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.
Summer Planters & Hanging Baskets
We now have a great selection of summer baskets and planters on sale. Perfect for providing some instant colour to the patio. You’ll find a mix of different style pots, baskets, plants and colour schemes. These have all been put together by hand and grown on the nursery too!
Summer Bedding Season is Here!
With the weather warming up nicely we now have a full selection of summer bedding plants, hanging baskets, vegetables plants (inc tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, chilli’s and more) out on sale. We also have a great range of ceramic, terracotta and wooden planters, compost and gravel. Pretty much everything you need to make your garden look great this summer!
In order to reduce queuing times and help with social distancing, we now have an outside pay station with two tills.
Veg Box Delivery Service
For our customers who are self-isolating and unable to leave the house, we are now able to provide a Veg Box delivery service. Click through to our online shop to select yours today!
Corona Virus Shopping Information
To ensure social distancing can be maintained, we are limiting the number of visitors within the site at anyone time and allowing only two people per group to enter the site and only one person within the shop. If you come with someone else they will be asked to wait outside.
In order to assist customers in maintaining a safe distance, we have installed barriers and employed a one-way system. We ask that you follow the signage put in place to help you navigate your way around. When you queue in the shop and at the tills, we ask that you wait on the lines and within boxes marked on the floor.
We are offering a Veg Box delivery service for customers located in AL1, AL3, AL4, AL5 postcode areas. Please see click on the veg box in the window at the top of this page to make your selection.
Unfortunately, we are not able to carry out deliveries of plants, compost and other gardening items at this time.
Plants & Sundries:
We have a good range of bedding and vegetable plants in stock at this time, but please be aware stock availability fluctuates depending on our deliveries.
With all our staff busy on the shop floor and tills, we may not be able to take answer the phone at busy times. If you can’t get through try calling again later. Alternatively, you can contact us via email using the ‘Contact Us’ tab on our website. We will try to reply as soon as we can but it could be later that day or the following morning if we are busy.
The Potting Shed cafe:
The Potting Shed Cafe remains closed at this time. We will make an announcement on our website and Facebook page when we are planning to re-open.
We thank you for your patience and support over the past few months.
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus the Potting Shed cafe is closed at this time.
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.
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.