Lady and the Tramp topiary in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot for Disney World's Flower & garden Festival

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Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

So last year before the world shut down, my family took a vacation to Orlando, Florida.  We visited the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival at the Walt Disney World Resort and we loved it.  The food, the topiaries, the flowers, the butterflies…all of it was amazing.

I wasn’t sure if they would have the festival this year given the COVID-19 pandemic.  But I was really glad they had a scaled-back version: the Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!

Now, for full disclosure, I am not always a fan of scaled-back versions of things.  I am definitely an all-or-nothing kind of person.  With 2020’s Flower & Garden festival fresh in my mind, I wasn’t sure if 2021’s Flower & Garden Festival would pale in comparison.

But the good news is, that is definitely not the case!  All the things I loved about the festival are definitely there.  The topiaries are still there.  They still serve delicious foods and drinks.  You still see beautiful flowers.  And you can still see amazing butterflies.

So we decided to share our experience with you via this virtual tour!

This video is a great sample of what you can see at this festival.  I will go over what you can see at the festival.  And I will tell you how to get discounted tickets to Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort so you can attend the festival – so make sure you read until the very end!


See Mickey, Minnie & other Disney characters at the Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in the Walt Disney World Resort has great topiaries like this Lion King one

See topiaries of popular Disney characters like Snow White & Dopey at the Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot

Topiaries of Anna & Elsa at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort

See Donald & the other Caballeros at Mexico at Epcot in Disney World at the International Flower & Garden Festival

Lady and the Tramp topiary in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot for Disney World's Flower & garden Festival

Peter Pan & Captain Hook topiaries are in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot as part of Disney World's Flower & Garden Festival in 2021

Topiaries are my favorite part of Taste of Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival at the Walt Disney World Resort

So I don’t know about you, but when I think of the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival, I think of the topiaries.  I love how they look just like so many great Disney characters.  They’re such great works of art and the Disney horticulturalists are so creative.  You’ll be able to see this in the video.

Here are the topiaries that you’ll see at the festival, and where you will see them.

Main Entrance

The main entrance has great characters from Fantasia.

  • Sorcerer Mickey Mouse
  • Brooms
  • Ostriches
  • Dancing Hippo
  • Gator
  • Mushrooms

Future World East

  • Bambi & Friends’ Wildlife Habitat (near Mouse Gear)
  • Buzz Lightyear (near Mission Space, obviously!)

Future World West

  • Figment
  • Woody
  • Bo Peep
  • Bo Peep’s Sheep
  • Simba
  • Rafiki
  • Mufasa

There are also beautiful topiary butterflies here, which makes sense (more on that later).

Showcase Plaza Between Mexico & Canada

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Pluto
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy Duck
  • Huey
  • Dewey
  • Louie

World Showcase

  • The Three Caballeros (in Mexico)
  • Anna (in Norway)
  • Elsa (in Norway)
  • Troll (in Norway)
  • Snow White (in Germany)
  • Dopey (in Germany)
  • Lady & the Tramp (in Italy)
  • Beauty & the Beast (in France)
  • Remy (in France)
  • Peter Pan (in the United Kingdom)
  • Captain Hook (in the United Kingdom)
  • Winnie the Pooh (in the United Kingdom)
  • Rabbit (in the United Kingdom)
  • Eeyore (in the United Kingdom)
  • Tinker Bell & fairy houses (in the United Kingdom)
  • Tigger (in the United Kingdom)
  • Kermit the Frog (in the United Kingdom)
  • Miss Piggy (in the United Kingdom)

There are also pandas in the China Pavillion and a dragon topiary in Japan.

