The Montclair Foundation/Van Vleck House & Gardens will host 'Good Grows Here,' to celebrate the holiday season from Nov. 18 - 21.

The four-day event will have a variety of activities, both indoors and outdoors, from shopping in the curated gift boutiques in Van Vleck House, to floral design expert Nancy Kitchen’s presentation at the luncheon in the garden tent, to celebrating with friends old and new in the House and live auction in the garden tent.

On Sunday, a new outdoor Family Day is planned in the spirit of “Sharon’s Harvest”, a collaboration with The Garden Club of Montclair and Toni’s Kitchen. Families can connect and meet other families as they enjoy outdoor activities and create holiday centerpieces for Toni’s Kitchen’s Thanksgiving dinner guests.

“Good Grows Here is designed to celebrate our missions: to support our Community Grants program, to continue to expand our educational programs, and to maintain the 6-acre quiet oasis which can be visited by all 365 days a year," chairperson of the fundraiser and Trustee Deborah Hirsch said.

Tickets can be purchased at through Nov. 9. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for people age 12 and older for entry to all events.

Holiday Shopping: Gifts for Giving and Getting
When: Thursday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m – 5 p.m. There will also be a members-only shopping event on Thursday from 5 p.m. -8 p.m.
What: Find the must-have items for friends and family, holiday gifts and maybe yourself in the House boutiques. A portion of proceeds from all sales will go towards the care, maintenance and programs of Van Vleck House & Gardens.
Where: Van Vleck House 21 Van Vleck Street
Tickets: Free for Members of Van Vleck, $25 for General Public at

Floral Feasts Garden Luncheon and Presentation by Nancy Kitchen, floral designer
When: Friday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m.
What: Join Nancy Kitchen, a supremely talented floral designer, as she gives a presentation at the box luncheon. Some of her floral designs and others from Van Vleck Gardens will be raffled off during the event.
Where: Festivities Garden Tent, Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ.
Tickets: $100 for Members of Van Vleck, and $150 for General Public at

Deck The Halls: Merriment + Dancing
When: Saturday, Nov. 20, 7 – 10:30 p.m.
What: Don’t miss the annual Deck the Halls cocktail party fundraiser, this year honoring Brenda Bingham and Paul Sionas, longtime supporters of Van Vleck and The Montclair Foundation. This festive evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, dancing and a fabulous live auction. Fun, festive attire please!
Where: Van Vleck House & Garden tent, 21 Van Vleck Street
Tickets: $250 for Members of Van Vleck, and $350 for General Public at

Family Day: Fun + Community
When: Sunday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. OR 2 -4 p.m.
What: Make seasonal crafts together and meet other families while making centerpieces and decór for Thanksgiving guests at Toni!s Kitchen. Warm outdoor attire please!
Where: Van Vleck Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street.
Tickets: One ticket for 4 people is $75 for Members of Van Vleck, $100 for General Public, $15 each additional person at