/ Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Celebrities Appear Weekends at Festival Center from March 9 through May 20

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – HGTV brings novel design inspiration to the 19th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 7 through May 20 with its festival sponsorship that features weekend appearances by the network’s acclaimed designers and landscaping experts. The star-studded lineup includes John Gidding, Sabrina Soto, Jason Cameron, Camille Styles, Dan Faires, Brandon Johnson, Meg Caswell Holladay, Monica Pedersen, Antonio Ballatore, Carter Oosterhouse and Genevieve Gorder.

The country’s leading home and lifestyle television brand offers an addictive blend of design, decorating and landscaping inspiration to the enduring 75-day gardening extravaganza at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

At the Festival Center presented by HGTV, popular celebrity experts will appear twice daily each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, delivering valuable tips to Disney guests on topics that include “Designing for Curb Appeal” and “Working Makeover Magic for Desperate Landscapes.”

As part of the sponsorship, HGTV also will present the expansive Bambi’s Butterfly House along the Future World Imagination Walkway.  Inside this popular festival stop are hundreds of native butterflies and character topiaries from the timeless Disney classic film, “Bambi.”

 

The HGTV celebrity lineup includes:

John Gidding, Curb Appeal                                                      March 9-11

Designing for Curb Appeal

Sabrina Soto, The High Low Project                                     March 16-18

Decorating Design Tips, Tricks and Savvy Shopping Secrets

Jason Cameron, DIY Network’s                                              March 23-25

Desperate Landscapes and Man Caves

Working Makeover Magic for Desperate Landscapes

Camille Styles, Design Happens                                           March 30-April 1

Planning Garden Parties that Are Simple, but Not Your Garden Variety

Dan Faires, DanMade — HGTV.com                                    April 6-8

Planting with Terrarium, Vertical Gardens and Small Space Greenery

Brandon Johnson, My Yard Goes Disney                         April 13-15

Bringing Disney Inspiration and HGTV Design To Your Backyard

Meg Caswell Holladay, Meg’s Great Rooms & HGTV   April 20-22

Design Star Winner Season 6

Tips for Turning a Good Room into a Great Room

Monica Pedersen, designer/host Dream Home              April 27-29

And Designed to Sell

Make It Beautiful: Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home

Antonio Ballatore, The Antonio Treatment                     May 4-6

Design Outside of the Box: How to Personalize, Customize and Inspire

Carter Oosterhouse, Million Dollar Rooms                     May 11-13

10 Renovation Tips You Need to Know

Genevieve Gorder, HGTV Design Star and                      May 18-20

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Turning your Landscape Inside Out

 

In addition to its own celebrity stage appearances, HGTV will present the popular twice-daily Disney Gardening at Home series, where guests can join a workshop and take home projects ranging from hanging baskets to water garden features.

Also each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Flower Power concerts will rock the open-air America Gardens Theatre during evening concerts featuring popular acts like Chubby Checker & The Wildcats, The Guess Who and The Spinners.

More information about the 19th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is available by calling 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639) or by visiting disneyworld.com/flower.  The festival, including all gardening programs, presentations and exhibits, is included in regular Epcot admission.

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