Van Vleck House and Gardens, Montclair, New Jersey

Monday, May 18, 2015
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Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey began as a 12-acre private estate in 1868. In 1992 the heirs of the Van Vleck family gave the house and the gardens to the non-profit Montclair Foundation. 



The private gardens are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. There are classes, concerts, and special events that take place through the year. 

The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and the estate is especially famous for the wisteria blooming around the house. 

You can read more about the Van Vleck House and Gardens here.

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Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Have a wonderful week!
 

48 comments:

  1. The town is blessed to have such a lovely property for all to enjoy.

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    1. Montclair has many beautiful homes. This one is special because it is open to the public. :)

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  2. How beautiful I always like your pics each week :-)

    Have a bloomingtastic week :-)

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  3. This place is a very lovely place, the building and all the beautiful blooms.

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  4. This is such a lovely place. I always love seeing gardens and how they are designed. Thanks for sharing =)

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  5. what a beautiful garden!!! we visited longwood gardens last week, we missed the tulips but the gardens were still beautiful!!!!

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    1. It really has some beautiful gardens and grounds! I haven't been to Longwood yet -- I need to go!

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  6. If I lived nearby, I would be walking there nearly every day. The grounds are beautiful.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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    1. It is a beautiful place. I should go there more often, all year round.

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  7. I'd like to go there. But if I don't, your photos are the next best thing. Lovely.

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  8. Stunning gardens, love the wisteria.
    Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday........

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    1. They are stunning. The wisteria is so pretty.

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  9. Wow! Everything is gorgeous there! I live the wisteria and the walkway is really awesome. Azaleas are always lovely in my book!

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    1. The flowers are all so pretty. So are the way the gardens are designed.

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  10. Nice photos.
    I hope you'll come share at image-in-ing each week. This week's linkup is here:
    http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/textures.html

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  11. Beautiful grounds! I adore wisteria!

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  12. Looks absolutely beautiful... Fab shots - thanks so much for sharing. :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  13. What a marvelous and grand place surrounded with majestic flowers.

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  14. What a gorgeous and peaceful place!! You have so much to show in New Jersey! xx
    www.travelera.es

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  15. The pictures are beautiful and the wisteria looks lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I really love the wisteria, too. :)

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  16. I love to see places like this that are so cared for. I could wander around for hours. Thanks for linking up to Vintage Beauty!!

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  17. Beautiful springtime blooms - thanks so much for linking them to http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/textures.html

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  18. Oh my golly isn't that place amazing?

    Thanks so much for sharing, had never heard of it and have enjoyed seeing its stunning beauty!

    Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Weekend!

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  19. What a gorgeous place to visit. I love all the blossoms. The wisteria is gorgeous. Lovely images, thank you for sharing your visit. Have a happy day!

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  20. Im fascinated by the house incorporated with plants all over it! So paradise!

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  21. Such a lovely place. Thank you so much for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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    1. Thank you so much, and thanks for hosting!

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