Alexandra Farms launches its 2019

“Garden Rose Design Contest” 

On the heels of its resoundingly successful inaugural “Garden Rose Design Contest” in 2018, Alexandra Farms – the world’s preeminent grower of garden roses – is excited to announce the launch of its second annual competition.

The 2019 contest, which kicked off on Feb. 1, is open to designers around the world*, and the entry deadline is June 30, so get your creative juices flowing. March is the perfect month to register for the contest and to start planning your wedding and everyday designs featuring garden roses.
Here are more details.

Entering the Contest
  • There are two categories in this year’s contest – WEDDING BOUQUET and EVERYDAY DESIGN – and designers may create a floral design for either or both.
  • Designers must register for the contest online at The first 100 registrants will receive 48 FREE stems of garden roses from Alexandra Farms, so we encourage you to register soon!
  • Designers must submit their entries online by June 30. The link at which registrants can submit their entries will be sent via email when they register to enter the contest.
  • Designers may submit up to three entries per category.
  • Garden roses must be prominent in each design, but designers may also include other flowers, including filler/accent flowers and foliages.
  • Designers must provide variety names of the garden roses they use in their designs. (Roses do not need to be grown by Alexandra Farms).
Design by Jody Costello Photo by Heather Saunders
Design by Alison Baughman Photo by Astray Photography
Design by Ekaterina Kazakova Photo by Kayla Barker
Design by Mary Dann Photo by Cynthia Bendle, One-12 Photography
  • Four spectacular prizes will be awarded in each design category (WEDDING BOUQUET and EVERYDAY DESIGN) FIRST PLACE (in each category).
  • All-expenses-paid trip for two to Alexandra Farms in Bogotá, Colombia (or the monetary equivalent) SECOND PLACE (in each category)
  • 1,000 stems of garden roses THIRD PLACE (in each category)
  • 500 stems of garden roses READERS’ CHOICE AWARD (in each category)
  • 1,000 stems of garden roses (The winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards will be determined by a public online vote.)
  • All eight winning designs will be featured in the October 2019 issue of Florists’ Review.

Evaluating your entries will be four imminently qualified floral industry experts – nothing but the best for this contest!

Jose R. Azout President of Alexandra Farms
David J.C. Austin David Austin Roses
Tomas De Bruyne International floral designer and educator
David Coake Florists’ Review editorial director

More Information

To get all the rules and regulations about the contest, visit