The best selection of Home Grown seasonal Vegetables in Hertfordshire
Great choice of bedding, perennial and vegetable plants
Situated on the north side of St Albans next to the village of Sandridge, Carpenter’s Nursery & Farm Shop is an independent family run garden centre that has been selling quality plants and home grown vegetables to consumers since 1923. With our team of knowledgeable staff we have become the destination of choice for gardeners in St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn and surrounding villages in Hertfordshire.
Corona Virus Shopping Information
Coronavirus Update (25th March)
Being an essential community shop, we remain open (normal open hours) and have a full selection of fresh produce within our Farm Shop.
Since the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday evening we have tightened our restrictions on the number of people permitted to enter the site and shop. Please see below for further details..
We are seeing a higher number of customers in the first 30-60 mins of the day. We recommend that you avoid coming at 9am if you can help it. We are not running out food so there is no need to be here early.
To maintain the recommended distance of 2 metres, the number of customers permitted within the shop will be limited to 12 people at anyone time.
• Only TWO persons visiting together are permitted to enter the site and only ONE of you will be permitted to enter the shop.
• Please keep behind the marked lines when queuing to enter the shop & at the tills. Wait outside the marked box at the tills whilst your items are rung up by the cashier.
• No Children (under 16yrs) or dogs are permitted to enter the site at this time. Please leave them at home or in the car.
We are still receiving our daily deliveries of fruit, veg, meat, bread, pasta and other essentials.
To ensure that we can supply as many of you as possible with the basic essentials, we are limiting sales of eggs, meat, flour, milk and bread.
Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer grocery deliveries. With the increased number of customers we are receiving in the shop and the huge amount of work involved in taking deliveries, processing sales and keeping the shop stocked, our staff are fully utilised. We are however looking at ways we could offer such a service in the coming weeks once we get through the initial busy period. If we can offer this we will make an announcement via our Facebook page and website.
With all our staff busy on the shop floor and tills, please be aware that we are not able to take phone calls between 9am- 3pm).
The Potting Shed cafe:
The Potting Shed is now closed and will remain so until the government eases its restrictions on cafes/ restaurants and allow us to open again.
We thank you for your patience and support during this difficult time. We are working as hard as we can to service the needs of the local community.
New season Veg Plants Now on Sale
Great range of winter Pansy’s & Violas
If you want to keep your garden looking great this winter you might want to consider planting some lush looking evergreen shrubs. We have a good range of Buxus, Taxus, Bays, Olives & more to choose from
Need fuel for your open fire, log burner or gas heater this winter? We are the largest stockist in St Albans for hardwood & kiln dried logs, coal & smokeless coal as well as Calor gas. Multi-buy deals available when you buy 3 or more bags of logs.
Looking for somewhere to meet a friend for coffee or lunch? Our café The Potting Shed serves Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon tea seven days a week. Click to find out more!
Looking for something tasty for dinner tonight? Call into our Farm Shop and choose from our great range of home grown veg, fresh bread, milk, handmade ready meals, delicious deserts, local cheeses, beers and more! With such a great selection we’re sure to have something to make your meal time special.
Our Veg Boxes
Plants and Gardening Supplies
We have one of the best range of plants, seeds, bulbs and gardening supplies St Albans has to offer. We stock a wide variety of ready to plant herbs, fruit trees, shrubs, vegetable and seasonal plants. Whether you’re planning on giving your garden a makeover or looking to plant something tasty for the kitchen, our experienced and knowledge staff will be able to help you select the plants to suit your needs.
With over 90 years’ experience we have hand-picked a fantastic range of composts, feeds, fertilisers and equipment from market leading suppliers to make sure your plants thrive.