Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

FNGLA's Garden: Backyard Play

The 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival promises to be another exceptional event and another exceptional opportunity for FNGLA to showcase the industry and Florida's gardening offerings to the expected attendance of over 2 million consumers. 2014 marks FNGLA's 16th year of participation as a festival partner.

>> Are you volunteering? Access the 2014 Volunteer Packet for all the facts, tips and details you'll need to make your day a success!

As an official festival partner, FNGLA will serve as the host organization to the returning theme of Children's Gardening focused on family gardening fun. The garden area is themed Backyard Play. The display sets a “backyard look and feel” and will incorprate a variety of fun gardening elements easily recreated by virtually any home gardener. This garden will literally have something for the kid in each of us; from passionate gardener to even those with the most minimal of gardening interests, there's interesting textures, colors and take-home ideas for gardeners of all ages.

FNGLA is seeking members and FNGLA certified professionals to serve as garden and performance trial area hosts and to assist park guests.

In the Garden...Starting opening day and then each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival: March 7 - May 18, 2014. Volunteers can pick from two different 3-hour shifts: noon - 3:00 p.m. or from 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

In the Performance Trial Area... Starting April 17 - May 18, 2014, each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is one volunteer time slot, 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

>> Yes, I'd like to serve as a 2014 Garden or Trial Area Host! Please provide your top choices of dates and times and we will coordinate a time for your service!

FNGLA's 2014 "Backyard Play" will be located directly off "the loop" of the international showcase between Morocco and France - the same premier site of the last several years of gardens. With the 2014 garden, FNGLA hopes to showcase plants as part of a sustainable lifestyle, and not simply as ornamental elements of a home. An estimated 2.4 million guests are expected to visit Epcot during the festival which includes several holidays. The FNGLA garden area is always a heavily attended garden area within the festival. FNGLA is delighted to partner with the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival to spotlight plants as an everyday enjoyment, a family-centered activity and part of the solution for our sustainability effort.

The 2014 Floriculture Field Days brings field trials for annuals, perennials and vegetative crops directly to consumers via the International Gateway area at Epcot. Park guests can read how plants get their start and see the latest varieities being trialed by top, participating national breeders. An industry-only conference takes place in conjunction with the trials. See more about the 2014 Floriculture Field Days conference.