152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748
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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.
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:
Drop-in Surprise Story Time from 11-11:45 a.m. on Saturdays, March 5, April 2 & May 7
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 3-7. FREE!
Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap
Saturday, April 23
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 www.njisst.org.
PLANT DROP OFF TIMES:
Plants may be dropped off between 8:30 and 10 a.m. to allow for plant inspection.
PLANT SWAP TIMES:
Plants may be selected and taken between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
National Public Gardens Day from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, May 6
The Park System is pleased to join this nationwide celebration of the role of botanical gardens and arboreta in promoting environmental stewardship, conservation, green spaces, and education. All activities are free.
Stop by Deep Cut Gardens and:
Join 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 container gardening demo
Try your hand at a scavenger hunt
Pick up some seeds to plant at home
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.