This week, Disney have released some more information about the special event coming up as part of the horticultural festival. All of the events are part of Epcot admission although seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

  • 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. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 15, popular experts from HGTV will take over, beginning with Genevieve Gorder  March 4-6 on the topic “The Art of Sculpting Space.”
  • 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 Designers’ Stage
    Presentations daily at noon and 3 p.m.
    March 2-3: “Butterflies & Beyond” — Jaret C. Daniels
    March 4-6: “The Art of Sculpting Space” — Genevieve Gorder
    March 7-10: “Passalong Plants” — Felder Rushing
    March 11-13: “Design It Yourself: Easy-to-follow Tips for Designing Your Favorite Rooms” — Lisa LaPorta
    March 14-17: “Grow Great Grub” — Gayla Trail
    March 18-20: “The 5 DIY Secrets That Can Transform Any Space” — Kim Myles
    March 21-24: “10 Heirloom Plants You Should Be Growing” / “New & Exciting Plants for Every Garden” — Danielle Sherry
    March 25-27: “Mobile Gardens” — Brian Patrick Flynn
    March 28-31: “Secrets of the Garden Revealed & More Plants For Free” — Ken Druse
    April 1-3: “Adding Value to Your Home without Breaking the Bank” — Taniya Nayak
    April 4-7: “Four Season Garden & Proven Combinations” — Erica Glasener
    April 8-10: “Life, Love and Landscaping” — Ahmed Hassan
    April 11-14: “Container Gardening: From Dirt to Design & The Secret to Combining Plants” — Steve Aitken
    April 15-17: “Gardening with Kids: Fun Seed Starting Projects” — Patti Moreno
    April 18-21: “Year-round Garden-tainment” — Melinda Myers
    April 22-24: “Creative, Back-to-Basics Style for All Things Natural and Decorative” — Michele Beschen
    April 25-28: “Herbal Blends from Around the World” — Susan Belsinger & Tina Marie Wilcox
    April 29-May 1: “The Design Process: Curb Appeal Projects from Concept to Construction” — John Gidding
    May 2-5: “The Small-Budget Gardener” — Maureen Gilmer
    May 6-8: “Beautiful on a Budget: High Style, Low Cost Secrets to Bringing Indoor Styling Outside” — Frank Fontana
    May 9-12: “Slow Gardening” — Felder Rushing
    May 13-15: “Top Design Trends Made Affordable and Accessible” — Vern Yip

    Greenhouse Stage
    Presentations daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    March 4-6: “Groceries from the Garden” — Robert Bowden
    March 10-13: “Gardening for all Generations” — Brenda Sandberg & Scott Hulett
    March 17-20: “Gardening in Miniature” — Joseph Rainey
    March 24-27: “Helpful Mower & Small Equipment Tips” — Scott Franklin
    March 31-April 3: “Tropical Edibles” — Jarrod Stewart
    April 7-10: “Fun Holiday Projects” — Doug Benedict
    April 15-17: “Gardening Challenges” — Tom MacCubbin
    April 21-24: “Seed, Sow & Grow” — Ed Buhler
    April 28-May 1: “Inspiring Patio Designs” — Allison Brooks
    May 6-8: “Mastery & Mind in Living Flowers” — Ricardo Bansho Carrasco
    May 12-15: “A to Z on Herbs” — Tracy Fischer

    By Adam

    Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

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