Garden Destinations

Relax at the outdoor escapes exhibit in the Future World East at Epcot at Disney World's Taste of Flower & Garden Festival

Disney World's Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has a great garden display in the Italian Pavilion of Epcot

Disney's World Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has great garden destinations like this English tea garden

The bamboo garden at the China Pavilion of Epcot at Disney World's Flower & Garden Festival

I love plants and flowers, so I love all the garden destinations throughout EPCOT.  You’ll be able to see a lot of them in our virtual tour.  Here is what you can see if you visit the festival:

  • Outdoor Escapes in Future World East
  • Prehistoric Plants in Future World East
  • Bold Bromeliads in Future World West
  • Health Full Trail in Future World West
  • Festival Blooms in the Showcase Plaza
  • Floating Gardens in the Showcase Plaza
  • The Honey Bee-stro Garden in the Showcase Plaza
  • Tropical Rainforest Garden in Mexico
  • Bamboo Garden in China
  • Chinese Zodiac Topiary Garden in China
  • Miniature Gardens in Germany
  • Garden Italiano in Italy
  • Kokedama Garden in Japan
  • Bonsai Collection in Japan
  • Urban Spice Garden in Morocco
  • English Tea Garden in the United Kingdom
  • Shakespeare Garden in the United Kingdom

The Goodness Garden Butterfly House

See live butterflies in the Butterfly House at Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in Disney World

Disney's Epcot's Taste of the Flower & Garden Festival has a butterfly house

Disney's Flower & Garden Festival has a great butterflies exhibit

A butterfly chart at an entrance of the butterfly exhibit at Disney's Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot theme park

Other than the topiaries, my family’s favorite part of the Food & Garden Festival is the Butterfly House.  We were worried they wouldn’t have it this year, but were really glad they did!  You can definitely see a lot of our walkthrough in our virtual tour!


Taste of Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2021 has live entertainment like this piano player in the Showcase Plaza

The Canada Pavilion has live entertainment during Taste of Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival in Orlando, FL

Another fun thing about this festival is the live entertainment throughout the theme park.  You’ll see/hear it in our virtual tour.

If you visit the festival, you can hear local bands from Orlando perform at the American Gardens Theatre in the American Pavilion.

You can also enjoy Voices of Liberty at the American Gardens Theatre, which are vocal performances celebrating America.

And Mariachi Cobre is a great traditional folk music performance that also takes place at the American Gardens Theatre.

The Jammin’ Gardeners perform their music at the Canada Mill Stage.

And there is an Epcot pianist playing at the World Showplace.

Food & Drinks

A picture of the Citrus Blossom market at Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in Disney World

Buy foods & alcoholic drinks at Hanami at the Japanese Pavilion in Epcot at Disney World's Flower & Garden Festival

A picture of Magnolia Terrace in the American Pavilion at Disney World's Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

There are themed food & drink stations throughout Epcot during the festival.  You can buy delicious food and drinks there.  You can see some of these stations in the virtual tour.

Here are the markets you’ll find when you visit the Flower & Garden Festival.

Flavor Full Kitchen

  • Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream & Red Pepper Coulis
  • Seared Salmon with Farro Risotto & Micro Herbs
  • Strawberry Mouse with Chocolate Crisp Pearls
  • Blood Orange Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic)
  • Cookie Butter Worms & Dirt (non-alcoholic)

EPCOT Sunshine Griddle

  • Avocado Toast with Marinated Toybox Tomatoes & Fresh Goat Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta
  • Shrimp and Grits (Blackened Shrimp & Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy & Sweet Corn Salsa)
  • Corned Beef Brisket Hash with House-made Potato Barrels, Onions, Peppers, Cheese Cards & a self-poached Egg with Tabasco Hollandaise
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting & Candied Bacon
  • Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with Milk, Kahlua Rum & Coffe Liqueur, and Vanilla Vodka

The Honey Bee-stro

  • Tupelo Honey & Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapenos, Bacon & House-Whipped Honey Butter
  • Lavender Honey Mustard-Marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables & Purple Haze Lavender Goat Cheese
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange blossom Honey Whipped Cream, Whipped Honey, Crystalized Honey, Honeycomb, Dehydrated Honey & Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses
  • Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the RBee Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic)
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Honey Bee Citrus Blonde Ale
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine
  • Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka

