragon!

Cruz Ramirez from the upcoming Disney*Paxar Cars 3
Figment having fun with some colors in the shadow of Spaceship Earth

Of course, there is more to this festival than just the topiaries. Between Garden Destinations and the Butterflies Haven there is far too much to see in just one day.

Shakespeare Garden - United Kingdom
Japanese Mini Garden - Japan
Bamboo Garden - China
Prehistoric Plants - Future World East
Butterfly Haven
Butterflies On The Go Presented by GoGo Squeeze
Inside a very active butterfly house

Speaking of Garden Destinations, after years of seeing the sign on the sidewalk of United Kingdom I was finally able to be part of the English Tea Garden Tour presented by Twinings of London.

The English Tea Garden Tour requires sign up so head there early.

This small FREE tour if presented by very well trained Cast Members and gives not only the history of tea but also what teas are good for what ails you. Twinings tea has a rich history and, as someone who has maybe had tea three times in his life, this tour was great. I would definitely do it again.

Great tour guide makes this tour a must do.
Learned all about all types of tea.

In the past few years, the Outdoor Kitchens have become a larger part of the Flower & Garden Festival and this year being no different. With over a dozen Outdoor Kitchens, you will have no lack of opportunity to enjoy some amazing foods and drinks while enjoying the amazing flowers.