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Walt Disney World Resort Horticulture Fun Facts

Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming here at home and soon at the annual Epcot Flower and Garden Festiva
l which will be held this year from March 05 - May 18, 2014 , so let's talk horticulture today!

Well-trimmed trees and clean-cut lawns grace Walt Disney World Resort property year-round (not just during the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival but it’s no easy task. Take a look at these fun facts to get a better idea of the Disney magic that goes into making Walt Disney World Resort the best groomed place on earth:

  • Nearly 12 percent of Walt Disney World property — an area equivalent to nearly 3,000 football fields — is devoted to gardens and maintained landscapes. (That’s 4,000 acres worth of beauty.)

  • Each year the Walt Disney World Horticulture team plants 3 million bedding plants and annuals, and maintains millions of other plants including more than 4 million shrubs, 13,000 roses and more than 200 of the famous topiaries that have become synonymous with Disney Parks.

  • The “Liberty Oak,” which is the focal point of the Liberty Square area in Magic Kingdom park, is the proud parent of more than 500 young trees. They all started out as acorns harvested from the majestic oak.
  •  Horticulturists use 8,500 interior plants each year and add 6,000 trees to the exterior landscapes throughout Walt Disney World Resort . . . and they maintain some four million shrubs in landscapes.
If you are looking for some help in keeping your grounds green, head to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival to see one of the many sessions dedicated to helping you build a better garden.
Versailles comes to mind at the perfectly manicured parterre garden accented with geraniums at the France pavilion in the World Showcase during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

Source: Disney Parks 
Images: ©Disney

What is your favorite part of the Flower & Garden Festival?

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