Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival 2016
March 2 - May 30
The Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom! Throughout World Showcase, you’ll find festival artists, experts and specialty shops that will help you bring the beauty and enchantment of the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival home with you. Dig up a charming array of whimsical apparel and headwear designed to capture the splendor of spring, garden tools and accessories, artwork and magical Disney keepsakes to adorn your home and garden!
Be sure to visit the Festival Center, open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the Festival, or the bridge kiosk at the entrance of World Showcase and find special treasures to help grow your collection.
(Taking place throughout the festival)
March 4 from 4-5p.m. at the Festival Center
March 12 from 11a.m. – 12p.m. at Art of Disney at Epcot®
Just Plumerias, Garden Oasis
We consider the Plumeria the most perfect plant in the world because of the following characteristics. The Plumeria looks fantastic, and it blooms from April through November. The flower does not last that long, but the bloom pod continuously keeps blooming for most of the year. The Plumeria smells like no other plant in the world and each color has its own unique fragrance. Some plumerias smell sweet, while another color can smell like jasmine, peaches or citrusy. The Plumeria can be grown anywhere in the world since it can either be a 20 foot tree if you live in the warmer climates, or it makes a fantastic potted plant for your patio deck, screen pool, balcony or driveway. The Plumeria only grows to the size of the pot. In climates where it freezes, you can either bring the plumeria inside to keep it growing in the winter, or you can put it in the closet or basement and it will go into a dormant state. Bring the Plumeria out when it warms up next spring, and it blooms bigger than the year before. The Plumeria is one of the most no maintenance plants in the world. It is drought tolerant and can be grown in full sun or partial sun.
Elemental Nursery, Garden Boutique
Elemental Nursery is a family-owned business, established in 2002, and has grown steadily to what it is today. We are a manufacturer of handmade, contemporary oriental style pottery. When we incorporate our plants with the pottery, we provide a unique highlight for home decor. Along with our Bonsai, air plants, pottery, carnivorous plants and unique dish gardens, we travel the state of Florida attending plant and craft festivals exhibiting our designs. We have expanded our product line to include glass terrariums, more than 50 blends of tea, and Koi fish. We are now known as Elemental Bonsai and Tea Garden. We look forward to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival every year.
Reinhard Herzog, Master Glass Artist, (March 2-April 10) from 1p.m. to 6p.m., (except Tuesdays), Garden Boutique
Hand blown glass ornaments and figurines.
Swaying in the Breeze, Garden Boutique
A Decorative Flag Company
We have house and garden flags. Our double-sided embroidered applique flags are of the best quality and our best sellers. Our printed rendition flags are copies of beautiful paintings. In addition to our flags, we also have magnetic mail box covers. These are great ways to decorate your home with a splendor of spring.
HAF2Paint – Heather French, Garden Treasures
At Parsons School of Design in NYC and at Atlanta College of Art, Heather majored as a portrait painter. She switched interest to become a still life painter, while earning her Masters of Fine Arts from The University of Pennsylvania. What she loves about still life painting is creating a narrative through the use of objects. Wine as the dominate subject matter, was inspired by a great friendship. Dino, a sommelier, who is now her husband, gave her some wine bottles to paint and that was all it took. Mixing food, flowers and other objects expands the theme.
These objects and what they can represent keeps her enthralled as this subject matter is worldwide and timeless. She started adding animals into her paintings around 2007. This let her go back to her portrait painting roots as she tries to capture the personality within a 2D image.
She has been very fortunate to showcase her artwork in many venues: wineries, restaurants, corporations, executive offices and in the homes of the most fabulous people she has had the pleasure to meet.
As always, she looks forward to more great things to come.
EyeCatchers, Garden Emporium
Eycatchers are wind spinners made of 100% stainless steel. Made for the outdoors, these attractive garden ornaments reflect light as the spin, creating a memorizing, magical effect you have to truly see to believe!
Rinse Bath & Body Co., Garden Emporium
Noah’s Ark, Garden Emporium
Join us for live demonstrations from 11am-4pm on March 26, April 16, and April 30.
Noah’s Ark Topiary has been creating handmade topiaries for over 30 years. They have a full line of designs, and varying sizes. At Noah’s Ark Topiary, products are completely hand made in the USA. They are constructed with sturdy galvanized steel wire, assembled with an electric spot welder and then stuffed and shaped. Noah’s Ark Topiaries make wonderful, lasting gifts and are great conversation pieces when placed around the home.
Jortra Boutique (March 2-23), Garden Emporium
All of our jewelry collections are handmade using items from nature such as: orange peels, cantaloupe seeds, coffee beans, bamboo, flower petals and more! Our pieces are extremely lightweight since we crochet with thread and do not use any metal whatsoever. We look forward to sharing our unique nature jewelry collections with you.
Boiled Books (March 24-April 13 and May 5-15), Garden Emporium
Original plant stained art paper for journal writing,
scrapbooking and collage work, stationary, and decor.
BoiLeD BooKs Process
1. Fresh flowers, leaves, seeds, and other natural elements are pressed between pages of a handmade book.
2. The books boil and simmer for a few hours.
3. Unique pages emerge stained and embossed with enchanting beauty.
Each piece is uniquely created by artist Rachelle Eason.
Growmanji (April 14-May 4), Garden Emporium
Hydroponic plants and soil free gardening.
Petal Pushers (May 15-30), Garden Emporium
Giftable plant items.
March 10 – May 27 (Thursdays and Fridays) – Port of Entry, located at the entry to World Showcase - 3:00pm
Food & Beverage Chefs from around Epcot® will take part in special demonstrations as they re-create recipes from the outdoor kitchens!