Major improvements are on the way at a popular garden centre.

Notcutts in Hatfield Road, Smallford, has announced it will be redeveloping its restaurant and shop to create a "fresh and contemporary" shopping and dining experience.

Plans include a new, larger restaurant which will be able to seat up to 150 people, and include an outdoor terrace with a children's play area.

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The shop will be refurbished, a pet centre Guinea Pig World will be created, and there will be new customer toilets.

Work is underway and the project is expected to be completed later this year.

Chris Holt, general manager at Notcutts St Albans, said: "We are very excited to be investing in major improvements at our garden centre to provide customers with a fresh and contemporary shopping and dining experience.

"Notcutts St Albans Garden Centre will continue to remain open as usual and we will keep disruption to a minimum but we ask customers to please bear with us in the meantime. We look forward to unveiling our brand new look to all of our customers later this year."