The Montclair Foundation has awarded $42,000 in grants to seven nonprofits that serve the Montclair community and beyond. The Montclair Foundation nurtures growth in our community through support and grant giving to local nonprofits and the preservation of the historic Van Vleck House & Gardens. Grants are awarded twice annually

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.

Fall In Love With Film

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,, 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