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Beautiful Images of Red Roses in Wales

Updated on September 6, 2014

Beautiful free images of red roses for personal and/or commercial use

I am ever so fortunate that my parents live in a florally abundant area of Mid-Wales. On every corner of every street, your eyes are graced with the sight of picture perfect Welsh gardens, overflowing with flowers of every shape, size and colour.One of the most common flowers is, of course, the delicate red rose. Peek behind an old stone wall, and you'll see a red rose clambering its way into every nook and cranny in a fight to find the light. Gaze downwards into a flowery patch and see the royal red rose as the proud centrepiece to the display. Wherever you turn, a red rose will greet you with its irresistible charm.On this page, you will find a series of beautiful red rose images I have taken during my two month stay in Wales. These roses, with their simple beauty, tell the story of this country's love for gardening and all things flower-related. Please feel free to use these red rose photos as you please, for either personal or commercial use. All I request is that you source and link back to this page.

Let's take a walk along the seashore in Mid-Wales...

Taking a stroll past Jean's garden... - Beautiful pictures of roses planted by an avid 85 year old garden

Jean's garden next door

Jean has been my mum and dad's neighbour in Wales for the past four years. An avid gardener even at the age of 85, you will often see her outside, gently pruning her roses, watering her daisies, and even mowing her lawn with the energy of a teenager. I always say to myself that it must be the fresh sea air that keeps her so youthful.In this picture, you can see her red roses flanked by her friendly-looking daisies. I love the contrast between the stark white of the daisies and the blood red quality of the roses.

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An interesting fact about red roses

Red roses have had great significance in human societies for thousands of years. The earliest record of red roses being cultivated and appreciated is in ancient Greek, Chinese, Roman and even Egyptian writings. It is said that, for instance, the Roman Emperor Nero would honour his guests by showering them in so many rose petals that some would nearly suffocate.

Turn the corner and find a treasure... - The second red rose encounter on our walk along the seashore

These cheery red roses are the property of the grand-looking bed and breakfast you see off in the distance. This specimen is one of many planted along the cobblestone wall that separates the hotel grounds from the main road.I love how these roses seem to be straining their prickled necks towards the sunshine that has long been absent from these parts. However, without the heavy rain that Wales receives every year, the plants would not be so luscious and healthy as they are now.

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Did you know that red roses are the preferred flower of 80% of Americans according to statistics? With this statistic is mind, it is not in the least bit surprising that there are so many wonderful red rose posters available for purchase on Amazon! Have a look through this beautiful selection to see which one would fit your room best.

A simple garden made beautiful by a perfect rose... - The most beautiful red rose picture in my personal collection

I never knew that perfection could exist in nature, but this splendid red rose comes very close. One flower, already mature, has splayed petals that seem to fan out in a circular fashion, while the smallest bloom is curled up in characteristic rose fashion, just waiting to show itself to the world. I do not think I could have photographed this rose at a better moment. I can imagine that the owner of this rose plant must be very proud.

Now we turn away from the sea, down the main street... - Gardens abound with excellent photo opportunities

I am extremely happy with how this photo of red roses turned out. In the foreground, we have a gorgeous rose plant with fully-formed blooms and long graceful stems. In the background, we see a prime example of a Welsh garden, complete with a radial wooden patio, statues of various goddesses, a carefully arranged barrel of flowers, and an iron-rod bench to complete the composition.

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Another interesting fact about red roses

Red roses are one of the earliest forms of body perfume. Back in the Middle Ages, women would carry around bouquets of roses to disguise any unpleasant body odours they might have been emitting. If you had money to spend, you also might have put rose petals or rose oil in your bathwater. Even today, the rose is a popular perfume and body wash amongst women.

Even this red robin enjoys basking in the beauty of red roses! - Isn't he a cutie?

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Joyous red roses brightening up a grey cement wall - We're almost at the end of the main road...

