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.

Fantastic delivery, great quality top soil and I will definitely use again.
Nick BJuly 2017
Prompt efficient service, polite and helpful staff.
Anjali DharJanuary 2018
Excellent service, helpful with delivery and I would definitely use again.
Stephen BMay 2017
Excellent quality and consistency of the chipping. Delivery was amazingly fast – ordered on the Sunday night and delivered the following afternoon.
John CharltonMarch 2018
We have been using Singletons for a number of years and have bought turf, topsoil and sleepers for the garden. A very efficient business.
Mr SJune 2017
Excellent quality turf and very reasonably priced. Ordered turf and other items from here a couple of times and always received great service and high quality products. One of the best nurseries in the midlands! Thank you.
Joe FoleySeptember 2017
I ordered turf and it came the next day, the driver was most helpful. A few days later I rang in the morning and said I could do with topsoil but wanted it that day. I was told they would try and then he came back on the phone to tell me it would be today after all and it was, I was over the moon, very rare. This is the third time I’ve used them and will go back to them again when I’m ready to do the top half of my garden later. Grass looks quality and the cheapest I could find.
Daniel CartinDecember 2017
The turf was freshly cut, of excellent quality and a good price – I was so glad I went local after searching the internet.
Jim PageOctober 2017
Prompt delivery service, with friendly staff and excellent choice of plants and gardening products.
Mrs LMay 2017
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 FMay 2017
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