Star Designers Bring Fresh Ideas to HGTV Stage During 19th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

    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, 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 Desperate Landscapes and Man Caves
    March 23-25
    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 —
    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, Meg’s Great Rooms& HGTV Design Star Winner Season 6
    April 20-22
    Tips for Turning a Good Room into a Great Room

    Monica Pedersen, designer/host Dream Home And Designed to Sell
    April 27-29
    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 Dear Genevieve
    May 18-20
    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 The festival, including all gardening programs, presentations and exhibits, is included in regular Epcot admission.

    About HGTV

    HGTV, America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, is one of cable’s top-rated networks and is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households. HGTV’s website,, is the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 4 million unique visitors per month. The HGTV HOMEconsumerproducts line currently includes exclusive offerings of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products. The HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication, is published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.