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Van Vleck House & Gardens

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Address: 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2373
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+1 973-744-4752
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful gardens

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

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Catriona H
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

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

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Thank Catriona H
West Orange, New Jersey
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank shaydean19
Montclair, New Jersey
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank MrsFanster
East Hanover, New Jersey
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 for a peaceful, quiet and natural outdoor setting. But it's great for a small event.

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Thank Dee C
Garfield, New Jersey
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 grounds.

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Verona, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've lived 5 minutes from this place for 18 years and finally visited and what a treat. We saw monarch butterflies going into the chrysalises. The gardens are lovely and very peaceful. There is wildlife everywhere. Sign up for email alerts to hear about events.

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2 Thank Kristin S
Wantage, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stopped here to visit the 'free' gardens. They were absolutely lovely; there were some interesting plantings, a butterfly garden plus more. Unfortunately the wisteria was not in bloom but you could imagine how beautiful it would be. There is a small parking lot inside the gardens but we chose to park on the road. We did this so we... More 

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1 Thank charisma2015
Livingston, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Lovely. delightful short outing with the family - a real change of pace. It allowed everyone to slowdown and enjoy a path through beauty.

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We drove by here by accident and pulled in. It was such a lovely surprise! Great audio tour via the phone and a quiet escape!

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Thank Jessica F
New Jersey
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71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

One square block in the middle of town with gardens. Wonderful old wisteria. Lots of seasonal planting seeds.

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Thank pilgrim672015

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