Celebrating our 70 year heritage

Our Heritage

Singletons Nurseries is a family business established more than 70 years ago. John Singleton and his wife Claire work closely together at the family nursery. They both trained at Pershore Horticultural College in Growing and Production and Garden Design and Floristry.

A rare image of Singletons Nurseries, captured many years ago

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Established in 1947 by brothers Charles and Jack Kinder, the nursery started out as ‘Kinder Brothers at Harborne Lane Nurseries’. The brothers mainly grew exhibition chrysanthemums, vegetable plants and bedding plants. The business developed when the brothers bought a shop in Northfield for John’s mother, Emma Peggy Singleton. After leaving school, John went on to train at Pershore Horticultural College and, upon completing his studies, he took over the work of his uncles. It was at this point that he renamed the garden centre as Singletons, after his father Lionel Singleton.

The business moved to its current Lydiate Ash location in 2001, where it sits on 11 acres of land. Growing from strength to strength, business expansion has included more commercial growing, a landscaping division and most recently, the opening of The Potting Shed Café in 2016, which has been a great success.

Prompt delivery service, with friendly staff and excellent choice of plants and gardening products.
Had brilliant 40’s night 5th May. Lovely atmosphere group were great and really got everyone joining in. Food very inventive and enjoyable. We all fell in love with Charlie . Ready to book more events.
Susan Fvia The Best OfMay 2017
Excellent service, helpful with delivery and I would definitely use again.
Stephen Bvia The Best OfMay 2017
We have been using Singletons for a number of years and have bought turf, topsoil and sleepers for the garden. A very efficient business.
Excellent on time delivery and a very helpful delivery driver too.
J Wvia The Best OfJuly 2017
Fantastic delivery, great quality top soil and I will definitely use again.
Nick Bvia The Best OfJuly 2017
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