152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748
Park Brochure & Map | Horticultural Library | History
Park opens at 8 a.m. and closes at dusk daily, year round.
See what's happening at Deep Cut Gardens by visiting our In the Garden page.
There have been a number of “smash and grab” vehicle break-ins in the parks this year. In most cases, car windows are smashed and items such as pocket books, diaper bags, and wallets are stolen from inside the car. Visitors are urged not to leave valuables in their cars and to notify Park Rangers of any suspicious activity in parking lots. To reach a Park Ranger, contact the County emergency communications center at 732-577-8700. (posted August 2, 2016)
Deep Cut Gardens is dedicated to the home gardener. The 54 acres of gardens and greenhouses are planned as a living catalog of cultivated and native plant materials to be observed through the seasons. Our renovated Parterre features 52 varieties of roses with over 180 bushes.
Discover new ways to improve your home garden by taking a walking tour of the park, ask the staff horticultural questions, or visit the reference library. Garden programs and classes are also offered. See the latest offerings under HORTICULTURE.
Deep Cut Gardens 2017 Photography Exhibit
Theme - A Different Perspective
This exhibit takes a fresh look at the features of Deep Cut Gardens. Open to all photographers age 18 and up. Entries will be accepted from Friday, October 21-Friday, November 18 for exhibition in January 2017.
Exhibit Entry Form | Exhibit Entry Rules
Garden Safari Backpacks
Set out on an exploration of the gardens! Each backpack contains all you need to help you and your family discover new ways of seeing living and non-living features of the gardens. Available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Horticultural Center, on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no fee, but you must leave your valid NJ driver’s license with the docent. For more information, call 732-671-6050.
Upcoming Free Activities:
Drop-in Surprise Story Time from 11-11:45 a.m. on Saturdays, September 10, October 1 & November 5
Join us for a reading from a nature- or garden-related book. If it’s cold or rainy we’ll be inside the Horticultural Center, but if it’s fair we will be out in the garden. A clue at the entrance will lead you to the secret spot! Recommended for ages 4-7.
Sunday, September 11 from 12-4 p.m.
The Monmouth County Park System and the Deep Cut Bonsai Society present Bonsai Day at Deep Cut Gardens. Experience this intricate and ancient art through demonstrations and displays, with experts on hand to answer your questions. Admission and parking are free.
Jersey Shore Rose Society Show
Saturday, September 17 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
See and learn about our national flower and its culture. Don’t miss the Jersey Shore Rose Society’s 45th Annual Rose Show. Entries submitted for judging will remain on exhibit for visitors from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free garden tours will be offered and consulting rosarians will be available to answer your questions. For information on entering roses in the exhibition, please contact Mary Hahn of the JSRS at 732-316-1871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Fall Perennial Plant Swap
Saturday, September 24
Plant Drop-Off from 8:30-10 a.m.
Plant Selection from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
It’s fun, free, and easy! Bring perennials in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. Please label all plants. Houseplants may also be exchanged, but no annuals please. Invasive plants will not be accepted; a good list and further information is available at www.njisst.org. Please Note: To allow for plant inspection as per N.J. Department of Agriculture regulations, plant intake will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Plants may be selected and taken from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information on the event, call 732-671-6050.
Home Composting Workshops
Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Approximately 27% of our garbage is food and yard waste. Composting is an easy, natural method of turning much of that material into a valuable soil amendment. This original form of recycling conserves resources, reduces waste and contributes to beautiful, healthy plants. Attendance is free; composting bins are available at a discounted fee of $35. Pre-registration is required through the Monmouth County Office of Recycling at 732-683-8686, ext. 6721. For additional workshops, please visit www.visitmonmouth.com.
Grounds Outside the Horticultural Center
Inside the Greenhouse
- Garden State Parkway to Exit 114. Southbound, turn left onto Red Hill Rd; northbound, turn right onto Red Hill Rd. Make right at light to Dwight Road and then left back onto Red Hill Road. Follow Red Hill Rd. (1.5 miles) to Deep Cut. Entrance on right.
- State Hwy 35 Southbound, follow to Kings Highway, turn right. Follow Kings Highway to first traffic light. Turn right onto Red Hill Rd. and continue to Deep Cut entrance on left.
- State Hwy 35 Northbound, make right at the New Monmouth Road jughandle and take back over Hwy 35. New Monmouth Road to stop sign and right onto Kings Highway to traffic light and left onto Red Hill Road. Continue to Deep Cut entrance on left.