Welcome to Acer Gardens

We are a family owned and operated retail nursery on 18 acres in Deep River, CT. Acer grows over 1,800 varieties of perennials and annuals, as well as numerous varieties of shrubs and trees. We are known for our extensive selection of Japanese Maples, hence the Latin name Acer.

Nursery Services

Container Planting 

On-Site Soil & Mulch Loading

Premium Soil & Mulch Deliveries

Plant Deliveries

Gardening & Growing Tips

Private Workshops

Plant Diagnostics


Mon. - Sat, 8:30 - 5:00 p,m.

Sunday, 8:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Seasonal Color
Holiday Workshops

Start the season right by joining us this November and December in a warm greenhouse for one of our holiday workshops. Design a festive mixed poinsettia or reindeer container for your tabletop centerpiece, mantle or hearth. Embellish a fresh balsam wreath for season-long enjoyment and welcome visitors to your house by creating a large outdoor green arrangement.

Amaryllis and Paperwhites are Here!

Bring a touch of spring indoors with our easy to care for paperwhite bulbs. Planted in stone or glass, simply add water to your container, and watch your flowers grow. Small white, fragrant daffodil flowers bloom abundantly for weeks and weeks.  Amaryllis are delightful bulbs that come in an array of colors, from white to pink, and even red stripes! Our top grade bulbs are sold individually or pre-potted for easy enjoyment. Amaryllis make it feel like spring even in these cold, dark months, and often continue to bloom through the winter. 

NEW- Order Online For Pickup or Delivery

New for 2019, Acer Gardens now offers online ordering for local deliveries or pre-orders for nursery pickup! Send a poinsettia to a local loved one, or order your decor for an upcoming event. Simply place your order through the website, and we'll call you to confirm the details.

Gift Cards

Need a gift for a friend or family member who loves plants and the outdoors?  We offer gift cards, with no expiration date, that can be used on anything at the Nursery.  Gift cards can be purchased at the nursery or over the phone. 

447 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT.

(860) 526-9056

Open Mon-Sat 8:30-5pm, Sun 8:30-4pm

Mid March through Christmas Eve

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