Deep Cut Gardens

Facebook Logo152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748
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Tick Advisory

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.

Visitor Advisory  
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.

Please be aware that starting on Monday, February 5, construction will begin on Deep Cut Gardens’ parking lot and walkways. Please follow signs to a temporary parking area within the park. Work is expected to be completed by late spring. Learn more about this project.

 Deep Cut Gardens
Rose Parterre

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.

Upcoming Events:    

Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap
Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Plants drop off  from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. (to allow for plant inspection)  
Plants selection from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.  
It’s fun, free and easy. Bring plants in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers to exchange for plants in like sizes. Please label all plants. Herb and vegetable seedlings may also be exchanged.
There will be demonstrations on propagation and other topics. This year empty glazed ceramic pots will be traded as well. Pots must be glazed and without damage. Terracotta pots and invasive plants are not accepted; a list of invasive plants is available at For more information on the plant swap call 732-671-6050. FREE!       

Deep Cut Gardens Open House & National Public Gardens Day     
Friday-Sunday, May 11-13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.    
Celebrate Deep Cut Gardens as part of National Public Garden Day. The wonderful community treasure is in full glory with displays and gardens in full bloom. The event begins with National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 11 and continues through the weekend with tours, a gardeners’ helpline conducted by the Master Gardeners, demonstrations by local plant societies, drop in activities for children and more. FREE! 

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.

2019 Photography Exhibit – “The Cycle of Life”. Open to all photographers age 18 and up. Photo Exhibit Entry Form | Photo Entry Instructions

Grounds Outside the Horticultural Center

Koi Pond

Inside the Greenhouse

Walking outside


  • 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.