Roses to Rock Gardens 2015 Tour

Come appreciate someone else’s garden and get ideas for your own at the “Roses to Rock Garden” private garden tour, May 29th and 30th (rain or shine) from 11AM – 4PM.   Self-guided tour of 8 local Montclair and Glen Ridge gardens as well as the Van Vleck gardens. Guest speaker from Hilltop Honey and boutique by Rabbit Rabbit.

Spring is in the air and with it come the changes to our wonderful gardens and plantings to be found on the property. Stop by and enjoy a different take on the gardens. Click the button to see what is “in bloom” in the gardens this week.

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Formerly a private estate, Van Vleck House & Gardens is owned by The Montclair Foundation. These private gardens are open to the public daily free of charge.


Van Vleck House & Gardens is dedicated to preserving for public enrichment the spirit and beauty of this late 19th and early 20th century house and gardens. Continuing the Van Vleck family’s commitment to the community and to horticultural excellence, the house serves as a center for non-profit organizations and the gardens are open to the public for display, education and research.


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. The main house that now graces the Van Vleck grounds was designed and built in 1916

The Gardens are open to the public from dawn to dusk,
365 days a year, and are always free-of-charge.
Come experience this most precious gift!e.