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Van Vleck House & Gardens

21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2373
+1 973-744-4752
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Lovely place to relax

Pretty place to spend some quiet time. Lovely blooming wisteria in the spring. Sometimes they have... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
LeslieGH
Beautiful Gardens

Check out the house and gardens- both are beautiful. Have been there to tour and also to attend... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
susgames13
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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21 Van Vleck St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2373
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Pretty place to spend some quiet time. Lovely blooming wisteria in the spring. Sometimes they have events that there is admission charge. Parking is available. Check out the hours before you go.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Check out the house and gardens- both are beautiful. Have been there to tour and also to attend events. The gardens are a beautiful, lush setting. Plus there are special events all year round. I have attended meetings large and small here and they are...More

Thank susgames13
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

When we came the house was full with families and kids dressed in their best to take a holiday photo with Santa. It was pleasant and nice, we walked the grounds, called the number at a few stations to hear the explanations and found the...More

Thank Asaf S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The gardens are lovely and the wisteria smells so good! I have been to indoor events there in winter & the ambiance is superb.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Recently I enjoyed a piano recital in the main house. Since it used to be a home and it is set in beautiful grounds, made the music even more enjoyable

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Reviewed 7 August 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 travels. It's a beautiful property...More

Thank QuentB
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

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 grounds are very pretty and we will definitely come back next...More

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Reviewed 14 July 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 one cannot go into the manor house, the gardens are...More

Thank Nancy R
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CDF17, Manager at Van Vleck House & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

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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.

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