ELSong — Emy-Lou’s song — is a beautifully walled English garden developed by Miss Biedenharn upon her return to Monroe following a successful vocal career in Europe. The garden is designed with a number of thematic settings including the Four Seasons Garden, Oriental Garden, and Musical Grotto. The highlight is the stunning Wagnerian Fountain located on the north end of the Ballet Lawn.
Several thousand flowering plants, as well as sculptural embellishments from around the world, are nestled into the landscape surrounding the Biedenharn estate. The Conservatory is patterned after fine English glasshouses and is home to thousands of tropical and semi-tropical specimens. The experience is enhanced by background music — one of ELSong’s unique features.