The Potting Shed Café is part of Singletons Nurseries, a family business established more than 70 years ago. John Singleton and his wife Claire work closely together at the family nursery and Claire is hands on in the day-to-day running of the Café.

Established in 1947 by brothers Charles and Jack Kinder, the nursery started out as ‘Kinder Brothers at Harborne Lane Nurseries’. 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 of course, the opening of The Potting Shed Café in 2016, which has been a great success.

Due to the popularity of the café, we will be extending further in the Autumn of 2017 to allow us to cater for more guests.

We attended the breakfast with Santa event last year which was just lovely. The breakfast was beautiful but obviously the kids favourite was the story and crafts with Mr and Mrs Claus! Highly recommend 😊
Karen Sutton7th October 2018
The afternoon tea the Potting Shed was excellent value for money. The service was outstanding and the quality of the sandwiches and cakes excellent. Would definitely recommend.
Jenny Shepherd5th October 2018
We had a wonderful afternoon tea today. A lovely chance to catch up over fantastic savouries and sweet treats. The tea and coffee flowed, as did the chat in The Potting Shed. The atmosphere was lovely. Thank you.
Anna Robertson2nd October 2018
Lovely service & food great location.
Marg Wren28th September 2018
Had my wedding afternoon here the end of July and it was amazing! The place looked stunning, the food was beautiful and we enjoyed a very relaxed wedding day because of you guys. Thank you so much.
Emily Hutchings9th August 2018
Great afternoon for the royal wedding and great atmosphere and tea.
Maria Hodgetts19th May 2018
We went yesterday and had afternoon tea after winning it as a competition prize, absolutely fantastic food, will definitely be returning!!
Claire Fletcher3rd May 2018
Came here for Easter Sunday lunch. The roast was beautiful and was served hot and with a smile. You kept my two year old entertained with stickers and balloons and crayons which I really appreciated. The cheese cake was top notch 🙂
Ruth Cartwright3rd April 2018
Had a lovely hot chocolate and cake, after a busy morning a beautiful beautiful place food looked amazing thank you.
Claire Pernet2nd April 2018
Had my amazing baby shower here yesterday, beautiful venue, food was lovely and staff are so kind and can’t do enough for you, will be going back once baby arrives, big thanks!
Rachel O'Brien25th March 2018
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