152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, NJ 07748

Park opens at 8 a.m. and closes at dusk 365 days a year

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 what's happening at Deep Cut Gardens:

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.

Drop-in Surprise Story Time

From 11-11:45 a.m. on Saturdays, April 4 & May 2 
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! Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. FREE!

Invasive Species Training for the Landowner

Saturday, April 11 from 1-3 p.m.

Deep Cut Gardens and the New Jersey Audubon in partner with New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team present this workshop. Call (732) 671-6050 to reserve your spot!

Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap

Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

It’s fun, free, 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 such plants and further information is available at www.njisst.org.

Please Note: To allow for plant inspection as per N.J. Department of Agriculture regulations, plant intake will be from 8-10 a.m., with no plants accepted after 10 a.m. Plants may be selected and taken from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. For more information, please call 732-671-6050.

National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 8 from 2-8 p.m.

On the Friday before Mother’s Day, the unofficial start of spring, stop in at Deep Cut Gardens for free activities for all ages.

  • Guided tours of the gardens
  • Get answers to your garden/landscape questions
  • Get 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

The Monmouth County 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. FREE!

Deep Cut Gardens 2016 Photography Exhibit

Theme: Weather or Not

A look at some of the many ways the weather transforms Deep Cut’s gardens and its elements, whether it be the glistening rays of sunshine or the raindrops falling. Open to all photographers age 18 and up. Entries will be accepted from October 23 to November 20 for exhibition in January 2016.