Style, Decor & More: Epcot's HGTV International Flower & Garden Festival in Bloom & Galleria Palms Hotel Stay!

Epcot's HGTV International Flower & Garden Festival in Bloom & Galleria Palms Hotel Stay!

On my recent mini-vacation trip to Orlando, everything was in bloom at Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival! Disney character topiaries are on display along with floral versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck starring in a celebratory cookout scene in living topiary color. Mickey fires up the grill while Pluto swipes a link of hot dogs and Minnie chills out on a colorful blanket of blossoms. 
Topiary Mickey and his floral team welcome you at the entrance to Epcot!
Romance is in bloom as Cinderella and the Prince dance the day and night away!

Tea anyone?

Beauty and the Beast
Lady and the Tramp!

Tinkerbelle twinkles in the sun!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
Throughout the 75-day garden party, you will discover festival surprises around every corner including new topiary triumphs, a butterfly bounty, whimsical children’s play areas, HGTV celebrity designers, daily hands-on gardening seminars and a Festival Center packed with events that offer innovative ideas, gardening know-how and design tips. On weekends, top Flower Power rockers of the 1960s and ’70s will perform. Every Friday through Sunday, HGTV design celebrities will host Festival Center seminars.

In all, more than 100 topiaries, 240 floating mini-gardens, dozens of flower towers and sweeping beds of multi-colored blooms add floral splendor to the park landscape. 

Our Hotel Stay at Galleria Palms!

My husband and I stayed at Galleria Palms Hotel. It was our third stay at this clean and comfortable hotel where the location to Disney World and the price are unbeatable!  

Hubby and I are not the only ones who love Galleria Palms. It is listed as one of the top 25 hotels out of 162 hotels in Kissimmee! Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning which includes eggs, sausage, muffins, fruit, and more. The hotel manager, Lindsay, is the sweetest and insures that each guest has a comfortable stay. The kind folks working the front desk are eager to help as well. Nightly rates range from $69 and up! 






Why would you stay anywhere else? The location is fantastic and the pictures speak for themselves.

Should you decide to stay at Galleria Palms, please drop me a note and let me know how you enjoyed your stay!


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61 comments :

  1. The topiaries are beautiful! I usually don't go to Epcot, but now I plan too. The hotel looks like a great place to stay. Thanks!

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  2. Brenda White MyersApril 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    What beautiful pictures, I've never been there before I'd love to go and take my gkids looks like so much fun

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  3. would love to go there with my family we would love it so much and treasure the memories

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  4. I would really love to go there with my grand kids it would be so much fun

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  5. The pictures are so amazing. I can not wait for my first visit :)

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  6. YAAY!!! Thinking of going here for our honeymoon!! :D :D :D

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  7. Beautiful pictures I never had the honor of visiting disdney when my kids were little could not afford it my daughter mother-in-law took her and the 3 kids last year and they were in love with the place

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  8. Hotel looks great, & the pictures are beautiful .

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  9. That looks like a wonderful place to be! Loved looking at your pictures!

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  10. Your photos make me jealous, I love the purple teapot!

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  11. Wow what a colorful, beautiful place. It would be amazing to go to such a wonderful place.

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  12. Wow, how beautiful are all those flowers! It's incredible how they got everything right down to that Twinings tea bag string correct! I would love to visit Epcot; I've been to Disney World but never made it to Epcot. The photos are just so bright and lovely; makes me want a Disney vacation right away! Thanks for sharing! Looks like your hotel room was quite comfortable as well.

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  13. The topiaries are so beautiful and detailed. It looked like a lovely trip.

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  14. The Galleria Palms room you stayed in looks spacious. I can't imagine the gardening expertise the gardners at Disney have. Everything looks perfect. They must be checking those gardens 24/7. Beautiful. Disney is such a magical place. So happy you had a good time.

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  15. Everything is so beautiful, hotels look amazing! I have never been but would love to take my kids! Looks like you had a wonderful time! :)

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  16. Rebecca Xavier: The topiaries look very realistic and beautiful. Your review of the hotel made me want to check out their website.

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  17. <3 the teapot topiary!!

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  18. Love Disney!!

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  19. Been a long time since I have been there!! I want to go back!!

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  20. would love to take grandkids the love Disney they would think i,m the best MeMe ever thanks

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  21. I have always loved Disney.. even at my old age

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  22. These are great pictures. Such talent at Disney always. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love that hotel room. It looks so nice!

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  24. wow i went as a child and you truly dont see the beauty that i see in your photos now as an adult

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  25. I would love to go visit epcot!!!

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  26. I have never been able to go.. your pics make me want to jump on the plane and take the kids there ASAP. So beautiful! looks like a great time! thanks for the pics and info, I am just that more enthused to make it a fam trip soon!!

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  27. Beautiful pictures. I would love to go there.

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  28. I live in Florida and would love to see this. I did not know they were cool looking.

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  29. Makes me smile to see it again - thanks for sharing

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  30. You had me @ the Teapot & then I saw Lady's ears......, Great photos!

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  31. One of these days we'll have some great family vacations- this is on our list :)

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  32. OMG love to have one of these flower sculpture in my yard!!

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  33. What can I say except WOW, these are beautiful, a lot of hard work had to go into this.

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  34. Those are beautiful! Love the Tinker Bell :)

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  35. How cool are those pictures!! I like it. HsGlory@gmail.com

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  36. If there's one time of year I would like to go to Disney, it's during the garden show. I love plants and there is no place that does it better.

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  37. Being able to take the family to Disney would definitely be a trip of a lifetime!

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  38. Danielle Davis/GradyApril 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Im jealous! Awesome pictures! Wish i could afford to go! :)
    Suchaproudmama @ yahoo.com

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  39. wow, only at Disney will you see such detail as this...love it.

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  40. I am jealous!! I think that one of the most beautiful things to see would be flowers! And seeing such care being put into the Disney exhibits must have been amazing! Plus your room looks so comfy :)

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  41. Gorgeous! My sister visited Disney for the first time last year and can't wait to go back! I loved the teapot...so beautiful!

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  42. So jealous!! The topiaries are breathtaking!! So much hard work were put into those and they definitely paid off!! <3

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  43. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing them with us. My family and I are crossing fingers to finally take our boys there for the first time next year.

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  44. I love the Beauty and the Beast topiary. I am hoping I can save up enough money to take my daughter to Disneyland or Disneyworld this year. #keepingmyfingerscrossed

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  45. would love to be able to go sometime

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  46. Visited there with my family 14 years ago and have been wanting to go back. The topiaries are wonderful - thanks for the pictures.

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  47. Love the pictures it looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  48. I will be going to Epcot sometime this year!!

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  49. Nancy, your pics are amazing. I hope one day to visit Disney World. It really is the happiest place on earth. Thx for sharing.

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  50. wow, great pics....this looks like a great room. Have to tell my husband. he and my daughter will be visiting family down there maybe in June

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  51. I have never been to Disneyworld or Epcot, for that matter, and these pictures make me want to go there someday. It looks awesome and I hope to go someday.

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  52. I was never able to take my kids on vacation and although they are grown and I have a grandson, this place would make up for all the missed vacations from their childhood.

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  53. Wow, those flower pictures are amazing! I could make a whole album of them alone! :)

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  54. Great photos, especially the flower ones. I could make an album alone of just those! :D

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