The late June Tennis Court Garden is awash with colors!  Blooms to look for are Iris ensata, Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ (daylilly,) Astilbe, and Hydrangea serrata ‘Preziosa’ among many others.  Click the button below for this week’s Bloom List.

 

 

UPDATE!! Due to saturated conditions and the possibility of a storm during our scheduled screening time, we are moving our free outdoor screening of
When Harry Met Sally to Sunday evening July 9th.

Apologies for the change and see you Sunday!

Pre-show live music by Big Mamou beginning at 8:00 pm. Film at dusk ~8:45 pm.

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Bring chairs and blankets, along with a picnic and settle on a spot in the Formal Garden to enjoy this special concert!  Gates will open at 4:30 pm.

Weather permitting, this show will be outdoors in the garden of the Van Vleck estate.  In the case of inclement weather the show will be held indoors (capacity 95).

Please check the Outpost in the Burbs’ Facebook page or website, OutpostInTheBurbs.org, the day of the show to learn if the show will be held indoors or outside.

Tickets may be purchased through Outpost in the Burbs

 

We still have lots of plants to choose from as well as beautiful planters from Matthew Frankel and gifts at the Parcel pop up shop. Stop by today and purchase your Mother’s Day gifts. We are open until 4 pm.

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Fête des Fleurs Sponsor – $1,000

As a Sponsor you will receive 4 tickets to the Cocktail Party and $150 to spend on plants during the Preview Sale on Thursday night.

Your generous contribution as a Fête des Fleurs Sponsor supports the many educational and cultural programs offered at Van Vleck, and helps keep these gardens beautiful, tranquil, and open year round to the public.

Click the Plant Sale 2017 Logo for the Online Ticket Form

Cornus officinalis ‘Kintoki’

Our new greenhouse is quickly filling with production for our annual plant sale… many blooming… Petunia, Calibrachoa, Verbena, and more!

Spring bulbs are beginning to bloom.  Scilla ‘Spring Beauty’ shine from between dormant clumps of Muhlenbergia in the front beds.  Come find Sanguinaria (bloodroot) in the butterfly garden.

First of the Rhododendrons is blooming!  Be sure to find Rhododendron ‘Mary Fleming’ near the rear parking lot.  Enjoy an early burst of yellow from Cornus officinalis ‘Kintoki’ and Narcissus ‘Marieke’ in the woodland.

Narcissus ‘Marieke’

 

Click the photo to the below to view and print the updated Bloom List.  The list gives the scientific name, common name, and location on the property.  If a plant, tree, or shrub has any fragrance properties, the key to right of the plant will indicate whether the fragrance is related to the leaf, stem, flower, or root of the plant.

Petunias blooming in the new greenhouse! The varieties here are Plum Vein and Crazytunia.

 

 

 

The RSVP List for this concert is now full.  If you would like to put your name on a wait list, you may click on the button for the form.  On the day of the concert, if seats become available, they will be given to people on the wait-list in the order the request was received.

 

March 26th New Jersey Music Society Concert, “An Afternoon with the Great Masters” featuring the Strasse Quartet and Jessica Davy, clarient.