MIDDLETOWN, NJ —  There’s no lovelier place to be in early June than the Monmouth County Park System’s Deep Cut Gardens on Red Hill Road in Middletown.  And there’s no better time to visit than during its Open House on Sunday, June 10 from 10am-3pm. This festive event, perfect for all ages, features free guided tours, demonstrations and lectures.

PICTURED -  Get horticultural advice during the Deep Cut Gardens Open House from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, June 10.

Visitors are invited to meet with members of the Jersey Shore Rose Society and learn how to cultivate this delicate flower.  Other groups sending representatives include the Garden State Daylily Growers, the Deep Cut Bonsai Society and Master Composters of the Monmouth County Planning Board. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will also be on hand to help children pot a seedling to take home and provide horticultural advice.

Deep Cut Gardens is the Park System’s site 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. Its renovated rose parterre, originally built in 1935, features 52 varieties of roses with over 180 bushes.

For more information on Deep Cut Gardens or the Monmouth County Park System, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call the Park System at (732) 842-4000.  The TTY/TDD number for people with hearing impairment is 711.  The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.