152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748
732-671-6050 - Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
732-216-0330 - Park Maintenance
Park Brochure & Map | Horticultural Library | History
Park opens at 8 a.m. and closes at dusk daily, year round.
Face coverings are required in all park buildings and outdoors when social distancing
cannot be reasonably maintained. Some buildings are closed to the general public when programs are in session. (updated 9/8/2020)
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.
Take this opportunity to explore our gardens through a World Tour perspective. Discover plants native to countries from around the globe. Click here to view. Then be sure to visit Deep Cut Gardens and see them in person.
Seed Exchange Station
Our Seed Exchange Station is now up and running in the Horticultural Center.
The seeds are "take one, leave one." FREE!
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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. Please be aware that that pets are not permitted at Deep Cut Gardens.
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. Visit our Programs & Registration page to see our Deep Cut Gardens offerings.
Our Story Map highlights key features and plant life, and describes the context of the historic landscape of Deep Cut Gardens as it developed over time. These gardens are now used as an educational experience for the public to explore plants, horticulture, and landscape planning. Visit our Story Map.
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.
CALL FOR ENTRIES!
2021 Show Theme “The Wonder of Nature”
Exhibition, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., January 1-31, 2021
Entry Instructions | Entry Form
Free Drop-in Programs:
Sunday, November 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Take a walk with us and let the gardens recharge your batteries! Learn more about our work to maintain this beautiful landscape, and get ideas for your home garden.
Let's Talk Gardening
Sunday, November 8 from 2-3 p.m.
Sunday, December 6 from 2-3 p.m.
Let us help you with any of your questions and garden endeavors. Join us in this informal and inclusive community of nature lovers and garden enthusiasts as we share our love for these common hobbies.
Friday, November 27 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m.
If the hustle and bustle of crowded stores isn't your "cup of tea" join us as we get our nature fill on. Fresh air, open vistas, and magnificent trees await your arrival. Starting at 11 a.m., we will embark on a slow stroll throughout the garden paths discovering the whimsical nature of the season.
Clear the House Stroll
Thursday, December 24 from 10-11:15 a.m.
It’s Christmas Eve and there is still so much to do. To top it off, you have a house full of guests. Here is the perfect solution! Send them to Deep Cut Gardens for a one hour "Clear the House" stroll! Explore the gardens on this special holiday with a park guide. We’ll stroll along even paths at a slow pace. Perfect for enjoying Deep Cut's winter splendor!
Grounds Outside the Horticultural Center
Inside the Greenhouse
In accordance with New Jersey’s recently amended Smoke Free Air Act, all Monmouth County parks are now tobacco free. The new ban applies to cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and vaporize cigarettes, as well as smokeless tobacco such as snuff and chew.
- 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.