Last week, the traffic around the Disney area was unbelievable. It is a combination of an already busy area plus the massive influx of people here on Spring Break. J sat in this traffic attempting to make it to class so long that he missed his class sitting in the traffic. He called and asked me if I wanted to meet him at Epcot for The International Flower And Garden Festival.
As pass holders, we go to the festival every year. I am always blown away by the beauty and creativity that Disney puts into the displays.
This is the entrance to the butterfly tent. I love that they do this every year, it is a great way to mix some educational information (life stages of a butterfly) with beautiful flowers.
My favorite “ride” at Epcot is Living With The Land. I love to look at the different plants in the greenhouses and never tire of the cheesy animatronic land displays. There is a backstage tour that takes your through the greenhouses called Behind The Seeds Tour but the times are limited and we always miss it. Not this time.
Our tour guide is an advanced intern who is studying horticulture.
J plus two little kids on the tour were allowed to introduce lady bugs onto this plant.
Hydroponic lettuce and an Epcot spotting across the way.
A grape tomato tree with boat riders from The Land ride in the background.
The guide told us that the strawberries were the only plants that they do not start from seed. Central Florida is pretty famous for its strawberry production, starter plants are in great supply.
The one plant we were allowed to touch. It’s called a Sensitive Plant and the leaves fold in when you touch it. This protects it from high winds.
The tour lasted about an hour and was well worth the $18 or so dollars. I highly recommend it if you are in Epcot.
They do different variations of this every year. I love the changes in color, so beautiful.
It was a wonderful and relaxing day that took my mind off of the job searching. Plus, it gave me an excuse to whip out my DSLR and practice a little of what I have learned reading photography books.
If you are in Central Florida from March 7th through May 20th, I highly recommend attending the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.