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Mission Statement

Van Vleck House & Gardens is dedicated to preserving for public enrichment the spirit and beauty of this late 19th and 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."

Description

Located in the town of Montclair, New Jersey, the 5.8 acre Van Vleck House and Garden is a public garden with over 130 years of history. Known as a green oasis within the community, the garden features a series of formal and informal spaces that are planted with unusual trees, specimen Chinese wisteria, and many ericaceous plant species, including flowering rhododencron hybrids that were developed by Howard Van Vleck in the mid-twentieth century. On this site lived three generations of the Van Vleck family. In 1993, the Howard Van Vleck heirs donated the property to the Montclair Foundation. The Montclair Foundation is a community foundation that was established in 1979 for the purpose of supporting Montclair-based non-profit organizations.

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http://www.vanvleck.org

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