20% off all Trees and Shrubs


Get a jump on late summer planting!

Sale runs from Thursday July 22nd through Sunday, August 1st.

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50% off Botanical Interest Seeds

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July, August, September Newsletter


Need to add something more to your garden? Enjoy reading our newsletter filled with information on summer & fall blooming shrubs and perennials. 

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 Hours

Monday - Saturday, 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.

Sunday 9:00a.m-3:00p.m.


If coming to the nursery from Route 9 do not take exit 5. Construction has begun on a bridge on Rte. 80 and the road is closed through August 26th.

Click below for alternate routes to nursery. 




Soil/Compost Blend & Mulch Delivery

Acer Gardens is offering online ordering for bulk delivery of our topsoil/compost blend and our bark mulch! Simply place your order through the website.  There is a 4 yard minimum order for delivery of materials.  Credit card payment will be taken when you place order. Click Order Now to check availability. 

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 for sale at the Nursery.

Call our office to mail a physical gift card out or order an eGift Card online. 

Ball & Burlap Tree Planting Guide

Enjoy our step by step tree planting video with Bill Harris.  For more detailed information, read our handout on Tree Planting. 


Container Planting 

On-Site Soil & Mulch Loading

Premium Soil & Mulch Deliveries

Plant Deliveries

Gardening & Growing Tips

Garden Talks & Tours