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.

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
Good quality and very reasonable price
Chris Brailey19th June 2018
Fast and very efficient service
Gregory Dyer18th June 2018
Good service, good communications and delivered on time.
Jason Thomas17th June 2018
The website was very clear and easy to place the order. The order was delivered on time and all the staff that I dealt with were extremely polite and helpful.
David Lloyd14th June 2018
Brilliant turf! After taking up an old patio, we had to lay turf in between our current lawn and it was a perfect match. Luscious and healthy. The staff at Singletons helped us get the rolls of turf into the car which was a massive help. Can’t recommend highly enough!
Cat Byrne13th June 2018
Good price and friendly service – thanks
Dene Kent6th June 2018
Great friendly service where you can talk direct to the nursery with any problems or queries – with quick delivery, can’t recommend highly enough.
Joanne Hearnshaw16th June 2018
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