Amazing Gardens: Disney in Living Color

Our favorite Disney characters (masking as topiaries) spring to life along with 30 million colorful blooms and other fabulous sights during the annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida.

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Bear-y Good Time

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear from the Disney Pixar film Toy Story 3 strikes a pose in topiary form during the annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida.

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Sour Power

Disney's lovable \"sourpuss\" Donald Duck poses with the largest sour fruit grown at The Land pavilion at Epcot®, the \"Nine Pound Lemon.\" The fruits from these trees weigh approximately nine pounds and preserve all of the taste of the smaller variety.

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Toy Story

Buzz Lightyear and Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear from the Disney Pixar film Toy Story 3 strike a pose in topiary form at annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida.

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Building Buzz

Disney horticulturists do some final snipping to ready Buzz Lightyear and Woody topiaries from the Disney Pixar Toy Story movies for the annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida.

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Whimsy in Flowers

Lovable Cogsworth joins other Beauty and the Beast topiaries at the annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida. Sixty tons of plant materials are used to create and define topiary features.

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Tail-Waggers

Lady and the Tramp add to the magnificent topiary display of more than 100 floral topiaries at the annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida.

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Farmers Mickey and Minnie

The annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse topiaries posing in an American Gothic parody.

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Bambi Meets Butterflies

Topiaries of Thumper, Bambi and Flower, the skunk, are right at home in Bambi's Butterfly House at the annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida.

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Pixie Power

Disney fairies in the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden are depicted as topiaries — living, growing plants — for guests at the annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida.

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Spirally Grown Lettuce

The Land pavilion at Epcot® showcases a new system of combining a \"film\" technique of nutrients with a spiral-shaped growing system to produce vertically grown lettuce. Once harvested, the lettuce will be served on salads at theme park restaurants.

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La Danse des Fleurs

Topiaries of Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip of the Disney film Sleeping Beauty dance among the flowers at the France pavilion during the annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida.

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Tomato Tree

The one-of-a-kind plant at The Land pavilion at Epcot® yields thousands of tomatoes at one time from a single vine. The plant has been recognized as a Guinness World Record Holder, with a harvest of more than 32,000 tomatoes and a total weight of 1,151.84 pounds.

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Mickey Melons

The Land pavilion at Epcot® has developed a process to grow Mickey Mouse-shaped watermelons by growing the young watermelons in special molds until the fruit forms the familiar shape.

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Blooms Aplenty

The Epcot® flower beds and landscape spring to life with 30 million colorful blooms during the annual Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida.

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