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

Even though our centres must remain closed for now, we continue to support people with learning disabilities and their families. Our crisis response support includes interactive online socials and courses, telephone welfare calls, distribution of activity and welfare packs, help to source vital supplies and support to trouble-shoot problems.

The pandemic and lockdown present particular challenges to people with learning disabilities and their families. Some are facing crisis situations. To meet this urgent need our expert staff are trialling safe ways to use our centres to support people at risk. All activity is thoroughly risk assessed by senior managers and complies with latest government guidelines on supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. Our Reach Care staff continue to support people with learning disabilities on a one-to-one basis in their homes; we work closely with Nottinghamshire County Council and other agencies to co-ordinate our activities, ensuring that all recommended hygiene and safety practice is observed.

Please contact our Head Office on 01636 819066 if you have urgent questions regarding our service provision or e-mail info@reachuk.org.

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Is this poppy painting or dancing?

While we’re closed, we’re posting snippets from the garden for simple, mindful moments. Put your headphones on for the bird and the bee song.

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Lovely! Do you have any idea when you may be opening again? I know it's probably difficult to say but I would love to come and do some volunteer garden work 🙂

Beautiful xx

Things are starting to crescendo...

Lockdown might be starting to feel long and slow. But nature is gathering pace, and even though we’re closed we’ll keep posting snippets of the garden to help relax and distract anyone that needs it. Follow us on Instagram @FlowerPod_Official for more.

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Gorgeous and so peaceful.

Those cornflowers are wonderful!

Looks fabulous 😊

Absolutely beautiful 😍

Mellow yellow.

While we’re closed we’re posting snippets of the garden to distract and relax anyone that needs it. This one just for pure, simple cheerfulness to mark #NationalHealthAwarenessWeek.

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Alasdair Sutherland and I enjoyed our leisurely stroll around Flowerpod this afternoon .We have missed it so much .We were there to pick up the beautiful bouquet our daughter Lucy and her husband Grant won on the Quirky Quiz . A lovely prize and they were delighted when I delivered it yesterday afternoon at a social distance in these strange times .💐😊

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