The Gardens

VV_BW1Three generations of the Van Vleck family lived on the property and developed the grounds throughout the past century. The heirs of Howard Van Vleck gave this historic, 6 acre site to the Montclair Foundation in 1993. Van Vleck House & Gardens is operated by the Van Vleck Board of Management, a committee of The Montclair Foundation.

VV_BW2The property is dedicated for public conservation/recreation under the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program.

The Gardens are open 365 days a year.
Van Vleck House & Gardens is a preservation project of The Garden Conservancy.

Our Gardens

We are thankful for the generous gifts from our many supporters that made

the restoration and improvement of our gardens and facilities possible.

Edible Garden
– Suzanne and George Harris
Children’s Butterfly Garden
– In memory of Mark Landrum
Outdoor Classroom and Courtyard
– Teddy and Wilt Hawkins
Visitor’s Center
– Marianne and Roy Smith
Education Center
– The Raymond Family

Woodlands Garden
Mother’s Garden
Upper Lawn
Winter Garden
– Ellen and Carl Culbreth
Rhododendron Walk
Tennis Court Garden
– Lois and Michael Deenihan
Drying Yard Garden

Wisteria Courtyard
– Jacqueline McMullen
Formal Garden
– Brenda and Hartley Bingham
Azalea Walk
– Heidi Muschick and Barry DiBernardo
Rear Garden