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.

Rudbeckia 'Minibeckia Flame'

Rudbeckia 'Minibeckia Flame'

Spider Plants

Spider Plants

Mums are here!

Mums are here!


We are open and you are welcome to walk around the nursery. 

Nursery Hours:

Mon.-Sat. from 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m.

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

Order Online for Curbside Pick-Up, offered Monday - Sunday 

Order Online for Delivery, offered Monday - Friday.

20% off Shrubs & Trees

Sale runs from Friday, September 25th. through Friday, October 9th.

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.



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.


Container Planting 

On-Site Soil & Mulch Loading

Premium Soil & Mulch Deliveries

Curbside Pick-Up

Plant Deliveries

Gardening & Growing Tips

Private Workshops

Perennial of the Month - Vernonia

This tall (4’+) perennial thrives as a background plant, standing straight and showcasing its purple flowers from late summer to the killing frosts. Vernonia is fond of damp locations and is often seen growing wild along the banks of marshes. Sun-loving, it is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Heat and humidity tolerant, Vernonia is at its best planted in drifts to display its remarkable purple flowers.

Plant your Bulbs

Now is the time to plan for those first splashes of color which will be so welcome after whatever winter throws at us this year! Tuck-In-Bulbs are small, and easy to plant.  Tuck them into rock gardens, pop them under trees or scatter them at the edge of the lawn. All these bulbs are available at Acer Gardens. You can have blooms from late March to early May! Garlic is also available.  More Bulbs coming Labor Day Weekend!

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. 

Online Store Sale on the Carlotta Fountain

Enter Promo Code SAVE30 at checkout to receive 30% off your new fountain.  Sale runs through Saturday, 9/12/2020.  

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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Rudbeckia 'Minibeckia Flame'

This brand new flowering perennial grows 3' tall and wide and produces 4-5" flowers!