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Formerly a private estate, Van Vleck House & Gardens is owned by The Montclair Foundation. These private gardens are open to the public daily free of charge.


Van Vleck House & Gardens is dedicated to preserving for public enrichment the spirit and beauty of this late 19th and early 20th century house and gardens. Continuing the Van Vleck family’s commitment to the community and to horticultural excellence, the house serves as a center for non-profit organizations and the gardens are open to the public for display, education and research.


Three generations of the Van Vleck family lived on the property and developed the gardens for over 130 years. The gardens showcase a strong representation of ericaceous plants, with unusual cultivars of rhododendrons and azaleas. The main house that now graces the Van Vleck grounds was designed and built in 1916

Summer is here with beauty to be found on the property. Stop in on the next sunny day and enjoy a different take on the gardens. To see what is “in bloom” in the gardens this week click here

Summer Education Programs

June – July – August


To our Visitors and Friends Our property can be closed for any Wedding or group pictures on specific dates as noted on our website.
Thank You – The Montclair Foundation and Van Vleck House & Gardens


Outpost in the Burbs

SUNDAY JUNE 22 Buy tickets early to secure seats to limited-seating…

The Gardens are open to the public from dawn to dusk,
365 days a year, and are always free-of-charge.
Come experience this most precious gift!e.