Keeler Gardens Tours the 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

A white washed wooden sign for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival showing Mickey Mouse in overalls and a farm hat carrying what appears to be a buschell of corn tulips and asperagas while pluto eagerly looks on under foot.

A white washed wooden sign for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival showing Mickey Mouse in overalls and a farm hat carrying what appears to be a buschell of corn tulips and asperagas while pluto eagerly looks on under foot.
Well I’ll be! It’s time to start planning for the 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!

Friday, March 6, – Friday, March 13, 2020

Join Keeler Gardens for a week at one of the most extraordinary flower and garden festivals in the country: The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World. This is not your typical flower and garden show, as it offers an unimaginable collection of gardens and experiences.  

Gina Iliopoulos, Keeler Gardens’ Chief Horticultural Specialist, has been attending the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival since 2012 when she was a national spokesperson as a Gardeniere. Since then, she has been gathering knowledge at the festival each year that we are delighted to share with you over one very special week. Let her guide you through the many gardens on display and all the magical details to truly connect you with the plants, people, and enchantment of this special event. 

As your hosts, Keeler Gardens will lead up to four guided tours during a portion of each day, with your late afternoons and evenings free to take advantage of all the “World” has to offer. Every stop will impart an appreciation for the many different displays, cultures, and hidden gems throughout the festival and beyond. You will be immersed in butterflies, visit the countries of the World Showcase, and explore Disney’s environmental commitment. We will also offer suggestions and tips for maximizing your enjoyment of Walt Disney World. 

Keeler Gardens has partnered with Vacation Village at Parkway in Kissimmee, and Michelle Buchecker at DreamFinder Travel, for wonderful accommodations and inclusive theme park tickets. Packages offer seven nights in a one-bedroom apartment-like unit (with kitchen, full bath, king bed, and laundry facilities) with the luxury of a pool, hot tub, and sun deck. And with just a 10-minute ride to the Walt Disney Resort property, you will have access to all four theme parks for your visit. 

Package includes:  

  • One-bedroom “apartment” for seven nights  
  • 7- day park ticket with park hopper, for each guest, to have the most flexibility (ages 10 and up)
  • Keeler Gardens knowledge, expertise, and personal attention as we guide you through this wonderful festival on multiple tours throughout the Festival* 
  • Welcome Reception and Packet 

Package price is $989 per person based on double occupancy ($1470 single occupancy).  

*Keeler Gardens tours are $200 per person, this fee is waived with the booking of accommodations at Vacation Village. 

Reserve your tour package through Keeler Gardens with a $350 non-refundable deposit due by September 15, 2019. Space is very limited and timing is of the essence. Final payment is due October 4, 2019. Contact Gina at Gina@KeelerGardens.com for reservations and if you have questions.   

Prices are subject to change until paid in full.  

Guests will be responsible for own airfare, transportation, and meals. There is limited daily transportation from the hotel to the Walt Disney World Resort. 

Garden Festival, Spring 2019

In the background, the Festival Blooms display at Epcot is spread across a strip of grass above a lagoon. The display is pink, magenta, red, orange and yellow, and is made in the shapes of stars, suns, and the Mickey Mouse logo. In the foreground, green hosta leaves edged with contrasting white are mixed in with dianthus, little hot pink flowers with fringed petals clustered at the ends of long, thin stalks.

Keeler Gardens Visits the 2019 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival

In the background, the Festival Blooms display at Epcot is spread across a strip of grass above a lagoon. The display is pink, magenta, red, orange and yellow, and is made in the shapes of stars, suns, and the Mickey Mouse logo. In the foreground, green hosta leaves edged with contrasting white are mixed in with dianthus, little hot pink flowers with fringed petals clustered at the ends of long, thin stalks.
Festival Blooms Display

Saturday, May 4, 2019, through Saturday, May 11, 2019

UPDATE JANUARY 28, 2019: LIMITED SPACES STILL AVAILABLE…

Join Keeler Gardens for a week at one of the most extraordinary flower and garden festivals in the country: the Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World! This isn’t your typical flower and garden show. It offers an unimaginable collection of gardens, themes, and interactions, and we’re incredibly excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our community. Keeler Gardens has been attending the Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival for many years, gathering knowledge that we will now be sharing with you over one very special week. Let us guide you through the many gardens on display, allowing us to educate you on all the magical details that will truly connect you with the plants and people of this enchanting special event.
In the center of the picture, a white peacock butterfly with spread wings rests on a cluster of spiky, light orange and dark red milkweed flowers. The butterfly is a pale brown with three dark brown spots on each wing and several rows of rusty orange and dark brown stripes around the wavy edges of the wings.
Butterfly on Milkweed
As your hosts, Keeler Gardens will be at your disposal for guided tours during a portion of each day, with your late afternoons and evenings free to take advantage of all Disney has to offer. Every stop will impart an appreciation for the many different displays, cultures, and hidden gems throughout the festival and beyond. We will immerse you in butterflies, visit each country in the World Showcase, and explore Disney’s environmental commitment. We will also offer suggestions and tips for maximizing your enjoyment of Walt Disney World. Keeler Gardens has partnered with Vacation Village at Parkway in Kissimmee and Michelle Buchecker at DreamFinder Travel for an excellent offer on accommodations and theme park tickets. Stay in an apartment-like unit with a full kitchen, bath, king bed, and laundry facilities, just a 10-minute ride from Walt Disney Resort property. Along with the comfort of these unique rooms, you will have the luxury of a pool, hot tub, and sun deck.

Tour Details

Package includes:

▪ One-bedroom unit for seven nights

▪ 7-day pass with Park Hopper, to offer the most flexibility (ages 10 and up)

▪ Keeler Gardens knowledge, expertise, and our personal attention as we guide you through your festival experience

▪ Welcome Reception

▪ Keeler Gardens Tour Kit

Package price is $965 per person, based on double occupancy.

In one section of the Terracotta Garden at the 2016 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Italian terracotta pots overflow with blooms. In the front pot is white sweet alyssum and light pink New Guinea impatiens. In the pots just behind are tall blue and purple stalks of blooming salvia mixed with bright red dianthus, and far in the back hot pink New Guinea impatiens and two-tone pink geraniums. Along the bottom of the picture are more stalks of salvia, and deep blue petunias.
The Terra Cotta Garden
To reserve your package through Keeler Gardens, contact Gina at Gina@KeelerGardens.com. A nonrefundable deposit of $250 will be due upon booking to confirm your accommodations. Final payment will be due within one month of booking. Prices are subject to change until paid in full. Guests will be responsible for their own airfare, transportation, and meals. There is limited daily transportation available from the hotel to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any questions about the packages, options, or the festival please contact Gina at Gina@KeelerGardens.com.

Keeler Gardens, Spring 2016

Late last week we did a live stream feed of the spring show here in the front garden at Keeler Gardens.  We also filmed a video of the back garden, which is more a preview of what’s to come this summer.  Take a look at the videos and we will post some images soon.