Recent Reviews

Emma Germanotta
Emma Germanotta
12:25 05 Jul 19
Such a unique and beautiful place. The flower varieties are very vast and theres lots of places to explore. There are hidden butterfly motifs around, including the way certain gardens are planted. There is a greenhouse for you to freely tour, and a piano in the van block house is often played while you browse the garden. Great place to be with family or friendsread more
Judy Ryan Hall
Judy Ryan Hall
22:00 23 Jun 19
I love the gardens. I've lived in Montclair for 21 years and went more often when the kids were little. It was a nice place for our book club to meet.read more
Lisa Kondracki
Lisa Kondracki
21:23 04 Jun 19
Quaint Italian villa with sprawling gardens. Beautiful Chinese wisteria tree that's over 100years old - it's amazing to see how it was trained to wrap around the pillars.read more
Jim Davis
Jim Davis
16:51 19 May 19
This place is a must see. Truly a hidden gem in Montclair. The mansion and gardens here are just stunningly beautiful. There is such a tremendous variety of flowers, flowering bushes and trees, and other flora! There is a donation box located adjacent to the mansion, requesting a suggested $5 donation, but it is up to you. Amazing place!read more
Nathan Allen
Nathan Allen
17:48 14 May 19
A beautiful garden tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Walking around leads you to hidden trails, blooming flowers, and bubbling fountains. Even on a gloomy day the gardens are sure to bring you peace and tranquility.read more
Esthefany Vidal
Esthefany Vidal
20:07 09 May 19
Beautiful green and a lot of flowers garden!! Peaceful. Great spot to read a book or study. Also great for yoga and meditation is nice and quiet.read more
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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

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