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.



Acer Gardens is open for the season! 

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

Curbside Pick-Up

Plant Deliveries

Gardening & Growing Tips

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Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince





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. 

Order Online for Curbside Pick-Up

Order all your favorite plants and gardening supplies on Acer's virtual nursery.  Curbside Pick-Up is available:


Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Acer's Plant of the Month: Primrose

Zone 4-8, Height: 8-15”, Spread: 6-12”

These early spring bloomers prefer light shade and rich, well-drained soil full of humus. Available in a wide range of colors, Primroses multiply each year and may even re-bloom in the fall. Prune off dead leaves, spent blooms and water thoroughly during the summer months.

Learn Something New

Winter is the perfect time to dream about the future and learn something new. Check out our extensive collection of Garden Handouts and past newsletters to inspire you.   Pruning, Pollinator Gardens, Deer Resistant Plants and so much more! 

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. 

447 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT.

(860) 526-9056

Open, Mon-Sat 8:30-5pm, Sun 9:00-3pm

Mid March through Christmas Eve

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