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Introducing the Winners of the 2022 Garden Rose Design Contest!

We are proud to announce the winners of our fifth 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 receive so many fantastic entries each year, and we want to thank everyone who participated. We look forward to seeing your designs in 2023!

The Winners - Wedding Work category

1st place: Katya Hutter, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


Garden rose varieties: 12 varieties of David Austin Wedding Roses

Photographer: Sandra Von Riekhoff

2nd place: Samantha Fitzgerald, Smithfield, VA, USA


Garden rose varieties: Juliet (Ausjameson), Keira (Ausboxer) and Quicksand

Photographer: Cat Deline

3rd place: Galina Serebriakova, Bogotá, Colombia


Garden rose varieties: Princess Hitomi, Just Peachy Spr and Bridal Piano

Photographer: Katerina Ponik

Readers' Choice: Justine Chapura, Fort Worth, TX, USA


Garden rose varieties: Leonora (Auswagsy) and Patience (Auspastor)

Photographer: Ashlea Snell

The Winners - Everyday Design category

1st place: Elizabeth Miller, Houston, TX, USA


Garden rose varieties: Princess Miyuki and Juliet (Ausjameson)

Photographer: Elizabeth Miller

2nd place: Janelle Gerestein, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Garden rose varieties: Keira (Ausboxer) and Sola Spr

Photographer: Castaño Films

3rd place: Wendy Mercer, Spotsylvania, VA, USA


Garden rose varieties: Mariatheresia

Photographer: Lindsey Snavely

Readers' Choice: Dolores Vlad, Highland Park, IL, USA


Garden rose varieties: Precious Moments

Photographer: Dolores Vlad

Prizes and Judges

In each category, the first-place winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to Alexandra Farms. Second place and Readers’ Choice winners will receive 1,000 stems of garden roses; third place winners will receive 500 stems of garden roses.

Judges were Jose R. Azout, president of Alexandra Farms; David J.C. Austin, managing director of David Austin Roses; and Holly Heider Chapple, owner of Holly Chapple Flowers and Hope Flower Farm and the founder of Chapel Designers.

Designs were evaluated on three criteria: how garden roses were used, photo quality and the overall design aesthetic and composition. Judging was conducted anonymously, independently and confidentially. The Readers’ Choice Award winners were chosen by the public through an anonymous online vote.


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