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.

Seasonal Color

We are open!  You are welcome to walk around the nursery or use our curbside pick-up option. 

Mon.-Sat. from 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 4th, closing at 12:00 p.m. due to inclement weather expected for our area.

The Perennial Sale Corner
When you are at the nursery, be sure to stop at our perennial sale corner. With a constantly changing selection, you never know what you'll find to add to your garden! All plants, regardless of size, are just $6.50
20% off Roses
Running through Friday, August 7th.

Look ahead to late summer and fall and see the subtle color shifts that come to many gardens.  Tucking in some fall-blooming plants will help you extend bloom time and may add a new dimension to your flower beds.



20% off Butterfly Bushes
Running through Friday, August 7th.
Nursery Services

Container Planting 

On-Site Soil & Mulch Loading

Premium Soil & Mulch Deliveries

Plant Deliveries

Gardening & Growing Tips

Private Workshops

25% off Shepherd Hooks and Tomato Cages
Running through Friday, August 7th.
25% off 9" Musa 'Zebrina
A banana plant grown for its ornamental foliage. The slender plant grows 5-8 feet and will grow well in containers.  'Zebrina' has green and red mottling on the top of its leaves and solid maroon coloring on the bottom.  Can be cut back and brought in during the winter. Zone 9-11

Perennial of the Month - August

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)


Zone:  3-9                   Height: 2-4’              Spread:  1 - 2’


Enormously attractive to hummingbirds, Lobelia cardinalis features deep red flowers and prefers moist soil in full sun to partial shade. Attractive to butterflies and bees, Lobelia cardinalis may even self-seed. Thin green leaves lend texture to the border.

Perennial of The Year- Aralia 'Sun King'

'Sun King' is all about color and brightening up a shady space. In partial shade, the leaves take on a brilliant golden yellow color, deepening to a chartreuse green in full shade. Tiny white flowers float among the foliage, giving way to clusters of black berries in the fall. Big and bold, 'Sun King' can reach 3' tall by 3' wide, and is stunning filler for the middle of the perennial garden. Pairs beautifully with Hosta and Astilbe.

Order Online for Bulk Material Delivery: Mulch and our Topsoil/Compost Blend

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. 

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. 

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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