Okay, let's face it. Epcot gets a bad rap for being the "boring" Disney theme park. If you're into gardens, however, it's definitely worth a visit! In Future World the landscaping is actually the most modern part, light years ahead of some supposedly futuristic attractions.The massed plantings of bromeliads and other architectural plants were out of this world, and nothing beats the sight of blooming jacarandas against Spaceship Earth.
Here are some other garden scenes from Future World in Epcot. I really dug their plant choices... how about you?
|Rivers of Duranta and Agapanthus beneath crepe myrtles... such a beautiful sight|
|Alcantarea bromeliads en masse in front of Spaceship Earth|
|An Aechmea "Blue Tango" planted in swathes of Liriope and Alocasia.|
|A gorgeous cassia tree in bloom|
|Some of the modernist plantings reminded me of Roberto Burle Marx's work.|
|Jacaranda blooming in front of Spaceship Earth|
Stay tuned for the next stop on the honeymoon tour, the gardens of Epcot's World Showcase!