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.

Easy ordering, efficient and friendly service.
Susan Matthews14th August 2018
The topsoil was in a really good condition – just what I needed. The delivery driver was extremely helpful in depositing the soil in the best position for us.
Matt Cook14th August 2018
Phoned to see when they could be delivered and the lady sorted out to be delivered that same day. Brilliant!
Martin Mallett4th August 2018
Friendly and efficient delivery service guys delivered my products right where they were asked to.
Steve Radford23rd July 2018
Railway sleepers are top notch.
Stuart Knight23rd July 2018
Very friendly phone customer service and fast delivery.
Malgorzata Bowyer18th July 2018
Excellent product and so easy to order.
Phil Priddy18th July 2018
Quality product as described and delivered on time.
K Singh25th June 2018
Great product. Much better than similar top soil purchased locally.
John Roundell24th June 2018
I came across Singletons online and ordered 10 railway sleepers which were by far the best value for money I had found following an extensive search. I ordered them Friday evening and they were delivered Saturday morning by an extremely polite, efficient and helpful delivery driver. I cannot believe the standard of service received. Well done Singletons, you outdid all the rest!
Bethany Venross20th June 2018
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