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[18 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Flower & Garden Festival Events Continue at Epcot

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the 20th Annual Flower & Garden Festival there’s still about a month left before the festival ends on May 19. This means there’s still time to experience the gardens, topiaries, food booths and other events.
The Flower Power Concert Series continues each weekend through the end of the festival. The upcoming concerts are: the Village People (April 19-21), The Orchestra featuring former members of ELO and ELO II (April 26-28), Tommy Roe (May 3-5), Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone (May 10-12), and Starship …

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[18 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
20th Annual International Flower and Garden Festival Underway at Epcot

Gardeners and Foodies alike have plenty to smile about, as the 20th Annual International Flower and Garden Festival got underway recently. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the Festival and take in all the sights, sounds, and yes, flavors of the 2013 event. There’s plenty to show you, so let’s get going!
Introducing Garden Marketplaces!
While there are always new and interesting things to anticipate every year at the Festival, 2013 is an even bigger deal. Epcot leadership wanted to do something big to mark the twentieth anniversary, and they …

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[28 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Announces HGTV Lineup

With only a few short weeks to go, Disney has released the full lineup of HGTV personalities coming to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
While there are some returning favorites to Disney’s popular festival, there will also be several new faces on hand to give their expert DIY tips and tricks to festival-goers. The complete lineup includes:

March 8-10 – Chris Lambton, Going Yard
March 15-17 – Chris Grundy, DIY Network’s Cool Tools
March 22-24 – Egypt Sherrod, host of Property Virgins
March 29-31 – Brandon Johnson, My Yard Goes Disney
April 5-7 – Meg …

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[14 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Could Acquire Scripps Networks Interactive

On Monday, Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet reported that The Walt Disney Co. could be interested in acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive, the network responsible for Food Network, HGTV, Travel and DIY channels.
While Disney offers plenty of offerings for all types of consumers, with the end of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Disney seems to be lacking in programming for the female demographic. By acquiring Scripps Networks, Disney could boost their existing cable audience by at least 50%, according to the Citigroup analyst.
Scripps has actually become aquainted with Disney before, when their HGTV channel …

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[11 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
HGTV and Disney Collaborate to Create ‘Frankenweenie’ Inspired Garden at Comic-Con International

HGTV and Disney have collaborated to create a garden inspired by Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which will be on display at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA.
The Electrifying Garden will transform the 3,500 square-foot Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter lawn and will be open for visitors between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. The garden will showcase more than 20 dark plants amid low-lying fog, tombstones and other odd elements to fit with the pet cemetery theme.
Guests who enter the garden will feel transported to the New Holland Pet Cemetery, a key …

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[5 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Epcot Food and Wine Festival to Host HGTV Stars Again in 2012

A long-time fixture of Epcot’s springtime International Flower and Garden Festival, HGTV personalities began making appearances at the International Food and Wine Festival in 2011.  Today, word comes via Disney Food Blog that stars of the popular do-it-yourself channel will be returning for the 2012 event as well.
Stars, including Casey Noble of Design on a Dime and Meg Caswell of Meg’s Great Rooms will by joined by the winner of Design Star and others for weekend appearances throughout the Festival, which runs from September 28 through November 12.  The schedule …

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[29 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival is a ‘Fantasia’ For the Senses

Gardeners and Lovers of Springtime, rejoice!  Just as foodies find pleasure and giddiness in Epcot’s annual feast for the senses, the Food and Wine Festival, so do armchair horticulturalists find a paradise of inspiration every spring, as the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, presented by HGTV, rolls around for another glorious installment.
The gardening team at Walt Disney World work tirelessly to bring the annual event to life, which runs this year from March 7 through May 20.  Visitors to the popular park will find more than 75 topiaries, celebrating …

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[5 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Video: Sneak Peek at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, which starts March 7 and runs through March 20, will feature many unique exhibits and events this year.
For example, the festival will feature the largest-ever Disney topiary (Sorcerer Mickey,) as well as a new Haiti: Garden of Many Colors display, located in the World Showcase. Visitors will also be able to attend various weekend presentations from HGTV hosts and designers, as well as enjoy live entertainment during the Flower Power concert series.
Kids will be able to enjoy the fun and festivities of the …

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[16 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces HGTV Stars, Flower Power Concert Schedule for 2012 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Walt Disney World’s Epcot is gearing up for its annual International Flower and Garden Festival this spring, and more details are being announced for those who will be at the park to enjoy the festivities. The festival, which runs this year from March 7-May 20, 2012, includes elaborate character topiaries, activities and demonstrations, unique gardens that highlight different countries in World Showcase, and more.
This year, Disney will once again be partnering with HGTV to bring special demonstrations and presentations to guests. Throughout the festival, stars of HGTV shows will be …

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[10 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
HGTV Announces Casting Call for ‘My Yard Goes Disney’ Season Two

If your yard is in need of a makeover, and you are a Disney fan, then listen up:  HGTV’s popular makeover show, “My Yard Goes Disney,” will be back for season two, and HGTV and Disney are working together to let you know how you might get in on the magic.
Go to HGTV.com/MyYardGoesDisney to learn all about how you and your family can be featured on the show, and win a makeover for your yard that is Disney-inspired!  Host Brandon Johnson shares these tips for making a video entry that …