Mark Your Calendar!

Plant Sale Starting May 1st 2015

12th Annual Plant Sale 2015

Join us for the 12th Annual Van Vleck House & Garden Benefit Plant Sale, where garden enthusiasts can conveniently find the finest local plant selections, featuring edible plants and baskets. You’ll also find expert landscape advice and novel garden accessories. New hours this year include Friday shopping to get a jump on the weekend and your Spring garden planning. Become a friend of Van Vleck for 10% discount. Admission is free, plants go fast. Visit early for the best selection, rain or shine.

Spring is in the air and with it come the changes to our wonderful gardens and plantings to be found on the property. Stop by and enjoy a different take on the gardens. Click the button to see what is “in bloom” in the gardens this week.

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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

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.