HGTV Presenters and Personalities at the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival


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I have always wanted to vista the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival so I have been doing some research about the event.  The festival happens in March -mid May and showcases Disney inspired topiaries, outdoor kitchens, the Flower Power Concert series, and the HGTV Designer Stage.

In my blog post today I am going to focus on the HGTV and DIY Network personalities.  Their presentations are located on the Designer Stage in Future World.

Vern Yip: March 7 to 9, 2014
He is an award-winning architectural and interior designer who gained national acclaim for his expertise in transforming homes and restaurants.  he will kick off the Designers Stage presentations at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Chris Lambton: March 14 to 16, 2014
While he caught America’s eye when competing on The Bachelorette, Chris has always had a passion for landscaping.  He will show you tips on creating perfect spaces for entertaining and relaxing
 Matt Blashaw: March 21 to 23, 2014 
Matt is a versatile handyman and more from DIY Network and HGTV.  If you’re thinking about starting a do-it-yourself project, listen along to Matt’s advice at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, and then go for it!
Matt Muenster: March 28 to 30, 2014 
 Matt Muenster,  Host Bath Crashers

Matt has app red on Blog Cabin as well as Bath Crashers, and gets an adrenaline rush each time he transforms a boring bathroom into a fantastic retreat.  See Matt showcase his fervor for high-end interior design during this year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Taniya Nayak: April 4 to 6, 2014
Taniya Nayak of HGTV's House Hunters on Vacation.
  Get some tips to help sell your home—and make top dollar too—from HGTV’s Taniya Nayak.  Discover all this fun-loving, creative designer has to offer at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival as she shares her experiences with Guests like you.
Amy Matthews: April 11 to 13, 2014 
Roll up your sleeves with the host of HGTV’s Renovation Raiders before tackling your next big project. Having previously hosted DIY Network’s This New House, Bathroom RenovationsBlog Cabin and Sweat Equity, she’s definitely become a master of remodeling—and she’s lethal with a sledgehammer to boot!
 John Gidding: April 18 to 20, 2014 
From residential and institutional architecture to landscape and urban design, john’s expertise eventually led him to a television career—including a role as lead designer on HGTV’s Curb Appeal.  Born in Istanbul and educated at Yale and Harvard, John has always enjoyed practicing his love of design on a global level.
David Bromstad: April 25 to 27, 2014
david-bromstadDavid has shared his knowledge on such shows as HGTV’s Color SplashHGTV’d and The White Room Challenge.  Known for his endless energy and out-of-the-box thinking, David began as a design student before moving on to create awe-inspiring work on many platforms, including custom art, furniture building and interior design.
 Chip Wade: May 2 to 4, 2014 
  Chip Wade
Chip is a creative carpenter has gone on to start his own design and construction firm, in addition to appearing on HGTV’s Designed to Sell and Curb Appeal.  Get ready for your next remodel or home addition with help from Chip Wade of HGTV’s Elbow Room.
Genevieve Gorder: May 9 to 11, 2014
Genevieve first began her career with freelance work around the globe before moving on to the award-winning Duffy Design studio in New York. Since then, she’s gone on to showcase her craft for multiple publications and television programs, including as a judge on HGTV Design Star.
Alison Victoria: May 16 to 18, 2014
Give your kitchen a makeover with a few tips from the mind behind DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers.  From designing a fabulous room for a client to discovering décor for her own home collection, Alison Victoria is always on the hunt in stores across America.

Click here to learn more about the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival Presented by HGTV.

Are you going to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival? Who are you excited to see on the Designer Stage? If I was going I would want to see Genevieve, I love her style and I’ve watched her on HGTV.

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  1. It’s a good thing we don’t still have cable at our house, or we’d be pretty much glued to HGTV and I’d be very dissatisfied with my house! LOL The only two on your list that I’m familiar with are Vern and Genevieve, both formerly from Trading Spaces (I loved that show!) Who would you most be looking forward to seeing?

  2. I never knew that so many HGTV personalities were there or some of their varied backgrounds. How cool. I like Chris Lambton. From Bachelor to Landscaper.

  3. I love HGTV! Can’t wait to check out Chip Wade when I am at Epcot in May! 🙂 Thanks for the information!

  4. I used to love to watch Genevieve and Vern on Trading Spaces! I recognized him right as soon as I saw him! 🙂 This sounds so cool! Someday, I’m going to get to Disney during this time…someday.

  5. I love HGTV and watch all the time. I would love to meet any of them!! Do you have a favortie?

  6. Looks like an amazing line up! Like Heidi, I am only familiar with Vern and Genevieve.
    Do you have a presenter that you would just love to see added to the line up one year?

  7. I love that they offer these workshops with the experts. I wasn’t too familiar with the one that was there this weekend so we didn’t attend. I would have liked Vern or Genevieve as well.

  8. Super cool article Dawn! I know I am familiar with Genevieve and I think I know Taniya Nayak… is she from Restaurant Impossible.. remakes the Rest. decor for Robert Irvine?

  9. I would love to see Genevieve or Vern! Love them both! Are these guests staggered so you can see all in one day or do you have to choose because 2 are going on at the same time?

  10. I’d love to see Chris Lambton’s presentation – I’ve been wanting to do *something* with our tiny back patio area for years!

  11. Wow, what a great lineup of presenters! Amy Matthews is a great renovation person, I would love to hear her talk in person — and see if I could convince her to work on our house! Do you have a favorite that you would want to hear?

  12. I agree Dawn, this really is such a talented line-up. We just missed Vern Yip, which is unfortunate; I bet he would have had some great tips for my husband’s restaurant! I guess I need to start tuning in to HGTV!

  13. It’s so great to have access to such talented people during your Disney vacation!! I loved Vern Yip back when he was on TLC so I’d love to see him during the festival

  14. Oh I would have loved to see Vern Yipp or Genevieve! I adored them from Trading Spaces!

  15. I haven’t attended any of the workshops yet, but I’d really like to! I know I could learn a ton from any one of them!

  16. I think that would be pretty cool to see some of the HGTV folks – I go through phases where that and Food Network are all I watch, so I’m familiar with a bunch of them. Very cool opportunities.

  17. roemottola says:

    I’ve sort of become an HGTV addict lately! Since purchasing my house last year, I went from 0 interest to watching 24/7. The last time I was at the Flower and Garden Festival I was an uninterested single girl. 🙂 Do you happen to know if they do this each year, or if the HGTV guests are specific to this year’s event?
    Rosanne @ The Disney Point


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