Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Festival Center
The Festival Center at the 18th annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival presented by HGTV will be alive with expert-led seminars, demonstrations, discussions and Q&A sessions daily throughout the 75-day event that begins March 2 at Walt Disney World Resort.
Located next to Mission: Space in Future World at Epcot, the Festival Center showcases HGTV and HGTV.com celebrities on weekends and other experts -- including "Master Gardeners" from University of Florida, Walt Disney World Horticulturists and a mix of national and regional TV/radio personalities, authors and educators -- seven days a week. Here's what's happening:
- The HGTV Designers' Stage in the Festival Center features presentations daily at noon and 3 p.m. on a broad range of garden and design topics -- beginning with "Butterflies & Beyond" by entomologist Jaret Daniels on the opening two days of the festival.
- Meanwhile, at the Festival Center's Greenhouse Stage daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Disney Horticulturists, authors and educators will share tips and secrets guests can plant in their own garden. These limited-space sessions include interactive hands-on discoveries during which guests make something to take home.
- Experts from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) present Planting Pointers -- gardening ideas for everyone -- daily at 1 and 4 p.m. Guests also can Ask an Expert -- a UF/IFAS "Master Gardener" -- their gardening questions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
HGTV & DIY Designer Presentation Lineup
John Gidding, Curb Appeal - presenting March 9 - 11
"Designing for Curb Appeal"
New! Sabrina Soto, The HighLow Project - presenting March 16 - 18
"Decorating Design Tips, Tricks and Savvy Shopping Secrets"
New! Jason Cameron, DIY Network's Desperate Landscapes - presenting March 23 - 25
"Working Makeover Magic for Desperate Landscapes"
New! Camille Styles, HGTV.com, Design Happens - presenting March 30 - April 1
"Planning Garden Parties That are Simple, But Not Your Garden Variety"
New! Dan Faires, HGTV.com DanMade - presenting April 6 - 8
"Planning Your Planting with Terrarium, Vertical Gardens and Small Space Greenery"
New! Brandon Johnson, My Yard Goes Disney - presenting April 13 - 15
"Bringing Disney Inspiration and HGTV Design to Your Backyard"
New! Meg Caswell Holladay, Meg's Great Rooms - presenting April 20 - 22
"Tips for Turning a Good Room Into a Great Room!"
New! Monica Pedersen, HGTV Dream Home Tour 2012 - presenting April 27 - 29
"Make It Beautiful: Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home"
New! Antonio Ballatore, The Antonio Treatment - presenting May 4 - 6
"Design Outside of the Box: How to Personalize, Customize, and Inspire"
New! Carter Oosterhouse, Million Dollar Rooms - presenting May 11 -13
"10 Renovation Tips You Need to Know"
Genevieve Gorder, Dear Genevieve and HGTV Design Star - presenting May 18 - 20
"Turning Your Landscape Inside Out"
The presentations are included with Epcot admission, but seating is limited and on a first-come basis. Speakers, presentations and guests are subject to change without notice.