Acer Gardens is open seven days a week throughout the dog days of summer. We have color and texture as far as the eye can see, as well as shady spaces to rest from the hot sun.



Annuals will brighten up any garden and will stay in full bloom from summer throughout the fall season.  Flowering and foliage annuals are available for sunny and shady area.  These bright and unusual annuals are also great for mixed container.  Acer Gardens grows over 700 different varieties of annuals!

Workshops & Events

Acer hosts garden workshops and events throughout the year, to teach and delight. Many of our events and lectures are free of charge, and our guided workshops include all of the materials you need to create your garden masterpiece.

Garden Products

Hard-scaping and proper care are just as important as the flowers and foliage you choose. Acer offers a wide selection of bagged and bulk materials to support your garden, as well as ready to use fertilizers and pest control products. Soil and mulch can also be delivered on request! 

Succulents & Houseplants

Hardy and Tender Succulents are available in 2" pots, 4.5" pots, and 6" hanging baskets.  Most succulents enjoy a sunny spot during the summer, and make wonderful gifts. We also grow a variety of foliage tropicals, ferns and other houseplants.


Our perennial benches and greenhouses are filled with color from frost to frost, and Summer is their time for glory. Whether you are looking for native pollinator favorites, or exotic flowers and foliage, we have hardy plants that will thrive in your garden.

Vegetable Starts

Acer Gardens is your “go to” place for vegetable seeds and starter plants. Knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you choose what you need to make your vegetable growing a pleasure. Early summer is the optimal time to plant warm season veggies like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squash.

Flowering Shrubs

Shrubs and trees add structure to the garden, and summer flowering shrubs offer an extra pop of color and height. In addition to flowers, many varieties offer multi-season interest, such as colorful berries or peeling bark. With proper watering, they can be planted at any time.

Mixed Containers

Our mixed annual containers make decorating for summer parties and gatherings as easy as picking out a pot! With regular water and a bit of fertilizer, our pre-planted containers should offer effortless color through the summer heat. Designed and planted right here at the nursery

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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