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Discover Lotus Blossoms at Epcot’s China Pavilion

posted on August 2nd, 2011 by Gene Duncan, Photographer, Walt Disney World Resort


The allure of the lotus blossom dates back thousands of years and has since been embraced by many cultures. In China, the lotus blossom is associated with longevity, purity and spiritual enlightenment. Once a source of food, the nearly all-edible blossoms have evolved to nourish our spirits as well as our bodies. They have long been sources of inspiration, bringing beauty and light from the murkiness beneath them.

Lotus Blossoms at Epcot's China Pavilion

The lotus is a member of the water lily family and as I discovered this morning, the water garden that frames the Temple of Heaven in the China Pavilion at Epcot is ablaze with color from these delicate plants. The blooms last only three days before the petals fall, one by one into the water. The Horticulture specialist who maintains this stunning garden said she could not remember the lotus blossoms ever being more beautiful.

Lotus Blossoms at Epcot's China Pavilion

In Buddhist lore, the pink lotus ranks “supreme.” The two images I made this morning show the amazing transformation of a pink lotus. I hope you agree that these blooms are truly exquisite.

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Andrew on August 2nd, 2011 at 12:51 pm

As a landscape architect I am always amazed by the beautiful gardens around the Parks. The cast members do a great job using all of the flowers, shrubs, and trees to inspire guests. Thanks for posting the photos!

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Dale from MD on August 2nd, 2011 at 1:08 pm

We have used Disney as inspiration in our yard. All of the resorts and parks have some beautiful landscaping, hands-down though, World Showcase is the most beautiful.

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