Deep Cut Gardens

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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    
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
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.

Deep Cut Gardens 2017 Photography Exhibit  
Theme - A Different Perspective   
This exhibit takes a fresh look at the features of Deep Cut Gardens.

Call the Entries!
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 FormExhibit Entry Rules

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7 from 1-3 p.m.
Meet and speak with the photographers. Light refreshments will be served during the reception.

Open Daily January 8-31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.    
Enjoy the beauty of Deep Cut Gardens as captured by some of our many visiting photographers. Weather permitting, take a stroll through the gardens, and discover textures and colors revealed by the starkness of winter.

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:

Surprise Story Time from 11-11:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, December 3, January 7 & February 4       
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. 

Home Composting Workshops       
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

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.