The Van Vleck Board of Management and Montclair Foundation welcome you to this beautiful oasis in the heart of Montclair.

Thanks to the generosity of the Van Vleck Family and our many donors — and the dedication of our volunteers and staff — this property serves as an extraordinary resource for our community.

A center for horticulture, education, music, art and quiet contemplation, the gardens are open to the public for their enjoyment and the house is available to non-profits for meetings and events.

Our cell phone tour and Visitor’s Center are sources of information on the history of the property and its horticultural resources.

Your contributions help keep this a special place for all to enjoy and we welcome volunteers to help with our varied programs.

The restoration and improvement of our gardens and facilities were made possible by generous gifts, including:

  • Wisteria Courtyard, Jacqueline McMullen
  • Formal Garden, Brenda and Hartley Bingham
  • Winter Garden, Ellen and Carl Culbreth
  • Azalea Walk, Heidi Muschick and Barry DiBernardo
  • Tennis Court Garden, Lois and Michael Deenihan
  • Children’s Butterfly Garden, In Memory of Mark Landrum
  • Outdoor Classroom and Courtyard, Teddy and Wilt Hawkins
  • Visitor Center, Marianne and Roy Smith
  • Edible Garden, Suzanne and George Harris
  • Education Center, The Raymond Family

The gardens are open to the public daily, free of charge. Donations are appreciated.

There are some guest parking spots available in the parking lot; additional street parking is available on Van Vleck Street, Upper Mountain Avenue and North Mountain Avenue.

Please enjoy your visit

The property is dedicated for public conservation/recreation under the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program. Van Vleck House & Gardens is a preservation project of The Garden Conservancy.