Alexandra Farms is excited to reveal the winners of their sixth annual Garden Rose Design Contest! To make a choice between so many fantastic entries has to be very difficult. But the judges did it and these are the winning photographs.
See the Winners of the 2023 Garden Rose Design Contest
The good news is from Alexandra Farms! The results of their sixth annual Garden Rose Design Contest are being proudly announced. Designers from all around the world submitted hundreds of entries in the two categories of wedding work and everyday design that were up for submission.
The Winners in The 'Wedding Work' Category
The 1st place goes to Taylor Doyle from The Floral Eclectic; Dallas, Texas, United States. Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties that shine in this amazing arrangement: Alabaster and Darcey (Auschariot)
The 2nd place goes to Nancy Zimmerman from Fancy Florals By Nancy; Fairbury, Illinois, United States. With Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Tess (Ausyacht), Darcey (Auschariot), Capability (Ausapply), Miranda (Ausimmon), and Princess Fairy Kiss Pink Spr.
The Winners in The 'Everyday Design' Category
This edition's first place goes to Alexa Howe of Lilly and Iris; Midville, Utah, United States. The garden rose varieties that were used were Beatrice (Auslevity), Café Latte, Spray Rose Sahara Sensation, Symbol, Westminster Abbey, and Pink Piano.
The 2nd place goes to Amanda Rodgers of Bouquet Atlanta; Hiram, Georgia, United States. With Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Miyabi, Miyabi Brown, Princess Maya, and Spray Rose Wedding Rosever.
The 3rd place was won by Susanne Slade Kelly of Stone's Throw Floral; Houston, Texas, United States. With an amazing design with garden rose varieties: Leonora (Auswagsy), Tsumugi, Café Latte, and Spray Rose Sahara Sensation.
And last, but not least, the Readers' Choice price goes to Katherine Taylor of Jubilee Flowers; Fairhope, Alabama, United States with Alexandra Farms garden rose varieties: Princess Aiko and Pink O'Hara.
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.
About Alexandra Farms
Alexandra Farms, located high in the Andes mountains of Colombia, is a boutique grower of fresh-cut flowers. Their collections include more than seventy unique and popular varieties with special shapes, colors, and fragrances. Since 2005, they've been dedicated to producing varieties with the best appearance and performance possible while keeping up with demand and trends. Alexandra Farms is certified through Florverde Sustainable Flowers and One Carbon World. Their long-lasting, award-winning flowers are available year-round through floral wholesalers around the world.