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





May Annual Container Workshops


Workshops are back for the 2021 season! The Annual Container workshop is designed to help you increase the beauty of your garden. Choose from pre-selected containers, and pick beautiful annuals to be used in your planter. We'll show you many ways to combine different plants for a big impact.

Click Register Now to sign up for a workshop date.  Credit Card Payment will be taken when you Register for the event

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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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.

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Acer's Plant of the Month: Aquilegia

Zone 3-9, Height: 18”, Spread: 12”-24"

These lovely woodland plants do best in a location with partial sun or dappled shade. Give them well-draining soil, not too wet, with lots of room to spread. Water when the soil is dry; monthly light fertilizing will encourage thick foliage. Once established, this perennial will readily multiply and self-sow. Regular deadheading will encourage repeat bloom. Columbines are available in a wide range of colors and are a great favorite with hummingbirds and bees. The plants will also do well in containers but will need more frequent watering.

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.