Skipper Adam

Published: November 7, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Oh forgive my typo and incomplete sentence, all mighty grammar gods! I used spell check... but still not bad for a guy with dyslexia.
Manny Rodriguez

Published: November 7, 2011 at 9:40 AM

I have been to the flower and garden at epcot it is the most beutiful thing in the world so I suggest you go to it cause it only comes once a year I think they should have a chalk festival like they do in sarsota with Disney cartoons other such things
Dominick D

Published: November 7, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Tonight I'll be uploading the Cinderella Castle lighting from last night. Hope you enjoy it! ;)
Amanda Jenkins
Writer

Published: November 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM

I am always amazed at the plant life at Disney World. Having grown up out in the country and knowing the difficulty of trying to get trees, crops, and flowers to grow; I have a strong respect for the horticulturists at Disney. Great article Skipper!
166.137.10.68

Published: November 7, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Wow what a cool thing to think about. I've never really thought about the gardens like that but now I wool appreciate them so much more.
Dominick D

Published: November 7, 2011 at 8:44 PM

You Tube won't accept my video. I'll try tomorrow ;)
122.57.180.150

Published: November 7, 2011 at 11:22 PM

After visiting Disneyland we were inspired and came home and worked on making our garden more beautiful, but could never get the same fantastic effect of Disney Gardens, and of course all the upkeep to keep the garden looking that way! Good on you Disney Gardeners!
Skipper Adam

Published: November 8, 2011 at 11:05 AM

There is a gardening book by the Disney Horticulterist, that's where I got some of the facts from. It not only talks about the Disney gardens, but how you can replicate their techniques. It's a great read, and is full of wonderful images.
Tim Hillman

Published: November 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Great article, Skipper Adam!

So often on this site, we focus on the rides at Disney parks and forget about all of the other aspects that go into creating the theme park experience (the landscaping, the music, the maintenance, the great customer service; to name a few). Disney does an awesome job with the plants and the landscaping.

Every time I go to a Disney park, I see something that I wish that I could incorporate into the landscaping in my yard. Now that I know that there's a book out there, I just might be able to put thoses wishes into effect.

Skipper Adam

Published: November 8, 2011 at 11:50 AM

The books title is Secrets of Disney's Glorious Gardens. The ISBN is 0786855552-5.

I have a collection of 40 books on Disney covering about every aspect. Feel free to ask me book questions. Or Castmember questions.

Brandon Mendoza

Published: November 8, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Nice article! Btw, does anyone know what the park does with the plants they remove for the Holidays?
Skipper Adam

Published: November 8, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Disney does several things. If it is a good healthy plant, they keep in greenhouses. If the plant doesn't look like worth keeping they usually compost it. Plants that are indoors, at resorts and such, usually end up being sold to Cast Members after their prime.

Disney is both cheap and green, so nothing is really thrown out. At the worst, just sold.