Deep Cut Gardens

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

See what's happening at Deep Cut Gardens by visiting our In the Garden page.

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

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.

Earth Day 2015  
Sunday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Monmouth County Park System is honoring Earth Day with activities throughout the parks.  Here's what planned for this park:   Beautiful flowers are back in bloom. Discover this charming park’s floral beauty, hidden places, and native plants. Find out how to become an earth-friendly gardener and ways to compost. See what else is planned.  FREE!

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. Exhibit Entry Form | Exhibit Entry Rules

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:

Drop-in Surprise Story Time
From 11-11:45 a.m. on Saturday, 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!

Grounds Outside the Horticultural Center

Koi Pond

Inside the Greenhouse

Walking outside

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  • 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.