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.

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 Saturdays, April 1 & May 6
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.  

Daylily Seminar    
Sunday, April 9 from 1:30-4 p.m. 
Learn how to hybridize daylilies along with other fascinating daylily culture tips! Join us at the Program Room at Deep Cut as experts share their knowledge and passion for gardening with daylilies.

Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap     
Saturday, April 22        
Plants dropped off from 8:30-10 a.m. (to allow for plant inspection)
Plants selection from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
It’s fun, free and easy. Bring plants in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. Please label all plants. Herb and vegetable seedlings may also be exchanged. Invasive plants will not be accepted; a list of invasive plants and further information is available at For more information, please call 732-671-6050.

Earth Day Event
Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Beautiful flowers are back in bloom. Discover the park’s floral beauty, hidden places, and native plants. Find out how to become an earth-friendly gardener.

Home Composting Workshops       
Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.     
Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.     
Composting is an easy, natural method of turning food and yard waste into a valuable soil additive. This form of recycling conserves resources, reduces waste in landfills and contributes to healthy plants. Workshops by the Monmouth County Office of Recycling will be held at Deep Cut Gardens. For additional workshops, please visit
Attendance is free; composting bins are available at a discounted fee of $35.
Preregistration is required through the Monmouth County Office of Recycling at 732- 683-8686, ext. 6721.          

Become a Garden Ambassador!     
Saturday, April 29 from 1-3 p.m.       
Become a Deep Cut Garden Ambassador!  We will train you in the seasonal points of interest within the gardens as well as our upcoming special events so that you can help park visitors fully enjoy their time at Deep Cut. Spend a couple of hours touring the gardens and learning how to be a welcoming, informative presence on the grounds of Deep Cut. Ages 18 and up are welcome. Please dress comfortably for a guided walk through the gardens. 

National Public Gardens Day       
Friday, May 12 from 2-8 p.m.     
Kick off Mother's Day weekend with a guided tour or explore the gardens on your own, get answers to your garden/landscape questions and earth-friendly garden tips, sit in on a raised bed gardening demo, try your hand at a scavenger hunt, pick up some seeds to plant at home. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult. 

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.