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.

Amazing service and top quality product, I’ll be back!
Luke BillingMay 2018
Excellent service and good value for money.
Rod StarkeyMay 2018
Wonderful warm customer service. All staff went above & beyond & not in an over the top way. Great prices & great food in the cafe! A lovely morning!
Soesen EdanApril 2018
What a great nursery! The staff are unbelievable in their customer service! Great selection of affordable pots and some fantastic pricing for shrubs, will be back again.
Kim RoutleyApril 2018
The quality of the turf purchased was very good and has been laid out new lawn looks a treat.
Susan RegenApril 2018
Great product and a reasonable price too
Steven GranthamApril 2018
Good turf and helpful straight forward website to do on line purchase.
Heather BellApril 2018
Best priced oak sleepers. Delivered when said. Fast friendly professional service.
Paul StephensApril 2018
Excellent service. Delivered on day requested.
Barry GoldsbyApril 2018
Excellent quality and consistency of the chipping. Delivery was amazingly fast – ordered on the Sunday night and delivered the following afternoon.
John CharltonMarch 2018
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