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 are curbside pick-up and delivery options.  We are only accepting credit cards at this time

Mon.-Sat. from 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, - 8:30 am to 4:00 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

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

New for Spring 2020, Acer Gardens will offer 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 and Delivery

Acer Gardens will offer Cool Season Vegetables, Pansies, Bulbs, Martha Washington Geraniums, Easter Lilies and Tabletop hydrangeas in all the Easter colors for Delivery or Curbside pick-up.  Perennial Flowers and  Perennial Grasses availabilty are also listed for pick up or delivery.  Potting Soil, mulch, compost, topsoil, straw and other garden products are available!  Will constantly be adding more to the store over the next week.

Pansies and Spring Bulbs are Here!

Pansies will add spring color to any yard.  These small spring bloomers are available in all different sizes and colors.  We carry large flowered pansies, ruffled pansies, and Johnny-jump-ups.  Spring bulbs are great cool season plants.  Pre-planted containers are available to brighten up any space.  We sell a variety of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and grape hyacinths.

Perennial of the Month - April

April: Dodecatheon meadia (Shooting Star)


Zone :   4-8       Height:         8-18”       Spread:   8-12”


Growing in a wide range of soil and shade/sun conditions, this spring native is at its best in native woodland or wildflower gardens. Naturally dying back in the summer, this flower really does resemble a shooting star and should be placed where its  white, pink or purple blooms can be easily seen and enjoyed.

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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