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    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

    Download the winning photos here: https://we.tl/t-KM2tYEyygK

    Wedding Work category

    1st place: Katya Hutter, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Garden rose varieties: 12 David Austin Wedding Roses varieties
    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

    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.

     ABOUT ALEXANDRA FARMS

    Alexandra Farms is a fresh-cut flower grower located high in the Andes mountains of Colombia. Since 2005 we’ve been growing many unique and in-demand varieties with special shapes, colors and fragrances, and long vase life. We are the world’s largest grower of fresh-cut garden roses. Our award-winning flowers are available year-round through wholesalers across the world.

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