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    We are proud to announce the winners of our fourth annual Garden Rose Design Contest! Submissions were accepted in two categories: Wedding Work and Everyday Design, and hundreds of entries were submitted by designers from 22 countries around the world.

    Despite the many challenges within the floral industry and the world at large over the past year, the creative minds in our industry kept doing what they do best — designing unique, beautiful work and inspiring us all. We loved seeing the spirit and personality of each designer come through in this year’s winning entries.

    The Winners

    Download the winning photos here:

    Wedding Work

    First Place – Dennis Kneepkens, DK – Dennis Kneepkens, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
    Garden rose varieties used: Princess Midori (Green) and Patience (Auspastor)
    Photographer: Maryn Haertel

    Second Place – Nancy Zimmerman, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Fairbury, Ill., USA
    Garden rose varieties used: Capability (Ausapply) and Miranda (Ausimmon)
    Photographer: Rebekah Albaugh Photography

    Third Place – Amanda Rodgers, Bouquet Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga., USA
    Garden rose varieties used: Francis Meilland, Evelyn (Aussaucer), Princess Charlene of Monaco and Love Song
    Photographer: Michelle Scott Photography

    Readers’ Choice Award – Ana Vivas, Aniska Creations, Miami, Fla., USA
    Garden rose varieties used: Tsumugi and Miyabi
    Photographer: Natasha Arceu Photography

    Everyday Design

    First Place – Trini Mai, Long Beach, Calif., USA
    Garden rose varieties: Kiss Me Kate, The Alnwick (Ausgrab), Evelyn (Aussaucer), Jayne Austin (Ausbreak), Tranquility (Ausnoble), Desdemona (Auskindling) and Distant Drum
    Photographer: Trini Mai

    Second Place – Ksenia Shestakova, D&K Flowers House, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
    Garden rose varieties used: Juliet (Ausjameson) and Amnesia
    Photographer: D&K Flowers House

    Third Place – Brenna Quan, AIFD, CFD, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Garden rose variety used: Pink Xpression
    Photographer: Brenna Quan

    Readers’ Choice – Katherine Taylor, Jubilee Flowers, Fairhope, Ala., USA
    Garden rose varieties used: Romantic Antike and Keira (Ausboxer)
    Photographer: Lacey McLaughlin Photography

    Judges and Prizes

    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.

    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. The third place winners will receive 500 stems of garden roses.




    Alexandra Farms, located high in the Andes mountains of Colombia, is the world’s largest grower of fresh-cut garden roses. Since 2005 we’ve been dedicated to producing flowers with the best appearance and performance possible. Our collections include many unique and popular varieties with special shapes, colors and fragrances. Our long-lasting, award-winning garden roses are available year-round through

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