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rose alchemy

She’s an exquisite bloom cultivator and a captivating speaker on the magic of rose horticulture. Born to world-renowned rose grower, Ludwig Taschner, Anja has grown up living, breathing and cultivating the best smelling roses of South Africa. A first-hand witness to the true inspirational, healing and transformative power held in the perfect bloom, this, for Anja, is a lifetime’s love affair. With her dedication to quality, along with her expertise in simply effective growing techniques, decades of experience have made her a master of her craft.

Creating Human Connection through Fragrance

Anja is a unique rose expert specializing in luxury blooms spanning multiple industries. Her artistic and entrepreneurial flare has seen her develop a number of interesting rose-centered projects. Having grown up on a rose farm, Anja’s love of cultivating eco-friendly roses is a pursuit of passion and deep love. Step into her world and become enveloped in the magic of these powerfully transformative blooms. 

As director at Ludwig’s Roses  in South Africa, Anja has now expanded her reach to serve the American market with quality, haut-couture gardening artifacts and the most fragrant roses, bred to the highest caliber. 

A graduate of the University of South Africa, Anja’s focus on the research and development of the high art of rose cultivation has led her to work under Joseph Orard of Orard Roses in France and Tom Carruth of Weeks Roses in the USA, as well as working on her family-owned rose farm for 13 years.

To begin your journey into the delight and wonder of the world’s finest roses… …contact Anja today.

Speaking Engagements

Discover the wonder of roses, fragrance, human olfactory and connection through the eyes of an artisan whose life has been an exquisite journey surrounded by the delicate petals and vibrancy of the best smelling roses. Anja is available for keynote presentations on her horticulture and entrepreneurial pursuits. 


Discover the charm of Sensorial Garden Design which leads you on a journey through different scents from Citrus to Musk, Floral or Fruity, with accompanying color accents to evoke the most delightful emotions. Chose the calming, uplifting or divinely inspirational experiences that call to you from the depths of your being. Anja’s landscaping consultation delivers designs that flourish over time, using eco-friendly roses in unique and inspiring ways to allure everyone who ventures there. 

Roses connect straight to the heart and so does Anja. Her creativity is focused on you – matching your desires with your environment and the influence of its surroundings. From residential houses to commercial centers, estates or shopping centers, Anja brings fresh, unconventional designs to transport each locale to another dimension of luxury and sensorial delight.

Rose Consulting

Take the opportunity to pick the intellect of an experienced and highly skilled rose specialist to take your garden to the next level of delicate beauty. Are you in need of some expert guidance to encourage your blooms to perform at heir best? If your roses aren’t quite living up to your expectations, this can easily be rectified by Anja’s keen eye for rose ailments. Quickly spotted and deciphered issues can offer the perfect solution to creating the garden of your dreams with just an hour’s consultation.

Fragrance Rose Tours 

Indulge your senses and transport your existence to the privileged world of rose scents! Book a bespoke tour to delve deep into the heart of flower agriculture and distillation methods for the best smelling roses. Meet world-renowned perfumers who will create your very own, bespoke perfume for you to treasure and enliven your senses for years to come.

 Rose Floristry

Elevate your event to luxurious heights with bespoke flower arranging from the very best. A genius at selecting the right rose for her client, Anja has years of experience of working with masses of garden roses in far off locations. From the bridal bouquet to the pews, live that fairytale wedding you’ve always dreamed about. Impress your guests with the intoxicating aromas of the finest garden roses.



Rose Art & Artifacts

Anja travels the world with an eye for beauty and rarity. Take a piece of that wonder to uplift your home. Choose from limited edition prints of Anja’s art and photography, or limited, specially chosen rose products found on her travels. With a true appreciation for the rare and unique artifact, Anja curates fine merchandise available for other souls who are enlivened by exceptional beauty.


Find the rose that was meant for you.

Work with Anja, Rose Alchemist.   

Get in touch today on + 27 21 8844552