Van Vleck House & Gardens, Montclair

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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.
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72 reviews
  • August 6, 2017
    Catching up on reviews since I haven't posted in a good while. Visited Van Vleck last Fall. I didn't even know this was in my area. I've driven close to and around it, but never came across it in my t...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We visited this lovely garden in early August. There were hardly any flowers in bloom. One could see the dozens and dozens of rhododendrons shrubs but the bloom as passed. Same for azaleas. The ground...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    As the title states, this is a gorgeous place to while away some time. The gardens have many different types of plants and quite a few are identified (always nice for a gardening enthusiast!) Although...  more »
  • June 15, 2017
    Very nice place to walk around and relax. Good atmosphere for painting.
  • May 27, 2017
    Beautiful gardens with many nice flowers to enjoy. The grounds are well maintained and the parking lot was ample.
  • July 9, 2017
    Disappointed, all food and drinks were exhausted by 3:00 p.m. a gathering that was scheduled to last to 5:00 pm. Not worth the money spent.
  • April 21, 2017
    Whst a stunning garden and house. Great spot for photos, special events. So pretty. The breeze blows and you smell the fragrance from the flowers. It'saxserene spot great for reading, picnics and just tsking a stroll. I was surprised when I saw the back of the house. All I am saying is columns+trees, go check it out for yourself. It's not a huge property but nice nonetheless. I will be going back next month.
  • April 26, 2017
    Beautiful gardens and grounds! Great for a classy wedding. The mansion is beautiful too!

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