Welcome to Flower Pod!

Our unique social enterprise in Southwell, Nottinghamshire offers people with learning disabilities the opportunity to enrich their lives through horticulture. The flowers we cultivate are bought by local people, brightening up homes, businesses and celebrations throughout the community.

Explore our website to buy beautiful locally grown seasonal flowers for any occasion. We pledge to be ‘eco-friendly’, you will not find cellophane or floral foam used in our designs! We prefer to use natural papers, hessian, raffia and up-cycled fabric to tie and wrap in our unmistakable Flower Pod style.

While you are here why not donate to support our work, or even get involved in what we do?

We’d love to hear from you about your first or next visit to Flower Pod, so get in touch any time on 01636 918271 or drop us an e-mail.



Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Update 4th January 2021

Further to the Prime Minister’s statement on 4th January, we can confirm that Reach’s day centres, including Flower Pod Southwell, will continue to open as planned. We have reviewed the government’s latest guidance relating to health and social care provision. Extra measures are in place to keep our clients, staff and volunteers well. All activities comply with latest government Covid-19 regulations and are monitored closely.

Our senior management team will keep the situation under constant review and our Centre Teams will be in touch with clients and/or carers in case of any change.

In addition to activities at our centres, our innovative and popular alternative service includes online socials and courses, telephone welfare calls, and delivery of activity and wellbeing packs. We are also supporting family carers through online, telephone and face-to-face communication.

To find out more about current day services at Flower Pod please contact Jane Hufton, Centre Manager at jane.hufton@reachuk.org or telephone 01636 918271.

To find out more about our support for unpaid carers please contact Catherine Shatwell, Carers Matter Manager at Catherine.shatwell@reachuk.org or telephone 07715 648691.

To find out more about the difference your donations make please see our Crisis Response page. Or click to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved today.



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Learning about how to look after poorly houseplants, sowing seeds, willow weaving, pruning apple trees and recycling.Just some of the work we’ve been up to this week! Even Juliet, the cat, is exhausted just watching us! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Oliver and his family for the donation of this lovely pear tree which the Tuesday gang planted in the wildlife garden today. And another one is winging it’s way to Flower Pod Newark!

Oliver’s mum said “the aim was to bring hope and happiness and as the gardens do just that to everyone that visits I hope it flourishes and enhances what already is growing.”
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Thank you to Oliver and his family for the donation of this lovely pear tree which the Tuesday gang planted in the wildlife garden today. And another one is winging it’s way to Flower Pod Newark!  Oliver’s mum said “the aim was to bring hope and happiness and as the gardens do just that to everyone that visits I hope it flourishes and enhances what already is growing.”Image attachmentImage attachment

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Lovely to see Oliver x

How lovely , what a good idea this is from Oliver and his family !

What a lovely gesture Christine Martin xx👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Oh,it’s Oliver good to see you dear. X🌳

BIG thanks to Ben and Matt of Minster Roofing for volunteering their time to fit a special liner to our nearly ready composting toilet. This waterproof membrane will allow us a living garden on the roof. Swanky or what?!
In the face of adversity, a small group of dedicated Flower Pod volunteers have been beavering away throughout the year and in all weathers, but fitting the roof liner at these giddy heights was a step too far!
Serious gratitude Minster Roofing, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Watch out for our loo story, coming your way soooooon!
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BIG thanks to Ben and Matt of Minster Roofing for volunteering their time to fit a special liner to our nearly ready composting toilet. This waterproof membrane will allow us a living garden on the roof. Swanky or what?! 
In the face of adversity, a small group of dedicated Flower Pod volunteers have been beavering away throughout the year and in all weathers,  but fitting the roof liner  at these giddy heights was a step too far! 
Serious gratitude Minster Roofing, we couldn’t have done it without you! 
Watch out for our loo story, coming your way soooooon!Image attachment

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Well done guys!

Benjamin Clarke good on you.

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