Deep Cut Gardens

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732-671-6050 - Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center  
732-216-0330 - Park Maintenance  
Park Brochure & Map | Horticultural Library | History
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.

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. 

Deep Cut World Tour

Seed Exchange Station 

Seed Exchange

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
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. Please be aware 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.

Story Map:    

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

Deep Cut Gardens 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. 


“Clear the House” Stroll     
Friday, December 24 at 10 a.m.    
(all ages, under 12 with adult)
It is 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. This free stroll takes place on even paths and at a slow pace, perfect for enjoying Deep Cut’s winter splendor.


2022 Show Theme “The Fractal Geometry of Nature in the Garden” 

2023 Photography Exhibit Theme "Under the Rainbow, A Kaleidoscope of Colors!"  
This year we are challenging all photographers to discover and capture the amazing colors of our garden.
  • Categories: General Photography or Under the Rainbow, A Kaleidescope of Colors
    Each photographer must choose to enter into one of the two divisions. 
  • Entry Deadline: November 30, 2022
  • The exhibit will be on display at the Horticultural Center from January 3-31, 2023.
  • Please check back for entry forms.

Rain Barrel Art Contest and Exhibition
  • Theme - Climate Change    
  • Open to ages 8-18
  • Submissions Accepted: January 10-March 10
  • See details.

Outside the Horticultural Center

Koi Pond

Inside the Greenhouse

Walking outside

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.