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Sneak Peek at the 2010 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

2010 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

I just got back from an afternoon at Epcot and preparations for the 2010 Flower and Garden Festival are in full swing.  I snapped as many pictures as I could while out touring the grounds.  The theme for this year’s festival is “Celebrate the Great Outdoors” and it will run from March 3rd until May 16th.

There’s an exciting new foodie element to this year’s festival (Garden Town Breakfast) and you can read all about it over on my good friend AJ’s Disney Food Blog.

So without further ado…your sneak peek pictures guys and dolls…

Planters at the entrance to the park…

Entry Planters

The Lion King menagerie around Spaceship Earth’s Project Tomorrow exterior…

Giraffes

Pumba and Timon

Rafiki

Scar

Disney’s resident alien Experiment 626 welcomes guests to Mission Space this year…

Stitch Topiary

Floating planters…a mainstay of the Flower and Garden Festival…

Floating Planters

A Hidden Mickey near the butterfly garden tent…

Hidden Mickey

Lady and the Tramp welcome you to Italy in World Showcase…

Lady and the Tramp Topiaries

Last week I shot this picture at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I always wondered how they got the patterns so perfectly laid out in this area of the park…

BEFORE:

Flower Planting Template

AND AFTER:

Epcot Lake Flowers

Fresh beds planted near the Odyssey Building…

Purple Flower Bed

and I also found this delightfully interesting…mini water sprinklers in the flower beds…

Mini Water Sprinkler

Green and Purple cabbage outside of Morocco…

Cabbage

Something taking shape behind these walls between Morocco and France…”The Art of Green Living”…

Pardon Our Pixie Dust

The UK has also been freshly planted. Imagine sipping tea and listening to the British Invasion play in these gardens…

UK Flowers

Stone Flower Planter

Here are some shots of the setup for the BRAND NEW “Water Wise Herbs and Vegetables” display between Canada and The Refreshment Port.  As luck would have it, there were only trees as dividers and I was able to pop off a few shots from in between the tree tops…

Pardon Signage

Edible Flowers

herbs

Pineapple

Fruit

“Lets Get Moving” area between the Rose Garden and The Refreshment Port. Check out the construction on the Evos and Weevos Play System amid a sprinkling of Fantasia….

Hippo

Fantasia Ballet

Working Away

Slide

Ben Ali Gator

Hyacinth Hippo

Fantasia Dancing Mushrooms

For all of you Vinylmation Collectors out there…be sure and pick up the Limited Release 2010 Flower & Garden Festival 3″ Vinylmation. It may just be last Limited Release that is issued in a collectible tin. Word on the street from Steven Miller (Head of Trading – Pins & Vinyls), is that the tins will be phased out soon and clear plastic packs will take their place.

2010 Flower and Garden Vinylmation

There are also some special Limited Edition Pins being released…

Limited Edition of 5,000, Mickey Gardening Pin, $11.95

mickey gardening pin

Limited Edition of 5,000, Mickey & Minnie Picnic Pin, $11.95

Mickey Picnic Pin

Limited Edition of 1,000, DVC Exclusive, Fantasia Flamingos Pin, $11.95

Flamingos DVC Pin

Limited Edition of 500, Jumbo Pin, $35.00

Jumbo Pin

Limited Edition of 500, 4 Pin Collector’s Set, $34.95

Pin Set

Limited Edition of 4,000, Passholder Exclusive, Tinker Bell Pin, $11.95

Tinker Bell Pin

Limited Release, Butterfly Pin, $11.95

Butterfly Pin

I’ll leave you with this video montage I put together from the 2009 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.  Hope to see you there!

Until Next Time,
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  • heavensent30

    wow…looks like a lot of the topiary ideas are being reused from last year. They're still neat :) Thansk so much for the sneak peek. Its so neat to see the plants just starting & see how beautifully grown they are when the festival is over. :( I *really* like the butterfly pin!!

  • http://twitter.com/jjzmgailey Jackie Gailey

    I love it Amanda! What a great post, I love all the work they've done in the short amount of time that I was there! I can't believe how amazing they are! The pins are really fun for this year, fun that you got pics of them already! :) I forgot about the perfume bottles from last year's festival…those were so cool! We'll miss it this year but I'm sure we'll be there for F&W then during the holidays for sure!! There's always 2011 for F&G! :D Thanks for posting this ~ love it!

  • http://teacupsandtoasters.com/ Stephanie

    so pretty! thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Thanks Maria…Yep…lots of topiary encores. Some new stuff too that is under wraps at the moment and a Dining Experience!

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Thanks J…On a side note…I spoke with a horticulturist there last year and asked how they grew and stored all of the plant s that they bring out for the festival and was told that they bring many of them in from other nurseries. Who knew?

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    You are welcome…. =)

  • http://ucanafforddisney.blogspot.com/ Mandi

    Thanks Amanda for posting such a beautiful video!!

  • http://twitter.com/teruterubouzu Amy

    The floating planters are my favorite. Thanks for putting this post together!

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    You're welcome. I just adore that Cyndi Lauper song. Glad you enjoyed it =)

  • Cathy Mullen

    Hi Amanda,
    Thank you for the sneak peek! Someday I hope to see this Flower Show in person.

  • http://twitter.com/dcanoli Debbie Hudson

    I am so pumped about this! I cannot wait to get there and take in every bit of it.

    Last year, I had my Mom with me, and she got tired quickly, and I had to leave and take her back to the hotel. This year, I am SO taking my time and photographing and checking out EVERYTHING!

    …and I'm glad they are putting up the playgrounds again. Josh loved those! See you soon sister!

  • http://twitter.com/dcanoli Debbie Hudson

    Yeah, I noticed that too. Sort of disppointed with that, but love that they are repeating Lady & the Tramp as that was one country I missed last year.

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Counting down the days!

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Aurora and I have decided that Italy is the best one in World Showcase for Flower and Garden Festival

  • cbg1027

    Thanks for the preview Amanda! I leave in two weeks and so glad they're starting the festival early this year so I can catch it on my spring break!

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    You are so very welcome! They started the festival earlier this year so that visitors will have time to see everything before they plant their gardens for the Spring.

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  • RoriTravel

    Can't wait to see this! Heading over to EPCOT for my birthday at the end of April – this is going to be an amazing way to spend the day!

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    Be sure and check out Garden Town in The Wonders of Life Pavilion. It's not too often that you get to go in there anymore. Just for special events

  • Crista

    anybody know if the Flamingo with Mickey ears garden statue has been restocked (it's shown in the festival guide)- or know how tall it is?

  • http://www.cheaprose.net cheap rose

    That looks like so much fun. I’m going to have to take my kids this year. We have gone in the past, but nothing compares to seeing it in person. I am very excited about the Lion King area. I’m a huge fan.

  • http://www.disneyeveryday.com Amanda Tinney

    They really out did themselves this year with the topiaries. The giraffes were stunningly real

  • Puppet_Micha

    I was there and it was absolutely amazing. I'm going to participate next year for sure. It really inspired me to get to work and start making my passion for flowers an actual job. Recommend this to anyone.
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  • msorescu

    I was very impressed by the giraffes too, it seems they tried really hard and managed to put together a great arrangement this year.

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