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Fun Facts About the Epcot International Flower & Garden Fest

March 2, 2010

The 17th-annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will take place March 3 – May 16, 2010, at Walt Disney World Resort. Here are a few fun festival facts:

  • The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will run 75 days and feature 30 million blooms, 60 tons of topiary and 600 butterflies.
  • At 14 feet tall, Goofy is the tallest character topiary ever created.
  • More than 500,000 plants, trees and shrubs are planted for the festival; 250,000 of those are annual blossoms installed for the festival.
  • Festival plants include 60 different species of trees, 47 types of palms and 48 varieties of bedding plants.
  • The festival will feature 198 hands-on gardening demonstrations and seminars.
  • Forty-four “flower towers” of impatiens will line Innoventions Plaza.
  • The festival’s weekend Flower Power concert series will include 11 artists and groups with 126 Top 40 hits, including 16 No. 1 songs. This year’s lineup includes Jose Feliciano, Paul Revere & The Raiders, David Cassidy, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Tony Orlando, Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, Ricky Nelson Remembered¬† featuring The Nelsons, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Fran Cosmo, Davy Jones and Chubby Checker & The Wildcats.

For more information about the 17th-annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, visit www.disneyworld.com/flower.

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