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February 2017

Van Vleck House & Gardens Exclusive 2017 Online Pre-Sale

February 13 - February 24
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Take advantage of a limited time offer to purchase these unique trees and shrubs not available during our May 2017 Plant Sale! Online orders can be placed February 13th through February 24th while supplies last. Click on the button to access the online order form. *Please Note*  All sales are final. There are no cancellations or refunds unless an item purchased becomes unavailable. Click on the plant…

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March 2017
$5

Family Program: Maple Sugaring

March 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Tour Times (30Min): 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm Come to Van Vleck House & Gardens for a tour and demonstration of the process of Maple Sugaring.  A sugar maple tree in Mother’s Garden at Van Vleck will be tapped, and if the weather cooperates the sap will be flowing. Families are invited to visit us as we learn how to identify a sugar maple tree and discover the steps for turning sap into syrup.  At the conclusion of the…

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Meet the Invaders

March 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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These hitchhikers have landed on our shores, putting our gardens, environment, and economy in danger.  Join us for an overview of current and emerging threats posed by non-native pests and diseases.  Who are they?  Why are they here? How can you spot them? Once we’ve made their acquaintance, how can we stop them?  Yes, anyone can help protect our gardens, crops, and forests.   Fee: $5 Friends of Van Vleck; $7 others To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

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$5 - $7

Guided Birding Hike

March 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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March is a great month for a walk in the garden. Come see what sort of early Spring migrants are passing through Van Vleck or  see how the resident birds are getting ready for the warmer months and their busiest time of year. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them. Rain or Shine. $5 Friends of Van Vleck; $7 Others. Call 973-744-4752 or email education@vanvleck to register.

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$7 - $10

Garden Discoveries: Discovering Spring

March 15 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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  Spring is almost here! Join us as we spend time discovering the signs of spring.   We will go on a guided hike, do a hands-on activity and read a story. To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

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Garden Explorations: Seeds and Germination

March 18 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10 am and 1 pm. An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property. Everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family is here for you. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however,…

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April 2017

A Sensory Celebration Family Program

April 2
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Van Vleck invites you to explore the gardens using your senses as your guide. What colors and shapes do you see? What sounds do you hear around you? What smells are in the air? Activity stations will be arranged outdoors and in our education center focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors in the natural world. Join us for a stress free day of garden discovery. Open to families. Registration requested. Suggested donation…

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May 2017

Plant Sale 2017

May 12 - May 17
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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The Van Vleck House & Gardens' 14th Annual Plant Sale is taking place over Mother's Day weekend this year!  The sale will be open to the public on Friday, May 12th, and will continue through Wednesday, May 17th.  The dates and times are listed below. The Plant Sale Cocktail Party will take place on Thursday, May 11th.  While enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the beautiful Wisteria Patio, guests will be able to purchase any of  the spectacular selections available…

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