Drumroll - Alexandra Farms Announcing the Winners of the 5th 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.

By: THURSD. | 09-09-2022 | 2 min read
Photography Roses
Header Winners Garden Rose Design Contest 2022 Alexandra Farms on Thursd

Alexandra Farms has great news! They 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.

See the Winners of the 2022 Garden Rose Design Contest

All 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 public chose the Readers’ Choice Award winners through an anonymous online vote.


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The Winners - The 'Wedding Work' Category

The 1st place in Wedding Work went to Katya Hutter from Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has used twelve varieties of David Austin Wedding Roses, and her design and photos were mind-blowing.


Winning Design Photo Katya Hutter for Garden Rose Design Contest 2022 on Thursd
Photographer: Sandra Von Riekhoff
Design: @katyahutterfloraldesign


The 2nd place in this category is for Samantha Fitzgerald, Smithfield, VA, USA.

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

2nd place Samantha Fitzgerald @songbirdfloralstudioAward Garden Rose Design Contest 2022 on Thursd
Photographer: Cat Deline
Design: @songbirdfloralstudio

The 3rd place is for Galina Serebriakova, Bogotá, Colombia.

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

3rd place Wedding Design Galina Serebriakova for Garden Rose Design Contest 2022 on Thursd
Photographer: Katerina Ponik
Design: @blumflorals


And Readers' choice for Justine Chapura, Fort Worth, TX, USA.


Readers Choice Award Garden Rose Design Contest 2022 on Thursd
Photographer: Ashlea Snell
Design: @justinesflowers


The Winners - The 'Everyday Design' Category

Garden Roses are not to miss in everyday designs. Alexandra Farms included this style of design in the competition.

The 1st place goes to Elizabeth Miller, Houston, TX, USA. Garden rose varieties Rose Princess Miyuki and Rose Juliet (Ausjameson) are shining in this gorgeous composition.

Winning Design Photo Elizabeth Miller @thepetalerfloralco for Garden Rose Design Contest 2022 on Thursd
Photographer: Elizabeth Miller
Design: @thepetalerfloralco

The 2nd place goes to Janelle Gerestein, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Garden rose varieties Rose Keira (Ausboxer) and Spray Rose Sola are the beauties here.


2nd place Janelle Gerestein for Garden Rose Design Contest 2022 on Thursd
Photographer: Castaño Films
Design: @flowersbyjanie


The 3rd place is for Wendy Mercer, Spotsylvania, VA, USA.

With garden rose variety Rose Mariatheresia she made this awesome design.


3rd place Wendy Mercer @gatheringsbymercer for Garden Rose Design Contest on Thursd
Photographer: Lindsey Snavely
Design: @gatheringsbymercer


And the Readers' choice for everyday design went to Dolores Vlad, Highland Park, IL, USA.

She worked with Rose Precious Moments...


Readers Choice Dolores Vladfor for Every Day Design Garden Rose Design Contest 2022 on Thursd
Photographer: Dolores Vlad
Design: @luminousblooms

Prizes & 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).




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