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.


We are open!  You are welcome to walk around the nursery or use our curbside pick-up option.  We are only accepting credit cards at this time

Mon.-Sat. from 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m.

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


Spring is here and it's time to get outside and work in your gardens. 

Read our newsletter for a complete list and helpful tips for all your spring garden chores. 


Nursery Services

Container Planting 

On-Site Soil & Mulch Loading

Premium Soil & Mulch Deliveries

Plant Deliveries

Gardening & Growing Tips

Private Workshops

Seasonal Color
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. 

Order Online for Curbside Pick-up 

Acer Gardens will offer an assortment of annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs for Curbside pick-up.  Potting Soil, mulch, compost, topsoil, straw and other garden products are available! 

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.

Perennial of the Month - June

Penstemon digitalis (Beard Tongue)


Zone: 3-8          Height: 3-5’                  Spread: 1.5 - 2’


Grown in full sun and well-drained soil, this clump-producing native is particularly pleasing when planted at the edge of open woods. Foxglove-like spires in a wide range of colors bloom in late spring to early summer. The wide range of heights available make them good companions for many perennials. Hummingbirds find this plant hard to resist!

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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