Photos: 2014 Ag Show Rose Exhibit Winners

April 29, 2014

The 2014 Agricultural Exhibition wrapped up this past weekend, leaving a long list of compelling exhibits in its wake, including the many beautiful flowers put on display in the show’s Rose Division.

The best of that exhibit has been announced, with winners chosen in 10 individual categories ranging from “Best in Show” to “Best Modern Rose.”

From left to right – Mrs. Antionette Cannonier, Premier Craig Cannonier, Peter Carpenter, head judge of exhibition, Governor George Ferguson:


Diana Antonition’s “Prosperity,” a hybrid musk, won the Peter Carpenter Trophy for Best in Show and the Bermuda Rose Society Challenge Bowl for Best Modern Rose. Ms. Antonition also won the Hazel Steel Memorial Trophy for Best Bloom Progression and the Betty Ball Challenge for Most Points in Classes B, C, D, and E.



“Homere,” a tea rose grown by Peter Holmes, won the Bermuda Rose Society Trophy for Best Old Garden Rose.


Homere tea rose

Peter Holmes also won the Bill Mercer Award for “Portuguese Rambler,” a Bermuda Mystery rose. Additionally, Mr. Holmes won the Aberfeldy Trophy for Most Points in Modern Roses and the Mary-Jean Mitchell Green Trophy for Highest Points in Roses [Adult].

Portuguese Rambler:

Portuguese Rambler

Additional winners included Charlie Law and Evan Davis, who won the Hilda Aiken Memorial Trophy for Most Points Juniors in OGR, and Mingo Cook for Best Bouquet.

Accentuating the exhibit were display roses donated by Mr. Peter Green in memory of his wife Mary-Jean Mitchell Green, who was an avid gardener and winner of numerous awards for her various plants, including her roses. Rose number 1178 was officially named after her.

Mary-Jean Mitchell Green01

Mary-Jean Mitchell Green02

Mary-Jean Mitchell Green03

Mary-Jean Mitchell Green04

The full list of winners in the rose categories is as follows:

  • Aberfeldy Trophy [Most Points in Modern Roses] – Peter Holmes
  • BRS Challenge Bowl [Best Modern Rose] – Diana Antonition for Prosperity
  • BRS Trophy [Best Old Garden Rose] – Peter Holmes for Homere
  • Bill Mercer Trophy [Best Mystery Rose] – Peter Holmes for Portuguese Rambler
  • Betty Ball Challenge [Most Points classes B C D and E] – Diana Antonition
  • Hilda Aiken Memorial Trophy [Most Points Juniors in OGR] – Charlie Law and Evan Davis
  • Exhibition Trophy [Best Bouquet] – Mingo Cook
  • Mary-Jean Mitchell Green Trophy [Adult – Highest Points in Roses] – Peter Holmes
  • Hazel Steel Memorial Trophy [Best Bloom Progression] – Diana Antonition
  • Peter Carpenter Trophy [Best in Show] – Diana Antonition for Prosperity

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