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Van Vleck House & Gardens

21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2373
+1 973-744-4752
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Enjoy a lovely day in a peaceful oasis in the midst of a bustling town.

As the title states, this is a gorgeous place to while away some time. The gardens have many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy R
Wanaque, New Jersey
Perfect relaxing stroll, picnic or quiet place.

A "must see" for anyone looking to stroll wonderful gardens or just experience a quiet setting to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Albert F Z
Garfield, New Jersey
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21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2373
+1 973-744-4752
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 one cannot go into the manor house, the gardens are...More

Thank Nancy R
CDF17, Manager at Van Vleck House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gardens. Yes, this is a great place to get away from the daily hustle and bustle.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A "must see" for anyone looking to stroll wonderful gardens or just experience a quiet setting to read, picnic and enjoy nature. The grounds of this former family estate include many paths leading to nooks and small pastures. Also, there is an education center and...More

Thank Albert F Z
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Everything about the VV Gardens are stunning. It feels like you are transported to another place and time when you cross the gates.

Thank a g
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Our annual visit great gardens but missed the ancient wisteria blooms by a week Free and a nice place to spend and hour or 2 The gardens are great

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I have lived in New Jersey for awhile and had no idea about Van Vleck! I recently accidentally found it while in the area and was amazed! Its a beautiful, huge property, with a historic manor nestled in the neighborhood of Montclair. I parked right...More

2  Thank Hgtravl
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Really lovely garden especially when azaleas and rhododendrons are in bloom...great for a spring wall with a camera!

Thank Catriona H
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice place to hold small events. The garden area is so relaxing and peaceful. My friends and I did a yoga session in the garden area.

Thank shaydean19
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent programs, beautiful grounds, fun events. The manor house could use some TLC but the facade is stunning. Guests will only want to visit the gardens anyway, which are free and open most days.

Thank MrsFanster
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I attended a book and author presentation here a while ago. The setting was just delightful. Afterwards, we were able to stroll around the magnificent gardens and just enjoy the beautifully kept yet very natural setting. It's not a "destination" site unless you are looking...More

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place is absolutely gorgeous. The grounds are always well maintained. You can sit on a bench beneath a tree and feel the air around you change; you just feel at peace. If you need to mediate, you should definitely go there. Beautiful place. Beautiful...More

1  Thank Vnzla88
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