Thursday, January 11, 2018

Deep-Cut Gardens

New Jersey is called the Garden State. It's called that for a good reason. In this next series of blog posts, we will explore some of the gardens that make it deserving of this title.

Our first stop is Deep-Cut Gardens, located in Middleton, New Jersey. Situated on land that once belonged to the crime boss, Vito Genovese, its 54 acres of greenhouses and gardens are a living catalog of native plants. Home gardeners can go there and get inspiration for planting in their own spaces.

The greenhouse contains an impressive collection of bonsai trees, cacti, and succulents. The grounds are beautifully planted, with formal rose gardens and flowers. There's even a koi fish pond with benches for visitors to rest and enjoy the scenery. It's a lovely place for taking pictures, having a picnic, or just plain relaxing. An indoor area has a library with a wealth of information about gardening.

The best part is that this garden has free admission. It's open daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   


  1. They certainly put that crime boss' land to good use!

  2. Hi Sherry - even better the free admission ... worth driving to. Sounds a delightful place - interesting to look at, yet lots of educational ideas too - so glad they made such a good use of the land. Cheers Hilary

  3. Can't beat free. I could take a lot of photos there.

  4. I've only driven through Jersey to get to the shore. Sounds like I need to meander and find some gardens. This is a great kick-off for your posts.

    1. There's a reason New Jersey is called the garden state. You'd find some nice ones there.