One of Epcot’s most popular events, the annual Flower and Garden Festival is in full swing this spring, and will continue through May 20, 2012.

What to Know if you Go:

Events: Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival features free seminars and demonstrations, fun play areas for kids (don’t miss the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden), activity zones and displays of new, innovative home and garden designs.Stop by the garden festival event center (the former Wonders of Life pavilion), for classes, demos and “ask the expert” sessions. You’ll also have the opportunity to see live presentations from some of your favorite HGTV stars, the full event schedule is below:

  • March 9 -11: John Gidding, (Curb Appeal: The Block)
    March 16 -18: Sabrina Soto, (The High/Low Project)
    March 23 – 25: Jason Cameron, (DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes and Man Cave)
    March 30 – April 1: Camille Styles, ( Entertainment contributor)
    April 6 – 8: Dan Faires, (’s DanMade, HGTV Design Star Season 5)
    April 13 – 15: Brandon Johnson, (host of HGTV’s My Yard Goes Disney)
    April 20 – 22: Meg Caswell Hollady, (HGTV’s Meg’s Great Rooms)
    April 27 – 29: Monica Pedersen, (HGTV Dream Home Tour 2012 and Designed to Sell)
    May 4 – 6: Antonio Ballatore, (HGTV’s The Antonio Treatment)
    May 11 – 13: Carter Oosterhouse, (HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms)
    May 18 – 20: Genevieve Gorder, (HGTV’s Dear Genevieve and HGTV Design Star)

Cost: The Flower and Garden Festival impacts all of Epcot, include all of Future World and World Showcase. Admission to the festival and most events are included with your regular park admission. A few classes may require a separate reservation and event fee.

Who should go: While this event is named the “Flower and Garden” festival, and will delight any garden enthusiast, it also has plenty to offer the other members of the family as well. There are sample gardens and outdoor patio room displays scattered throughout the park — these are great for inspiration, or for just sitting and admiring the decor. Kids will love the fairy playground, Bambi’s Butterfly Garden (complete with hatching and emerged butterflies) and the fun activity ones scattered throughout the festival.