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.



Just like the plants in your garden, Acer Gardens takes a short break for the winter.  The greenhouses and nursery are closed, and will reopen for retail sales the last week in March, Until then, keep dreaming of spring! 


If you need to contact us, our office is open.

Seasonal Color
39th. CT. Flower & Garden Show

This year, the show features "CT. Springs into Earth Day" from February 20-23, 2020, Join us at corner booth #731 & #733 in the vendor section of the CT Convention Center, and explore our seasonal offerings of succulents, perennials, annuals and mini shrubs, as well as garden gifts. We will be raffling off 5 $50.00 gift cards!

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. Even though we are closed for the season, you can contact us by email or phone and we would be happy to mail a gift card to that special someone.

This quiet time of the year is ideal for reflection and planning for the season ahead. View our Winter Newsletter for inspiration and other ideas to improve your garden.

Don't forget to spray Wilt-Stop on your evergreens and keep up with Repellents on certain plants that may be tempting to the wildlife this winter.

NEW- Order Online For Bulk Material Delivery

New for Spring 2020, Acer Gardens will offer online ordering for bulk delivery of topsoil/compost blend or mulch! Simply place your order through the website, and we will call you to confirm the details. There is a 4 yard minimum order for delivery of materials.

Nursery Services

Container Planting 

On-Site Soil & Mulch Loading

Premium Soil & Mulch Deliveries

Plant Deliveries

Gardening & Growing Tips

Private Workshops

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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