About Us


Once a full time floral designer at the now closed, but legendary and fabulous, Evergreen Florist in W.Lebanon, NH, with an Agricultural Studies degree from UVM, taught the love of the land by my mother and grandparents, I started up this  flower farm in the summer of '09 in honor of my Dad, in honor of my family, in honor of my college degree in Horticultural Therapy, and simply for the JOY of it, on land that's been in the family for generations.My partner, Dan Hertzler, is the 'Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds'. He is also the man in the orange hat that sits every day on the guard rail post next to the mighty Connecticut River between Cornish, NH and Windsor, VT taking daily photos, morning, noon, night, whenever he drives by...of the majestic Mount Ascutney...and he has a fabulous blog where he features the best pics of the week.  (see links below)  Together we created this flower garden, nestled in the heart of the Cornish Art Colony. The Tea House located at the garden was built and owned by Cornish Art Colonist  William Ladd Taylor in the early 1900's. He used it for his painting studio and had a large north facing window installed for this purpose.   Mr. Taylor and his wife boarded across the street in my great grandmother's farmhouse and he built his art studio on my great grandmother's apple orchard. My great grandmother, Martha Quimby,  cooked the Taylor's meals, kept their room clean in exchange for their summer rent money.  My relatives fed and kept house and boarded many a Cornish Art Colonist.  Mr. Taylor's wife taught my grandfather how to play the piano during those idyllic Art Colony summers in the early 1900's.  So influenced by the Art Colonists, my grandfather left the farm and went on to study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris France, was the Director of music at the Cleveland (Ohio) Museum of Art and then went on to become the Director of Music at Connecticut College.  In addition to my love of growing flowers, I am also an elementary school music teacher and a member of The Heath Sisters, a sibling performance and recording trio, thus, The Song Garden!

~Please stop by the garden this summer.  Flowers, tea, mountain views, labyrinth.....peace and quiet.

Check us out on Facebook (The Song Garden Flower Farm and Tea House of Cornish, NH)
Check us out on Instagram (thesonggarden) www.thesonggarden.com  Our official website
www.theshapeof theyear.blogspot.com  Dan's AMAZING blog of the Cornish/Windsor Covered Bridge in all kinds of weather!  Daily pics!

No comments:

Post a Comment