The Citrus Blossom

  • Meyer Lemon-Pooched Lobster Salad with Grapefruit-Rose Vinaigrette, Yuzu-marinated Hearts of Palm, and Avocado-Yuzu Panna Cotta
  • Citrus-braised Crispy Pork Belly with Kumquat and Carrot
  • Citrus Shortcake (Orange Chiffon, Cake, Lemond Curd, Mandarins, Whipped Cream & Citrus Crumble)
  • Orange Lemon Smoothie in a souvenir Orange Bird sipper cup (non-alcoholic)
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale
  • First Magnitude Brewing Co. Lemon Hefeweizen
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Hibiscus Lime Ale
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy

Pineapple Promenade

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney & Plantain Chips
  • Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake
  • Dole Whip
  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
  • Dole Whip with Fanta (non-alcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hale Wheat Ale
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Fresh Pressed Wheat Ale with Manga, Pineapple & Guava
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company Alo’hop IPA
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale
  • Florida Orange Grove Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine
  • Dole Whip topped with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum

Refreshment Port

  • House-Made Italian Sausage & Peppers Poutine
  • Popsicle Trio: Honeydew, Raspberry-Mint & Coconut Lime
  • Starcut Ciders Cidre Colada Hard Cider
  • Cutwater Bloody Mary (Ultra-premium Vodka, All-natural Tomato Juice & dash of spice)
  • Cutwater Whiskey Mull (Black Skimmer Bourbon with Ginger Beer, a hint of Lime & Aromatic Bitters)

Trowel & Trellis

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread
  • Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup
  • Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with Cilantro-Lime Rice, Danmuji Slaw & Kimchee Mayonnaise
  • Lavender Pot de Creme with Blueberry Cake, Pink Peppercorn & Lime Whipped Cream
  • Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea (non-alcoholic)
  • Parish Brewing Co. Bloom Hazy IPA
  • Twinings of London Energize Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with Hanger 1 Makrut Lime Vodka served in a Mason Jar

Jardin de Fiestas

  • Tostada de Conchinita (Braised Pork on a Crispy Corn Tortilla with Black Beans topped with Pickled Onions, Mango-Habanero Relish & Oregano)
  • Taco Vampiro (Braised Beef on a Corn Tortilla with Crispy Grilled Monterey Jack Cheese & Salsa Ranchera)
  • Sope de Chorizo (Plant-based Ground Chorizo on Fried Corn Dough with Black Beans & Avocado Mousse)
  • Passion Fruit Margarita (Corazon de Agave Blanco Tequila, Passion Fruit Puree, Lime Juice, Nixta Corn Liqueur & a hint of smoke with a Hibiscus Flower Salt Rim)
  • The Garden Margarita (Ojo de Tigre Mezcal, Lettuce Juice, Ancho Reyes Chile Verde Liqueur, Lime Juice, Gracias a Dios Agave Giv & a Sprig of Thyme)
  • Tulum-Mexican Craft Beer with Floater (Artisinal Lager with Citrus notes made with Caribbean Seawater & served with an Elderflower Liqueur Floater)

Lotus House

  • Papa Cakes (Potato cakes with Shrimp & Water Chestnuts served with House-made Strawberry Sauce)
  • Bon Bon Chicken Skewer with Sesame & Peanut Sauce
  • House-made Crab & Cheese Wontons
  • “Panda” Bubble Tea (Classic Milk Tea with Black & White Boba Pearls – non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Marco Boba (Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk & Boba)
  • Kung Fu Punch (Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice & Soda Water)
  • Tang Dynasty (Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold, Light Rum, Strawberry Syrup, Pina Colada Mix, White Boba Pearls & Soda Water)

Refreshment Outpost

  • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning
  • Islamorada Beer Company Key Lime Hibiscus Ale

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market

  • Potato Pancakes with House-Made Apple Sauce
  • Potato Pancakes with Carmelized Ham, Onions & Herb Sour Cream
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham & Melted Gruyere Cheese
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Hugo
  • Bitburger Premium Pils
  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone
  • Apfelschaumwein (Sparkling Wine & Apple Liqueur)

Primavera Kitchen

  • Margherita (Rustic Italian Flatbread with Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella
  • Arancini (Sweet Sausage Fried Risotto Balls with Pomodoro Sauce)
  • Traditional Sicilian Cannoli(Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate & Candied Orange)
  • Peroni Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Rosa Regale
  • Italian Margarita with Limocello & Tequila
  • Moscato
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria wit Cabernet Sauvignon

