Established in 1923, Carpenter’s Nursery & Farm Shop is one of Hertfordshire’s most popular family-run garden centres. Our popular Farm Shop offers a wide range of groceries, drinks, treats and home-grown veggies, with many products supplied by local producers. Our award winning cafe 'The Potting Shed', offers freshly prepared breakfast, brunch, lunch, teas, coffee and cakes, and is a popular destination for the residents of St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn and beyond.
Christmas Gift Ideas!
Great Selection of Christmas Decorations
Christmas Food & Treats!
'Tis the Season for Christmas Cheer at Carpenter’s Nursery!
The holiday season has arrived at Carpenter’s Nursery, spreading festive joy throughout our gardens and greenhouses. We have decked our halls with boughs of holly and transformed our nursery into a winter wonderland, ready for you and your family to explore. This Christmas, we are excited to offer an enchanting selection of holiday décor, delicious edible treats, and Christmas trees to make your celebrations merry and bright.
Festive Decorations Galore
Our Christmas displays are fully stocked with gorgeous ornaments, lights, and decorations from some of the most best designers and brands. We are proud to offer holiday collections from Gisela Graham, Wrendale Designs, Noma Lights, Glick, Ashleigh & Burwood, St Eval, Swole Panda, Nobile Glassware, Sara Miller, and Pom this year.
Their creations range from elegant glass baubles handcrafted in Poland to ceramic Christmas trees straight from the English countryside. We also have sweet home accessories like feather tree skirts, embroidered stockings, and holiday candles that will instantly cosy up your home.
If you are hoping to create a magical winter look at home, come and browse our festive displays. You will find everything you need, from cute Santa toys, owls, and toadstools to decorations to brighten up your tree. The hardest thing will be deciding which of these lovely ornaments and decorations is right for your home.
Beyond our fabulous decorations, we have Christmas lights from Noma to brighten up your home and garden. Choose from our range of energy-efficient LEDs, available in both warm white and multicolored. Icicle lights, net lights, tree-wraps – we have every shape and size you need to create a breathtaking winter wonderland.
While Christmas lights are an essential accessory for the Christmas tree, there are plenty of other ways you can use them to decorate your home. Hang some pretty string lights along the banister, net lights across a ceiling, and icicle lights from your gutters. We stock indoor and outdoor decorative lights in all colours and designs. Red, white, blue – you name it, we have them.
Edible Holiday Treats
What is Christmas without some tasty treats? Our Farm Shop is overstocked with delicious foods that will have your family cheering all season long. Choose from our assortment of holiday cookies, artisan chocolates, fruit cakes, nuts, cheeses, crackers, sweet breads, granola, honey, jams, specialty teas, oils, sauces, nibbles, beers and more. With many hand-selected from local producers.
Treat yourself to a foodie gift basket or savor one of our premade gift tins brimming with Christmas biscuits, fudge, chocolate-dipped pretzels, panettone, stollen, fig cakes, and more.
For the adults, we also have mulled wine mixes, craft beers boxes from local breweries, fruit wines, ciders, and dozens of mini liquor bottles that can be incorporated into a one-of-a-kind gift basket. And what holiday gathering is complete without a heaping tray of mince pies? Even if you don’t like them, you need to have some ready for Santa when he comes on Christmas Eve. We also sell carrots for the reindeer, so stock up on those too. We wouldn’t want poor Rudolph to go hungry on the busiest night of the year!
We have everything you need in the Carpenter’s Nursery shop to make your own Christmas hamper. Food hampers make great gifts for loved ones. Stock up on mulled wine, mince pies, and boxes of gourmet chocolates so you can put together a hamper filled with treats for your relative or friend.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a gingerbread house. Buy one for the kids so they can decorate it as a fun afternoon project. Or, if you are feeling peckish, buy some festive cookies decorated as reindeer and Santas. We guarantee you won’t leave our Christmas shop without succumbing to the temptation of something sweet!
Looking for some small treats for the kids? Pick up some milk chocolate stars or chocolate Santas. These are great stocking fillers for kids with a sweet tooth. Mum and Dad will also like them if they are eaten with a nice bottle of mulled wine.
Choose & Cut Christmas Trees
What tree will be the crown jewel of your family room this year? We have now received our large shipment of beautiful Fraser and Nordmann firs, with over 1,200 trees available in varying shapes, sizes and prices.
Check out all the trees we have until you find "the one" – that perfect Christmas tree your family will cherish. The crisp winter air fills with notes of nostalgia and the refreshing scent of fir.
Non-drop Nordman and Fraser firs are ideal for busy homes, as they won’t drop pine needles all over the floor. You can enjoy your tree without having to vacuum up the needles every day. Our trees are pot-grown and freshly cut – take your pick and select a tree that’s just the right size for whichever room you plan to display it in.
All you need to do is transport your tree home for decorating. If you choose a living potted Christmas tree, you can enjoy it indoors over the holidays and then plant it in your garden come springtime for years of memories. We also offer delivery up to 5 miles for a small charge.
However you celebrate this Christmas, Carpenter’s Nursery is ready to deck your halls with beautiful decorations, edible treats, and festive greenery. Bring your family to embrace the holiday spirit wandering through our cosy Christmas shop and festive nursery. As well as Christmas goodies and Christmas trees, you can browse all the usual things we sell. And if you need any advice on plants, just ask one of the Carpenter’s Nursery team. We are always happy to help our customers and nothing is ever too much trouble.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
Potting Shed Café
One of the most renowned Hertfordshire garden centre cafes, the award winning ‘The Potting Shed' serves delicious breakfast, brunch and contemporary lunch dishes, made with our own grown and locally sourced produce. You can make reservations via the Potting Shed website. We also accept walk-in customers at any time of day. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We have an extensive selection of plants, seeds, bulbs, composts, pots & containers, chemicals, feeds & fertilisers and garden tools to help you care for your garden. We also make-up our own hanging baskets, tubs and planters for balconies, roof gardens and patios. We offer kiln dried logs & firewood for domestic log burners and open fires, kindling wood, smokeless coal and charcoal as well as Calor gas, briquettes and fire starters.