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Virtual Meditation – Summer Session

Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons (One Soul, One Love, One Heart, When Prayers Aren’t Answered and Awakening From Grief) for a series of evening meditation classes in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. These classes will focus on specific practices for working with fear and anxiety.  Participants will learn and practice […]

Storybook Gardening – The Surprise Garden

Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Our Garden Tales Class now has a new name and time! Spend time in the Edible Garden with us this summer with "Storybook Gardening"! Each class will still focus on a different storybook that explores gardening and our natural world. The book this class will read will be The Surprise Garden. We will make the stories […]

MILL Houseplant Clinic Class

July 31 - House Plant Clinic - Laura Roberts, Director of Horticulture at The Montclair Foundation - Van Vleck House & Gardens, will review solutions to common houseplant problems. Bring one problem plant (or a picture of a plant) for some expert advice. Register at Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning website

Fairy Trail Fun

Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Wednesday July 31st There are two sessions: 3:00pm - 4:00pm  4:00pm - 5:00pm  Join us on the Fairy Trail for our summer building day! Each family will receive materials to create a fairy house on our trail as we prepare our trail for the summer season.  A fairy themed craft and scavenger hunt will also […]

Garden to Table Family Class

Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Garden To Table Family Class Enjoy quality time in the garden with your child/children as we explore the Edible Garden and all that it has to offer. Help us weed and water, plant, and harvest. We will prepare a simple snack with ingredients found in the garden.  Appropriate for children ages 4 and up but […]

Tales on the Trails – Life of a Ladybug

Wednesday, August 7th, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Age: Preschool 3-5 year olds Did you know there are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs in the world? Join us as we learn about the lifecycle of ladybugs for this month’s Tales on the Trails class. Discover the wonders of the outdoor world with your little one.  […]

MILL Summer Classes at Van Vleck

Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden  August 7th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Discover how amazing these beautiful creatures that visit our gardens every summer truly are. Learn how to attract hummingbirds to your own yard. This class is a Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning. To register please visit: http://schedulesplus.com/montclair/kiosk Photo credit: […]

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Virtual Meditation – Summer Session

Online Only

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons (One Soul, One Love, One Heart, When Prayers Aren’t Answered and Awakening From Grief) for a series of evening meditation classes in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. These classes will focus on specific practices for working with fear and anxiety.  Participants will learn and practice […]

Meditation in the Garden

Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Experience this rare summer meditation opportunity on-site at Van Vleck House & Gardens as we host Ramananda John E. Welshons for two August Thursday evening in-person classes. The group will begin with seated meditation in our beautiful Living Room and then transition to walking meditation in our Garden (weather permitting) - ultimately returning to the […]

Storybook Gardening – Sophie’s Squash

Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Our Garden Tales Class now has a new name and time! Spend time in the Edible Garden with us this summer with "Storybook Gardening"! Each class will still focus on a different storybook that explores gardening and our natural world. The book this class will read will be Sophie's Squash. We will make the stories come […]

Outdoor Adventures – Butterflies

Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Wednesday August 14th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (moving from Saturdays to Wednesdays during the summer) Butterflies keep our gardens growing strong and looking beautiful. Join us for August’s Outdoor Adventures all about butterflies. Learn about the butterfly life cycle, and the important role they play as pollinators. You and your family explore and learn […]

MILL Summer Classes at Van Vleck

Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair

Soils and Mulch August 14th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Explore the world beneath your feet! Topics will include proper use of mulch, different types of mulch and basic soil analysis. To register please visit: http://schedulesplus.com/montclair/kiosk Photo credit: @jennyjohannson

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