Three generations of the Van Vleck family lived on the property and developed the gardens for over 130 years. The gardens showcase a strong representation of ericaceous plants, with unusual cultivars of rhododendrons and azaleas.Make Van Vleck House & Gardens part of your personalized Montclair itinerary using our Montclair trip planner.
Van Vleck House & Gardens reviews
I stopped by earlier today to get outside and enjoy the weather; such a nice space to soak in the trees and gardens; very clean and well kept. It’s the perfect place to observe lovely gardens, catch..... more »
Well-maintained, super clean and super-informative!. We loved the cell phone info stops along the pathways. A wonderful place to stroll post-Sunday brunch year round. These gardens depend on their... more »
Never realized how large the property was. Not to many flowers, but the green lush landscape makes up for it. Everything is marked to read or you can have a description told to you over your phone. There is no fee, but they do take donations. Can't wait to go back in the spring to see the Wisteria on the house. If you want to see what a great estate home and landscaping looks like visit the Van Vleck House and Gardens. A beautiful home and gardens to relax and spend some time in nature and beauty. .
Smallish and free to visit botanical garden. Like other gardens I have been to the time of visit is important. I saw only a few flowering plants on this visit but imagine it would be quite a bit more impressive during peak blooming times. Can't complain as it is donations only but expect you can spend an hour or two maybe here. Guessing they might also hold events on the grounds but can't be sure.
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