So whether you have been following me for a long time or you just found my Instagram account/blog today, one of the first things you will notice about me is that my love for flowers is infinite. There are very few things in this world that give me more peace and happiness than flowers. Second to that are succulents and cacti. 

I think it's because they are so beautiful and represent things that are natural and simple, but at the same time have so much complexity. Does that make any sense at all? I don't care.

For the longest time, I have been hearing about this beautiful place called Deep Cut Gardens that is close enough to where I live that I could go on a weekend day for an hour or two and explore. I had heard there was a gorgeous rose garden, a koi pond, a bonsai garden and a succulent greenhouse. Peace overload. 

Let me say no more other than the fact that today, I went. Come on the journey with me.
I must say, when I first parked my car and got out, I immediately felt a little lost. There wasn't just ONE entrance or approach to take, you could pretty much have gone in any direction, so I decided that I would go to the succulent greenhouse first.

Upon stepping inside, my jaw pretty much dropped to the ground. Like previously mentioned, if you follow me on Instagram, you know I love me a good succulent or some cacti and let me tell you something right now, that's exactly what I got here.

After I was done picking up my jaw from the floor, I made my way through the rest of the portion where I entered to find endless amounts of beautiful seating areas, secret pathways and step stones. 

The beautiful and oh stunning koi pond was next on my journey through the garden. I found it to be so supremely peaceful. I didn't want to linger long as there was a woman enjoying her book on the bench and I didn't want to bother her, I know how annoying that can be. ;)

I found it hilarious that on the day I went, the Jersey Shore Rose Society was having an event. I didn't even know this club existed and I don't even know if I was supposed to be taking pictures of this banner/flag but it was too beautiful to pass up.

This was an instance of when I had wished I brought a book to read, I mean, come on, look at this view (it was overlooking the rose garden). 

I think one of the awesome things about the gardens was that everywhere you turned, there was a little alcove or mini pond or bench or SOMETHING that took your breath away. I feel like you could always steal away a moment anywhere you needed one. At the ends of some of these pathways there weren't always roses, but other flowers as well.

 Are you ready to have your breath taken away? Here it is, the piece de resistance, the rose garden itself. I don't really have words for it to be honest. Absolutely stunningly gorgeous and full of beautiful life by way of flowers. I can't really pick one favorite thing about being here, but I think a couple of them include smelling the roses and learning the names of them. 

This is me, being one with the flowers, don't judge my hair please. It's the weekend.

This was the passage way back up towards the succulent greenhouse which lead to the kids area and the bonsai garden. 

If you have children that appreciate/want to learn more about horticulture in general, you must bring them here. It is absolutely adorable, but teaches the kids at the same time through a scavenger hunt.

I sincerely hope that you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed being here and sharing the experience with you. On my way in the car, I called my friend and was chitchatting with her. One of the things I said to her was that I was sad I was going alone. She said to me, "Girl, just enjoy it."

I think I was harboring the thought of doing this alone, even though it was something that I knew I was going to find absolutely beautiful regardless. It's interesting to me, because I normally treasure my alone time more than anything, but I think I just needed this, because I ended up finding this exploration day perfectly perfect.

Send me a tweet if you've ever been to Deep Cut Gardens and let me know if there are any gardens that I MUST visit sometime soon. Thank you as always for reading. xo

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