About Us

Middleton Nurseries are located in a village of Middleton in Staffordshire and have been growing plants since 1975. We are dedicated to growing a wide range of new and unusual herbaceous, Perennials, and rare breeds of salvia. We continue to have the best and unique varieties which we bring to the best plant shows around the UK first for the public to enjoy their beauty.

Middleton Nurseries was started back in 1975 by Stephan zako. In the beginning, Middleton Nurseries was a farm that allowed customers to pick their own strawberries. John Zako went into the family business after leaving Pershore college with a national diploma in horticulture. Using his expertise, he slowly transformed the business into one of the leading plant specialist nurseries with an extensive block of greenhouses, over 20,00 sq ft which was the backbone for the production of hardy perennial plants and shrubs for the sale to the public.

The Garden centre retail greenhouses were built in early 1992 which gave new expertise in retailing our plants and sundries. In addition to the greenhouses, we also added a coffee shop and restaurant in December 1998

In April 2012 the Zako family decided to sell the Retail/ Garden Centre portion of the business and kept the nursery which enabled John to focus on his true passion of growing and breeding plants. We have since grown to become one of the leading suppliers of hardy perennials specializing in salvias which we sell online and up and down the country at the RHS gardening shows each year.

Since 2021 Middleton Nurseries has been a third-generation family business after john’s son James joined the business