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Announcing the Winners of our 2023 Garden Rose Design Contest!

We are excited to reveal the winners of our sixth annual Garden Rose Design Contest! Entries were accepted in two categories: Wedding Work and Everyday Design, and hundreds of entries were submitted by designers from around the world. We are grateful to all the participants!

The Winners

Wedding Work category

1st place: Taylor Doyle; The Floral Eclectic; Dallas, Texas, United States

Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Alabaster and Darcey (Auschariot)

Photographer: Opal & Onyx Photography


2nd place: Nancy Zimmerman; Fancy Florals By Nancy; Fairbury, Illinois, United States

Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Tess (Ausyacht), Darcey (Auschariot), Capability (Ausapply), Miranda (Ausimmon) and Princess Fairy Kiss Pink Spr

Photographer: Kristin Darling

3rd place: Janelle Gerestein; Flowers by Janie; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Miyabi and Quicksand

Photographer: Justine Milton

Readers' Choice: Cole Buys; CB Design; Cullman, Alabama, United States

Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Café Latte, Loli Spr, Princess Maya, Quicksand and Golden Mustard

Photographer: Kristen Thomison Photo


Everyday Design category

1st place: Alexa Howe; Lilly and Iris; Midville, Utah, United States

Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Beatrice (Auslevity), Café Latte, Sahara Sensation, Symbol, Westminster Abbey and Pink Piano

Photographer: Hannah Howe

2nd place: Amanda Rodgers; Bouquet Atlanta; Hiram, Georgia, United States

Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Miyabi, Miyabi Brown, Princess Maya and Wedding Rosever Spr

Photographer: Amanda Rodgers


3rd place: Susanne Slade Kelly; Stone's Throw Floral; Houston, Texas, United States

Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Leonora (Auswagsy), Tsumugi, Café Latte and Sahara Sensation Spr

Photographer: Susanne Slade Kelly

Readers' Choice: Katherine Taylor; Jubilee Flowers; Fairhope, Alabama, United States

Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Princess Aiko and Pink O'Hara

Photographer: Emily Songer



Prizes and Judges

In each category, the first-place winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to Alexandra Farms. Second-place winners will receive 500 stems of garden roses and $500; third-place and Readers' Choice winners will receive 250 stems of garden roses and $250.

Judges were Jose R. Azout, president of Alexandra Farms; Holly Heider Chapple, educator and owner of Holly Chapple Flowers and Hope Flower Farm and the founder of Chapel Designers; the team at David Austin Roses; and Jules Lewis Gibson, president and creative director of Florists' Review Media Group. Designs were evaluated on several criteria, including how the garden roses were used, photo quality, and overall design aesthetic and composition. Judging was conducted anonymously, independently and confidentially. The Readers' Choice Award winners were chosen in an anonymous and public online vote.

1 comentario


Sandy Ahlberg
Sandy Ahlberg
28 sept 2023

These are amazing. It was hard to choose for the Reader's choice. All very beautiful and stunning.

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