What’s New at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023?

What’s New at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023?

What’s New at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot? As part of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, plan to see special topiaries, and snacks as part of the celebration. This is our favorite festival, so you know we are always excited to try and do everything. And this year there are even more new things to share! We love seeing the new gardens, trying the new foods, and taking in everything New for Flower and Garden. So, what’s new this year?

Disney Flower and Garden Festival 2022

The 2023 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

This year the Walt Disney World Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot runs from March 1- July 5, 2023. And of course, it will still include all of your favorites, outdoor kitchens, topiaries, and gardens. New foods, fun, and flowers make this year’s festival one not to be missed!

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New Outdoor Kitchens

If you’re familiar with Epcot’s festivals, then you will know that there is always amazing food to be had. The food is as pretty as it is delicious and there is always something for everyone. We love seeing the fresh flavors of spring in this festival and are excited to see what other new foods will be introduced in the kitchens this year!  Check out the full Flower and Garden Menus. These Menus are from 2023.

  • BRUNCHCOT |  Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet *NEW*
  • Connections Café & Eatery | World Celebration ) *NEW*
  • The Land Cart Hosted by AdventHealth | The Land Building *NEW*
  • Sunshine Seasons | The Land Building *NEW*

Epcot Mexico Plant Based Tostada

Garden Graze Redemption Treat for Flower and Garden Festival at Pineapple Promenade

New Garden Graze

We love the Garden Graze! You can purchase five festival dishes from select locations and track your progress with Festival Passport stamps. Receive a complimentary commemorative keepsake upon completing the stroll. These are the Garden Graze Locations for 2023.

Bauermarkt: Framers Market

  • Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)


  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)

Florida Fresh

  • 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)

La Isla Fresca

  • Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)

Land Cart

  • Cookies ‘n “Cream” Chocolate Mousse Cup (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)

Refreshment Outpost

  • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin seasoning (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze)

Tangierine Cafe

  • 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)

Trowel & Trellis

  • 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)

New Joffrey’s Tea & Coffee Selections

New for the festival you can grab specialty coffees across EPCOT Park. 

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 Tinker Bell

New Entertainment

The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival hosts the Garden Rocks Series at the America Gardens Theatre. check out the lineup of bands announced so far! Plus plan to see favorites like the Jammitors and Mariachi Cobre too! 

2023 Garden Rocks Show Schedule

Garden Rocks concerts take place at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM during EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival—from March 1 to July 5, 2023.

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

Jammin’ Gardeners (Canada Mill Stage)
Tap your feet to the syncopated sounds of the funkiest gardeners around.

Voices of Liberty (America Gardens Theatre)
Get swept away by inspiring vocal performances celebrating America’s spirit and beauty.

Mariachi Cobre (America Gardens Theatre) 
Enjoy an exuberant performance of world-famous, traditional folk music.

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New Topiaries

The topiaries are a highlight of the festival and we love seeing the new ones they bring out each year. But the show-stopper here continues to be Remy! You can find Remy in the Epcot France area. Check out the Flower and Garden Festival Checklist for all the topiaries and where to find them! 

Joining the current lineup of topiaries at the Walt Disney World EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival in 2023, are NEW topiaries, featuring Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela, and Luisa from Disney’s Encanto. Located Near the EPCOT main entrance, this group proves that family is everything!

You can also find a NEW Princess Tiana topiary in the gardens of The American Adventure. 

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New Fairy Gardens 

One of our favorite New Things at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is the Fairy Gardens! We love these as part of our Flower and Garden with Kids activities. You can find this outside of Germany and in the back courtyard of the United Kingdom. These little fairy houses at Walt Disney World were a beautiful new touch to the countries in World Showcase Epcot. We were also super excited to see the Flower and Garden Festival mini village in the Train display near Germany added to the miniature train village. Keep an eye out for these extra detailed sections of the festival.

Flower and Garden Festival Epcot

Butterfly Scent Garden

New Global Gardens

While there are TONS of gardens across EPCOT during the Flower and Garden Festival some gardens are extra special and offer special plants, experiences, and outdoor havens. Global Gardens are New at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival each year, featuring a variety of themes. 

The Community Garden – World Celebration – NEW!

Connect with the earth and each other at this celebration of a diverse and thriving community garden plot.

Shishi-odoshi – Japan Pavilion – NEW!

Contemplate the methodical movement and soothing rhythm of this traditional Japanese bamboo water fountain.

Flower and Garden Festival Mickey Flowers

Spike the Bee at Flower and Garden Festival

New Spikes Pollen Nation Exploration Game

An annual tradition, Flower and Garden welcome a brand new Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration Game with new prizes and places to find our favorite bee- Spike! Check out this game for a fun twist on learning about pollinators by matching the flowers to the countries in which Spike is hidden! This is a fun scavenger hunt to add to your Flower and Garden day. Check out our post about Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration Game, for all the details. 

limited-edition Citrus-infused Cupcake Orange Bird with Honey Disney Munchling

Figment collection at EPCOT flower and garden 2023

New Festival Merchandise

Always one of our favorite parts of any festival, this year expect to see NEW Collections featuring favorites like Orange Bird, Mickey and Minnie, Spike the Bee, and Figment in all their gardening glory. Check our Flower and Garden Merchandise Wrap Up for details. 

This year Disney Munchlings have joined the festival with the limited-edition Citrus-infused Cupcake Orange Bird with Honey Disney Munchling! This adorable plush will be coming soon to EPCOT during the festival and on shopDisney.

Flower and Garden Festival 2020

Everything NEW at the Flower and Garden Festival 

Hopefully, this list has given you a good idea of everything to check out at the festival this year! Be sure to check out our full Flower and Garden Festival Guide for everything to do, see and eat. And let us know what you’re looking forward to!

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