About

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.


Mission

Van Vleck House and Gardens is a nonprofit committed to the historic preservation of its early 20th century house, an exemplar of classical Mediterranean Revival architecture, and its diverse gardens, for the education, cultural enrichment and enjoyment of the community.

History

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

We look forward to welcoming your wedding party or family to a private shoot here at Van Vleck House & Gardens.
In preparation for your visit, please contact us to check availability, complete the application, and note the guidelines that will apply to your shoot.

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Your Support

We are counting on you! Please join us in creating the Van Vleck of the Future

Your gift will help make this extraordinary property an enduring resource for our community and future generations.

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