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
We are open (normal open hours).
Please be advised that we are seeing higher visitor numbers than normal and at busy times you may have to queue outside the shop. Friday and Saturday are our busiest days, so if you would rather avoid queuing you may want to consider visiting on another day.
Before planning your visit, please heed government advice and consider whether your trip is essential. We ask that you don’t come to ‘browse’. Our aim is to ensure customers can come and purchase the goods they require safely and swiftly without putting themselves, other customers and members of staff at risk.
To maintain the recommended social distance of 2 metres the number of customers permitted to enter our site and shop is limited. We politely ask that you come to shop alone on with one other person, please leave other family members/ loved ones and pets at home. We are allowing only two people per household to enter the site and 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 whilst entering the site and shop, 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 whilst your items are rung up by the cashier.
We are receiving our daily deliveries of fruit, veg, meat, bread, eggs and other essentials. We receive our bread, flour and yeast deliveries from Redbournbury Mill on Tuesdays and Fridays. We receive deliveries of plain flour and self-raising flour from our other supplier everyday but we aren’t able to source strong bread flour at this time.
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 phone calls. If you can’t get through try calling later in the afternoon. 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 the following day if we are busy and on the weekends.
The Potting Shed cafe:
The Potting Shed is now closed and will remain so until the government eases its restrictions on cafes/ restaurants and allows us to open again.
We thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time.
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.