The wonderful thing about roses, or any colourful flower for that matter, is that they can brighten up even the most dismal of properties. In my parent's town, there are unfortunately a number of dilapidated houses which, in any other country, wouldn't leave a positive impression on passersby. In Wales, however, the Welsh do any excellent job of compensating by producing absolutely stunning gardens. You hardly notice the cracked walls, uneven patio, and missing door hinge when there are vibrant red roses to be gazed at!

Red Rose Wall Decals - Another way of decorating your walls with red roses!

Heading to the mountain path... - Red roses that divide their houses from the Welsh mountains

In our town, there is a wonderful path which leads you alongside a field dotted with sheep and their young, the greenest grass you've ever seen, the peaceful Dysynni river inhabited by swans and ducks of all types, and of course, the rolling Welsh mountains, divided into sections by ancient stone walls, bramble and clumps of purple heather. As if to complement this gorgeous view, every house has a perfectly kept garden. In this area, there is no lack of hearty red roses, as you can see from the above photograph.

Here is the view the above rose sees every day. I'm rather jealous!

Heading home after a long walk... - The final red rose bush on our journey!

The neighbour on the other side of us also has a lovely red rose bush on display. Placed as if to guard the bush stands what looks to be a faithful stone dachshund. And I can understand why he wishes to guard the bush - after over an hour of walking, it has turned out to be one of the most beautiful examples of a rose bush in our area!

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Do you love red roses? - Did you enjoy these images of red roses?

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      dismassmara 20 months ago

      absltly gorgeous very beautiful wow! wot amazing.....!!!!!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 4 years ago from Albany New York

      Wow...beautiful and enjoyable lens. Congrats on Purple Star.

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      GardenIdeasHub LM 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed your pictures of red roses. Beautiful!You gave me a great idea to pop my roses next year by adding the white daisys. Wow! Was that amazing!

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      Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

      Great images of stunning red roses, thanks for sharing.

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      getstuffed 5 years ago

      yes we do have some nice roses in wales don't we

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      Spikey64 5 years ago

      Roses are a beautiful yet hardy addition to any garden. I think it's a great twist of nature that they can endure terrible weather conditions and still look superb when in flower. Your pictures are great you have got a great eye for photography.

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      Spikey64 5 years ago

      Roses are a beautiful yet hardy addition to any garden. I think it's a great twist of nature that they can endure terrible weather conditions and still look superb when in flower. Your pictures are great you have got a great eye for photography.

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      Prescriptiondrugrehab 5 years ago

      Yes I love red roses they are just beautiful and their color is intense. Pictures are great.

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      Find-Online 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures! I love red roses.

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      WinWriter 5 years ago

      Love your pictures! *Blessed *

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      AishwaryaTiwari1 5 years ago

      Beautiful Pictures indeed !

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      gradientcat 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos of red roses. We have red tea roses in our garden.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      It's too shady where I live, so no red roses. I have to enjoy them through your pictures. Lovely.

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      jmchaconne 5 years ago

      They are my favorite flower, great to enjoy while eating a scoop of Dark Belgian chocolate ice cream!

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      mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

      My mom loves roses. We had a big rose bush by our front porch called Big Ben. It produced the biggest red roses. It sadly got sick and had to be cut down but it's been replaced with another pretty rose bush.

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      Stacy Birch 5 years ago

      Very pretty, love the pictures.

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      Lovely pictures.

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      KokoTravel 5 years ago

      Indeed, they remind me of the red roses that climbed the side of my house as I was growing up. Seeing them through the kitchen window brightened many a morning for me.

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      EcoLogik 5 years ago

      These roses are so beautiful, and your lens so nice. Thanks for sharing.

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      Thankfultw 5 years ago

      These roses look so beautiful! What a nice lens. Thank you!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Blessings for this fantastic article with so many pretty red rose photos! I appreciate your generosity. :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Very stunning images. Blessed!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Very stunning images. Blessed!

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      CarmellaMaeDunkin 5 years ago

      Your rose pictures are absolulty BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your lens on red roses, thanks so much for sharing them freely!

