Our People

Jane Hufton
Flower Pod Centre Manager

Hello, I’m Jane…
There aren’t many mornings I wake up and think, ‘Oh no, I’ve got to go to work again’!
I am surrounded by great people, in a glorious setting, doing something I love.
Flower Pod embodies teamwork, commitment and a whole lot of fun.
Nurturing people is my passion – to be doing it in a garden? Dreamy!

Tina Aram
Customer Services Co-ordinator

I have been passionate about flowers and plants from an early age, I owned my first flower arranging book when I was nine and went on to study floristry as a career. I have worked in all aspects of the industry, as a retail florist and twenty years as a lecturer.

One of my proudest moments was in 2016 to be awarded a Silver Gilt Medal at the RHS Chelsea flower show for a floristry design I created

I love working with seasonal flowers, promoting the ethos of Flower Pod, my favourites include roses, scabious and tulips. A small team of ‘flowery’ volunteers help me to create floral designs for all occasions, from the simplest tied bunch to decorating large venues.

It’s the people that make Flower Pod what it is – a positive, calm and welcoming space. Without the dedication and passion of local people, Flower Pod would not be the success it is.

Our team is made up of staff with expertise in horticulture, floristry, adult education and learning disability support plus over 50 wonderful volunteers.

Click here if you’d like to get in touch with anyone from our team.