2014 Flower & Garden Festival
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Great American Gardeners Plant New Ideas for Guests at 15th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
PBS's Roger Swain Opens Series March 19 and 20
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Roger Swain, long-time host of PBS's "The Victory Garden," kicks off the Great American Gardener series March 19 and 20 during the 15th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Swain, known for his trademark red suspenders, appears twice daily at the new Garden Town festival center in Future World East next to Universe of Energy.
The Great American Gardener series, which continues each Friday-Sunday through June 1, is presented in partnership with the American Horticultural Society. Some of the most respected gardeners and nature experts in the country reveal tips and share entertaining stories during the presentations open to all Epcot guests at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Scheduled to appear:
Roger Swain (March 19-20): Gardening Bright from the Start -- "The Victory Garden" veteran celebrates gardening with an eye-catching, mouth-watering, planet-saving discussion of America's favorite hobby.
(a.k.a. joe gardener) (March 21-23): Green Gardening -- Joe
helps gardening aficionados find new ways to "go green" and
connect with the earth using practical information and environmentally
Zachos (March 28-30): Prehistoric Planting -- Zachos shows
you how to plant a dinosaur garden -- the perfect playground for kids
of all ages and dinosaurs, too!
Bovshow (April 4-6): 'Out of the Box' Garden Design -- TV host and
garden designer Bovshow gives "out of the box" ideas on artistic
design, elevating common landscape elements like fences and garden beds
to art status.
Restuccio (April 11-13): Get Fit Through Gardening -- Based
on his Get Fit Through Gardening book, Restuccio shares how to reduce
back strain and muscle soreness and transform gardening into a lifelong
fitness and wellness program.
Martin (April 18-20): Garden Secrets and Stewardship -- Well-known
author and TV guest on PBS's "Cultivating Life," Martin shares
secrets from the country's top "green" experts and shows how
to bring gardens with a past into the future.
Rushing (April 25-27): Slow Gardening -- Renowned horticulturist,
NPR host and author of award-winning Passalong Plants, Rushing shares
practical tips for all-year beauty using tough shrubs, flowers, herbs
and even "designer" vegetables grown in containers and flower
(May 2-4): Whole Garden Foods -- Florida garden writer, media personality
and extension agent Tom MacCubbin shares how to make your landscape pay
its way by growing foods you can put on the table.
Western (May 9-11): Plants and Perfume -- Guerlain perfume expert
Raymond Western offers insights into the history of fragrances and explores
the relationship between plants and perfume.
Bowden (May 16-18): Maximizing Weekend Gardening -- Gardening expert,
author and director of lush Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Bowden discusses
plants with unusual textures, habits and colors for weekend fun with the
Myers (May 23-25): Saving Space -- TV host and nationally known gardening
expert Myers shares simple, creative ideas for packing a lot of garden
into a small space or creating an intimate garden within a large lot.
Discover tips and techniques for designing and maintaining year-round
gardens from ground to roofline.
(May 31-June 1): Integrating Nature Inside and Out -- Author of First
A Garden and Beyond the Windowsill, Carloftis offers insightful tips to
integrate plants and nature in every aspect of life -- from interior spaces
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is included with regular Epcot admission.