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Discover the Charm of Botanical Roses: Nature's Wild Beauties

Botanical roses, also known as wild roses, are a fascinating and essential addition to any garden. These extremely strong plants require little maintenance, but richly reward the gardener with their beautiful flowers and attractive rose hips. The history of the botanical rose is as rich and varied as the species themselves, with roots dating back well before modern horticulture.

The Origin of the Botanical Rose

Botanical roses have their origins in wild nature, where they have thrived for centuries without human intervention. These rose varieties were often discovered between the 17th and 19th centuries, during a period when botanists and plant collectors explored the world in search of new varieties. Many of these roses were brought to Europe, where they formed the basis for the development of today's garden roses.

Wild Roses in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, botanical roses have a special place in garden culture. Over the centuries, different species have been introduced from all over the world, creating a rich diversity of wild roses in Dutch gardens. These roses are loved not only for their natural beauty and simplicity, but also for their historical value and the role they play in the local ecosystem.

Characteristics of Botanical Roses

Botanical roses are distinguished by their simple but striking flowers, which often bloom only once a year. After the flowering period, these roses produce attractive rose hips, which are not only decorative but also a food source for wildlife. These roses are ideal for creating natural hedges, wild gardens and for attracting bees and butterflies.

Why Choose Botanical Roses?

  • Low Maintenance: Botanical roses require little care, making them ideal for gardeners looking for beautiful, yet low-maintenance plants.
  • Historical Value: Many botanical roses have a rich history and add an element of heritage to the garden.
  • Biodiversity: These roses contribute to biodiversity in the garden by attracting bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.
  • Aesthetic appeal: With their beautiful flowers and decorative rose hips, botanical roses are a feast for the eyes in any season.

At Belle Epoque we appreciate the unique beauty and heritage of botanical roses. Our range includes a carefully selected collection of these wild beauties, delivered directly from our nursery. Discover our collection of botanical roses and be inspired by the timeless charm of these natural wonders. Add a piece of wild nature to your garden with a botanical rose from Belle Epoque.