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

Click to view full size

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.

Ordered at 12:30am from the website, got a call in the morning to arrange delivery and they arrived within the hour. Fast service and the delivery man stored them exactly where I wanted.
Wayne Owen23rd February 2019
Ordered 400 rolls of turf from them and was excellent service from when I ordered right up to when it was delivered on time. Excellent turf.
Richard Deathridge15th January 2019
Good website description of the item and the order was followed up by prompt delivery.
Keith Layton6th March 2019
Topsoil seems fine, not too many stones. Will see how well the plants grow. Delivery was excellent, appreciated having a fixed appointment made.
Amy Chen15th February 2019
I have purchased soil from you before so came back to you for another 2 tonnes. I was very pleased with it last time and I am again. I shall be purchasing another 2 tonnes soon as we haven’t yet finished our gardening project. It is lovely soil. Thank you.
Lynda Jones18th February 2019
I ordered 3 large bags of topsoil on Thursday and it was delivered the next day as requested. The soil was excellent quality and value for money, the online ordering was quick and simple and I received a follow up call to confirm the delivery date and confirmation of where I asked for the soil to be dropped off. Overall great service and price.
Mark Bennett19th January 2019
Well laid out nursery. Clean and tidy. Fantastic coffee shop in The Potting Shed. Pleasant atmosphere. Helpful staff.
Gill Goldsmith11th January 2019
Quality soil. Purchase went well from ordering to delivery.
David Edwards9th January 2019
Singletons always have something special and out of the ordinary. I’ve shopped for gifts and Christmas decor and I always seem to find just what I’m looking for. Well worth a visit.
Joan Gadd3rd Jauary 2019
Very pleasant place to shop and purchase all gardening requirements. Afternoon Tea in The Potting Shed well presented and value for money.
Susan Turk11th January 2019
More reviews

As recommended on TripAdvisor

0