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Disney World Blossoms With Gardening Advice, Concerts

Walt Disney World will present its 16th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival from March 18-May 31. Epcot guests will explore gardening exhibits and activities including: The Great American Gardening Series - Gardening celebrities and authors from across the country will reveal their gardening secrets including "Ground Breakers" host Joe Washington and Shirley Bovshow of "Garden Police." Flower Power Concerts Performers include Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Davy Jones, Chubby Checker & The Wildcats, Tony Orlando, Jose Feliciano, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone and others.
Green Garden- Guests discover how anyone can create an environmentally friendly garden as they learn about low-water-use gardens, with native plants. Minnie's Magnificent Butterfly Garden - Hundreds of butterflies flit inside a walk-through screened enclosure that includes an exhibit showing how caterpillars form a chrysalis and emerge as butterflies. Disney Gardening at Home Presentations - Disney horticulturists will share gardening tips and lead guests in a hands-on, take-home activity every Friday-Sunday. Children can learn how to grow a pizza garden during "Kids Gardening-It's More Than Mud Pies" April 24-26. Epcot Gardens of the World Tour - For an in-depth exploration of Epcot's many different gardens, this tour is scheduled Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for the festival's duration. Guests get the inside scoop on World Showcase gardens that re-create landscapes from around the world, as well as tips for adding some landscape magic to their own gardens. For guests 16 and up, $59 plus Epcot admission. More information about the 16th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is available by calling 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639) or at disneyworld.com/flower.

Reporter Ted Jackovics can be reached at (813) 259-7817.

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