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: 

Mon. - Sat., 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.

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




Container Planting 

On-Site Soil & Mulch Loading

Premium Soil & Mulch Deliveries

Plant Deliveries

Gardening & Growing Tips

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Order online for Delivery of Bulk Soil/Compost Blend & Mulch

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. 

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Acer's Plant of the Month: Astilbe

Zone 4-8 ,  Height: 6-36”,  Spread: 18-30”


Feathery plumes in white, pink, lavender or red will give colorful bloom for much of the summer, depending on the variety. Easy to grow, and very hardy, Astilbes prefer a site which receives light to moderate shade with moist, well-draining soil. As the season advances, supplemental watering and a dense mulch may be necessary as they do not react well to drought conditions. Deer resistant, this plant attracts butterflies and will form well-rounded clumps. Divide overgrown clumps every 3-4 years.

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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.