Spring has sprung at the Walt Disney World Resort! This week is all about the start of the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, and we’ve got about 70 photos of it for you to enjoy. I think you are going to like what you see of the Flower and Garden (and food and wine) event which is the true start to Spring at the resort.

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Welcome to Epcot!

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Here are some shots of the main topiary in the front, which has a waterfall.

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This next round is from right behind Spaceship Earth and the Innoventions Plaza.

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This Gardener’s Palette is new and over by Universe of Energy.

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Buzz is out at Mission: Space again this year.

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Mater is in his normal spot on the walkway through Future World East.

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Phineas and Ferb are near the kiosk for their attraction.

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The Fantasia feature from the front of last year’s festival is now at the World Showcase Promenade.

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Beautiful flowers.

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A lot of the special World Showcase merchandise at the Outpost has been replaced with Brazil World Cup merchandise.

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Back to topiaries, this time, Lion King.

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Kermit and Miss Piggy have a spot in between Germany and Italy.

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Italy’s flowers are great as always.

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Woody greets us in America along with the Smokehouse kitchen.

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It seems that the Torii Gate in Japan just got some fresh color.

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Beauty and the Beast takes over France.

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And the other princesses dance on the walkway to the UK.

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Winnie the Pooh characters are in the UK near the fish and chips stand.

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The English tea garden is also in the UK.

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As well as the Peter Pan topiaries.

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Great colors in Canada, and Bambi and friends are now near the DVC kiosk there.

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The festival provides some of my favorite views and photographs of the year.

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Heading out!

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I know there wasn’t a ton of news or criticisms in this week’s column, but I always love the festival and it puts me in a rather good mood. What do you all think of this year’s presentation? Let us know in the comments below!!

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  • Malin

    Some stunning Photography Cory. Don’t worry about not providing any criticism. You don’t have to paint a doom and gloom story every week. The Flower and Garden Festival is certainly one event I would love to travel out to Orlando to see one year.

  • thebear

    That 1st monorail picture is my favorite! Great job. I wish I was taking more pictures like that when I visited.

  • TCadillac

    That Fantasia topiary display is so so awesome. Great report!!

  • While the Food and Wine Festival is my favorite time of year to visit Epcot, the Flower and Garden Festival is the most beautiful time to visit. And now that they’ve added Food and Wine style booths to the mix, it’s rapidly catching up.

    Beautiful photos of this wonderful event!!!

  • ScottG

    We’ve been to EPCOT a couple of times during the flower and garden festival. It’s incredible!
    If your wondering when to go, this is a great time because not only is the park at its best, it’s seldom crowded as well.

  • yoyoflamingo

    It was nice to see a lot of this in person as they were setting them up a few weeks ago…thank for the stunning pictures, as always!

  • animatronic

    Totally want to visit for the festival one year, too. It truly enhances the beauty of EPCOT.

  • tofubeast

    Beautiful pictures as per usual. Festival looks awesome again this year. Can’t wait to experience it later this Spring.