I am knocked out ~~ thanks so much for showing that. I watched it twice in succession -- first with the sound off, next with the narration.
Too true that it's hard to pick a favorite, although I absolutely adore the bare orchard in the snow and the shot of that very formal garden.
The winner is kind of a cheat, though, as it's a nature photo, not a garden one by any of the criteria listed. It is stunning, but I almost felt as though the judges opted out of choosing a winning garden photo by picking it.
Just looked at this extravaganza of beauty again. It's been over three years since the last time, so it was all delightfully new to me. Reading down the replies on this page, I was surprised to see that my favorites this time were the same as last time. I'm so consistent!