Funnel Cake

  • Mini Funnel Cake topped with Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream, Blueberries & Powdered Sugar

Magnolia Terrace

  • Crawfish Etouffee with Andouille Sausage & Dirty Rice
  • Cajun-Style Roasted Oysters
  • House-Made Boudin Two Ways with Spicy Mustard
  • Pecan Cake with Maple Whipped Cream
  • Pecan Praline
  • 81Bay Brewing Co. Orange Coriander Wheat Ale
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Day Light American Light Ale
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA
  • Bayou Cocktail (Bayou Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, Fruit Punch & Minute Maid Orange Juice)


  • Frushi (Strawberry, Pineapple & Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice & Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce & Toasted Coconut)
  • Shrimp & Crab with Spicy Mayonnaise & Cucumber Slices finished with Creamy Avocado & Violet Sauce
  • Soy-Glazed Pork Shank with Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Lotus Flower, Garlic Chips & Green Onions
  • Sakura Zen Ale
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Blood Orange Sour with Fresh Mint

Taste of Marrakesh

  • Moroccan Seafood Couscous with Shrimp, Mussels, Olives, Preserved Lemon & Anchovy Breadcrumbs
  • Shakshuka (Moroccan Baked Eggs in a Spiced Eggplant & Tomato Stew)
  • Lemon Magdalena Cake with Fig Compote & Sangria Gel
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Pink Hibiscus Orange Wheat Beer
  • Maeloc Pineapple & Pear Hard Cider
  • Sangria

La Isla Fresca

  • Lamb Curry with Sweet Plantains & Rice
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice & Coconut-Lime Spice
  • Tropical Mousse Cup (Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse & Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple)
  • Tropical Freeze (non-alcoholic)
  • Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Hibiscus Guavacation Sour Beer
  • Tropical Freeze with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum

Fleur De Lys

  • Tarte aux Oignons Caramelises et Chevre (Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a Flaky Pastry Crust)
  • Canard Confit a l’Orange aux Grnocchi a la Parisienne (Braised Duck Confit a l’Orange with Parisian Gnocchi)
  • Macaron au Chocolate en Sucette (Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop)
  • Beignet Caramelise, Fourre Creme Vanille, Glace au Caramel Fleur de Sel (Caramelized Beignet filled with Vanilla Cream & Glazed with Caramel Fleur de Sel)
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664
  • VeRy Raspberry (Rose Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor)
  • Chardonnay
  • Bordeaux, Cabarnet Sauvignon, Merlot & Malbec Blend
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy (Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, White & Red Cranberry Juice)

Festival Favorites

  • Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, Feta & Balsamic Reduction
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends & Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue & House-made Pickle
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-Fennel Salad, Remoulade & Smoked Paprika Oil
  • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue
  • Frozen Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Maple Bacon Stout
  • Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine

Cider House

  • House-made Potato & Cheddar Biscuit with Salmon Tartare
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Pink Lemonade Hard Cider
  • Bold Rock Watermelon Hard Cidre
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Triple Jam Hard Cider
  • Samuel Smith Old Brewery Pure Brewed Organic Lager
  • Snakebite (Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Triple Jam Hard Cider & Samuel Smith Old Brewery Pure Brewed Organic Lager)

Northern Bloom

  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette & Applewood-Smoked Bakon
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips (Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce & Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables)
  • Griddled Maple Pound Cake with Warm Peach Compote & Sweet Corn Gelato
  • Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • B1Bay Brewing APricot with Maple Syrup
  • Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer
  • Goose Island Beer COmpany Lost Palate Mango Honey IPA with Mango & Cinnamon
  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Top 357 Maple Rye Whisky

EPCOT’s Farmers Feast

This is a new feature in the World Showplace!  You can sample fresh local ingredients.  It’s a rotating menu, so what you’ll get here really depends on when you go!

Discounted Tickets

So I bet you didn’t forget I was going to tell you about how to get discounted tickets, right?  Well, here we go!

The Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is included in the price of a Disney World ticket.  You can find out how to get coupons for Disney World tickets here.