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  •  St Albans - Harpendens premier garden centre
  •  Hertfordshire’s oldest farm shop
  •  Award winning cafe & food

About us

Established since 1923, Carpenter’s is one of the oldest Garden Centres & Farm Shops in Hertfordshire.  The family-run business is now run by James Carpenter the great-grandson of founder Fred Carpenter Senior and offers a wide range o products ranging from plants & compost to gifts, groceries and fuels. 

Our business has developed over the years with every generation whilst maintaining a friendly, family run feel.  We are proud to serve many loyal customers and their families, many of whom have been visiting us for decades.

Our team are passionate about what they do and aim to offer the best quality products and customer service.  We are still a working nursery, growing and cultivating ornamental and edible crops for the garden centre and farm shop.  We are passionate about supporting our community and the environment, and work with many independent local suppliers with a similar ethos and goals.

Established Since 1923

Fred Carpenter Jnr

Carpenter's Early 1970's

Plant Nursery