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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Another fun packed week at Flower Pod has come to an end! As well as being busy in the garden, we’ve been making music (from watering cans and plant pots!) and creating our own flower art in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe. Gardening, art and music are all great for our well-being.Reach Care ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy faces all around xx

Feeling in need of some reassurance? Missing that bit of motivation? Well, the bees have emerged, drawn by the fragrance of the sweet box. And the bushes are buzzing! Meanwhile our clients are buzzy making mini composters, tying in autumn sown sweet peas and sowing seeds for a summer harvest.

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Bees 🐝 were in the garden in EB this afternoon. Beautiful day to be in the garden. Alasdair enjoyed himself this afternoon 😊

The scent is heady and full of hope x

It’s still freezing at Flower Pod but there are signs that Spring isn’t too far way. Several hardy clients spotted out in the garden too and a few keeping cosy indoors! ... See MoreSee Less

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See for yourself how donations to our @BigGive Christmas Challenge will make a difference to people with learning disabilities at our 5 centres in Newark, Mansfield and Southwell. Donate at https://bit.ly/35XfEUY.#ChristmasChallenge20 #NeverMoreNeeded

HELP US RAISE £40K so that you can make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities. Donations at https://bit.ly/35XfEUY could be doubled up to midday 8th Dec #ChristmasChallenge20 #NeverMoreNeeded #doubleyourdonation #onedonationtwicetheimpact

Thank you to Uniper Technologies for donating £400 through their Active 4 Charities employee fundraising scheme. Funds will be used toward Covid-19 secure equipment boxes at Flower Pod – helping us all to keep active and enjoy outdoor life safely. @uniper_energy

Donate to our Big Give Christmas Challenge from noon Tues 1st Dec to noon Tues 8th Dec and help people with learning disabilities like Kirsty to stay connected this Christmas. You can read more of Kirsty and Marlene's story on our website at http://ow.ly/MVbE50CtbCP #givingtuesday

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