MIDDLETOWN, NJ — There is no better time or place to stop and smell the roses than at this year’s Jersey Shore Rose Society’s (JSRS) 39th Annual Rose Show on Saturday, September 11 at Deep Cut Gardens. A picturesque, 54-acre horticultural site with many garden-related amenities, including its own Rose Parterre, Deep Cut Gardens is located on Red Hill Road in Middletown, just off the Garden State Parkway Exit 114.

roseEverything’s coming up roses at the Jersey Shore Rose Society’s 39th Annual Rose Show to be hosted at Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, on September 11 from 12:00-4:00pm. During this FREE event, visitors can vote on their favorite arrangement, view demonstrations about rose preparation, consult visiting Rosarians on rose selection and care, and so much more.

JSRS Rose Show “Fun Facts”

  • All entries are locally-grown by amateurs.
  • The show is an official function of the American Rose Society, with certified judges.
  • The show consists of horticultural, arrangement, and photography sections.
  • This is the final rose show of the year for exhibitors in the area.
  • The Society has dedicated this year’s show in memory of Frank Benardella, a member who was well-known around the world as a hybridizer of roses.

View locally grown roses and see how they are judged, consult visiting Rosarians on rose selection and care, enjoy demonstrations of rose preparation and origami, and take a tour of the show and Deep Cut Gardens. New this year, visitors may cast their vote for their favorite arrangement, which will be announced during the Award Ceremony at 3pm. The theme for this year’s arrangement is “A Walk Down Broadway.” This is a FREE event. For information on how to enter your roses into the exhibition, please call Diane Wilkerson, JSRS President, at (732) 219-0339.

For more information on Park System activities, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System is celebrating its golden anniversary of keeping the county green and livable, since the Board of Chosen Freeholders created the first county park in 1960. Today, the Park System has grown to over 30 sites totaling more than 14,500 acres and offers approximately 4,000 recreation programs and activities, making it the perfect place to come outside and play.