The Complete Guide to Topiaries and Where to Find Them at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Pluto Topiary

I’m normally all about the culinary experiences at Walt Disney World festivals. I’ve already written an in-depth post on the Outdoor Kitchens at the 2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

This year 23 character topiaries take residence in various parts of the Epcot theme park.

Don’t miss any of the living sculptures created by Disney horticulturists.

I know you’re going to want to take full advantage of your day at the Festival so I have put together a photo tour of sorts with all of the topiaries, where to find them and the best strategy to deploy to make sure you get Instagram worthy snaps of them all.

Welcome Spring Fun, Food and Flowers!

Location: Main Entrance

Hard to miss this one. ¬†It’s the very first installment you see once you enter the gates of the themepark.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Topiaries

Figment

Location: Behind Spaceship Earth

As you make your way past the giant white geodesic dome, you will discover that perfect little spark of imagination that accompanied the Dreamfinder for so many years.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Figment Topiary

Once you’ve captured Figment you’re going to head towards the Fountain of Nations and make a hard left towards Future World East.

Stitch

Location: Future World East in Front of MouseGear

This was a hard one for me to find. The official Garden Passport has Stitch listed only as being present in Future World East. Be sure to look for him before you enter into Future World East or you may be doing a bit of hunting like I did.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Stitch Topiary

Fab Five

Location: Future World East in Front of the Wonders of Life Pavilion

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto are perfectly poised in front of The Festival Center. This pavilion is located in between the Universe of Energy and Mission: Space.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Topiary

Buzz Lightyear

Location: Future World East in Front of Mission: Space

Snap a picture of Pixar’s most famous space ranger and then take a stroll past the splash pad, Test Track and the back ¬†entrance into MouseGear.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Buzz Lightyear Topiary

Lightning McQueen & Cruz

Location: Road to the Florida 500

In between Test Track, MouseGear and the floating planters in Future World East are two of the characters from the upcoming Pixar animated feature film Cars 3.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Cruz Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Lightning McQueen Topiary

Phineas and Ferb

Location: Future World East Walkway Into World Showcase

Now would be as good a time as any to grab a pic of Phineas and Ferb who are actually on display year round…but this is a complete list.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Phineas and Ferb Topiary

Farmer’s Market Stand

Location: Walkway from Future World to World Showcase

After leaving Phineas and Ferb, look back toward Spaceship Earth to locate the Farmer’s Market Stand. On one side you will find Donald Duck with his three nephews and on the other side, a unique photo opp that allows you to stand inside a topiary garden with Chip and Dale.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Chip and Dale Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Donald Duck Topiary

Fantasia

Location: Future World West Near Imagination

Take a walk through the Butterfly Garden and when you reach the other side you will find a scene from Fantasia. Hippos, Ostriches, Sorcerer Mickey and his broom sticks.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Fantasia Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Fantasia Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Fantasia Topiary

Bambi and Friends

Location: Canada

Bambi, Thumper and Flower the skunk are waiting for you at the Canada pavilion. Be sure to wander the walkway in front of Le Cellier which has one of the best displays for Flower and Garden besides Italy IMO.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Bambi Topiary

Winnie the Pooh and Friends

Location: Between Canada and the UK

Here you will find Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and of course Eeyore.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Winnie the Pooh Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Winnie the Pooh Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Eeyore Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Tigger Topiary

Peter Pan and Tinker Bell

Location: UK

You’re going to have to set your sights towards the sky to find one of these two.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Peter Pan Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Tinker Bell Topiary

Beauty and the Beast

Location: France

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Beauty and the Beast Topiary

Toy Story’s Woody

Location: The American Adventure

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Sheriff Woody Topiary

Lady and the Tramp

Location: Italy

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Lady and the tramp topiaries

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Location: Germany

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Snow White Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Snow White Topiary

Simba and Friends

Location: Outpost Between Germany and China

Rafiki holds Simba high into the air on your right while Pumba & Timon are set along the shores of World Showcase Lagoon on your left.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Lion King Topiary

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Lion King Topiary

Bromeliad Dragon

Location: China

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Dragon Topiary

Pandas

Location: China Across from the Lotus House Outdoor Kitchen

While the playing panda topiaries are not new to the festival this year. DisneyNature’s “Born in China” panda documentary hits theaters on Earth Day 2017.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Panda Topiary

Troll

Location: Norway

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Troll Topiary

Anna and Elsa

Location: Norway

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Frozen Topiary

The Three Caballeros

Location: Mexico and Close to the Odyssey

Fun fact: Donald Duck is the character that has the most topiary appearances with a total of three. (The Three Caballeros, Farmer’s Market Stand & Fab Five)

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Three Caballeros Topiary

Butterflies

Location: Showcase Plaza and Outside Club Cool

So the butterflies can be found in two different spots… in between Mexico and Canada as well as near the Butterfly Garden and Club Cool.

Disney's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Butterfly Topiary

Catch all these Topiaries at Epcot through May 29th.

To see some of the Outdoor Kitchen menu offerings, jump to this post next – Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Food and Photos