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      BeadCatz 5 years ago

      What beautiful pictures and a great lens.

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      octopen 5 years ago

      Great lens, When we visit my family in Manorbier, (that's also in Wales) I am amazed by the beautiful fauna there. The roses in the ruined castle and its grounds are amazing! Interesting lens, thank you! I learnt loads about roses!

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      kgdunst 5 years ago

      I LOVE RED ROSES!! I married my man because of red roses :) well, one of the reasons why hehe

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      Yes I did, there are absolutely beautiful. This makes me want to go Wales. If I ever get the opportunity, I would be blessed for sure. Thank you for sharing:-)

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      sadgirlV 5 years ago

      Nice lens and pictures!

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      ApaceRentACar 5 years ago

      Beautiful Lens.pls check this out:

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      Wellman1 5 years ago

      Great lens .. Thanks for sharing...!

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      Those are really lovely red roses.

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      Heroear 5 years ago

      Beautiful rose.I love.

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      nicks44 5 years ago

      Just simply amazing, thanks a lot for sharing the pics (and giving permission for free usage to all of them)!

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      klopcic 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures you published here! Very nice lens.

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      nicolasbesch 5 years ago

      all pics are very Beautiful. I enjoyed it very much. :)

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      These roses are so beautiful

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      My parents have red roses, and I love them. Beautiful lens. I'm sending an Angel Blessing your way :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes where we lived before there was a load of wild briar roses they were not mine so I could not cut them down but I have loads of photos of them.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      I love the red roses with the daisies! Your neighbor has a beautiful garden, and you take gorgeous pictures. Blessed

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      Ardyn25 5 years ago

      Roses are amazing, I love them in all colors, but red is especially beautiful.

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      RestlessKnights 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. Beautiful pictures.

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      barun1990 5 years ago

      Awesome Photos..... Lovely Lens

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      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      Beautiful snaps! What a lovely lens!

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      Roses are without doubt my favourite flowers, especially if they are scented. I can almost smell the scent through your pictures. :)

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      yes, O like all have some lovely pictures

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      GeorgiaLorthen 5 years ago

      Great pictures

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Great pictures, that one with white flowers mix with red roses is my favorite. Angel Blessings!

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      So beautiful photography! Like you collection.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      You make me jealous with all these beautiful red roses. Nice lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yes, lovely roses..lovely lense.

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Beaytiful Photos-Angel Blessed

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Beaytiful Photos-Angel Blessed

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Beaytiful Photos-Angel Blessed

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      MayaIxchel 5 years ago

      Such beautiful photos!! I love roses and have a garden full of them. Living in 'the land of eternal spring' makes it easy to have them everywhere. Great lens!

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      naomiyoung 5 years ago

      I love roses and the pictures are very nice.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Thank you for publishing these beautiful photos. We have a few pink roses. And some white ones. And a couple of yellow roses. So we're certainly making progress.

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      Beautiful rose pictures. And love the robin...and Love Wales!!! I would love to go back again.

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      NoomaStar 5 years ago

      Magnificent pictures, you did an amazing job! Did you know that some rose petals contain cyanide?

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      nickybutler 5 years ago

      Stunning photos :)

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      Linda F Correa 5 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Lovely, lovely, l.ovely

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      Monica Ranstrom 5 years ago

      Really beautiful pictures! We live in California and we have white, red, yellow and orange roses.

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      David Stone 5 years ago from New York City

      Yes, and I enjoyed your sharing your walk with us.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      These are lovely photos. Congrats on the purple star, and there are many more to come I'm sure! Red is my favorite color and roses are my favorite I used this lens as a quest requirement with much pleasure. Thanks for sharing.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Congrats on your pruple star! Beautiful photography and well written lens.

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos!

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      Karnel 5 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      This is done so beautifully, I really enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing

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      Christine and Peter Broster 5 years ago from Tywyn Wales UK

      Stunning photos. Red roses are my favourite.

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      banapple 5 years ago

      Very beautiful pictures. I love roses.