Orlando, Florida

Disneys Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

March 7 – May 20. Nobody does topiaries like Disney and this year you’ll find over 75 Disney character topiaries among the over 100 topiaries scattered throughout Epcot. What’s interesting is that with Disney, each character has its own internal irrigation system, so the right amount of water goes to the plants on the different parts. Gardeners need only turn the control panel knob labeled “legs and shoes” and those plants get just what they need. Other activities: Disney horticulturists will share gardening tips and lead guests in a hands-on, take-home activity. The Great American Gardeners series features gardening celebrities and authors from across the country. [ info ]