Flower Pod is truly a unique facility – and one we are all extremely proud of.

A 1.5-acre site, surrounded by farmland on the edge of Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst campus, our horticultural social enterprise provides outdoor therapeutic sessions. Here, our clients (with the support of staff and local volunteers), grow and sell beautiful cut flowers, enjoy learning horticultural and floristry skills, and gain in confidence; building the capabilities needed for independent living.

Flower Pod also is a place to relax, build new friendships, enjoy physical activity and get close to nature.

This very special site also generates much-needed income for Reach through the sale of flowers to the community and beyond. Our flowers are bought for weddings, funerals, events and celebrations. We also make our own environmentally-friendly, natural petal confetti.  Flower Pod is hugely popular with customers who love being able to buy locally grown flowers whilst supporting Reach.

Click here to buy your bouquets, centrepieces and confetti today!

Flower Pod is available for hire to corporate clients and for events. We host corporate teams for volunteering activities. Organisations including Marks & Spencer, Experian and Boots repeatedly join us, with many more coming along throughout the year, all telling us how rewarding a day with us is.

If you would like to order your flowers, get involved as a client, carer, volunteer or donor, visit the Flower Pod site or call 01636 918271.

Find us at: Home Farm, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QL. Call us on 01636 918271.

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!

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Please note the timetable is subject to change and there is a waiting list for some sessions.

Sessional rates vary. Adults with learning disabilities may be eligible to receive personal budgets from Nottinghamshire County Council to pay for sessions. For more details on the personal budget process please contact 01636 819066. We can sometimes offer places on funded projects at lower sessional rates.

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CONGRATULATIONS Lucy and Grant, winners of the first (but will it be only)?! Quirky Quiz via Zoom..
Here’s Lucy a couple of weeks ago, receiving her flowers - not just any old flowers - but Flower Pod flowers!!
These clever Nightingales will have a gorgeous, seasonal arrangement each month with love from Flower Pod.
THANK YOU ALL for taking part.. (Florrie is busy testing more random and quite possibly, inedible sandwiches) 😜 x
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CONGRATULATIONS Lucy and Grant, winners of the first (but will it be only)?! Quirky Quiz via Zoom..
Here’s Lucy a couple of weeks ago, receiving her flowers - not just any old flowers - but Flower Pod flowers!! 
These clever Nightingales will have a gorgeous, seasonal arrangement each month with love from Flower Pod.
THANK YOU ALL for taking part.. (Florrie is busy testing more random and quite possibly, inedible sandwiches) 😜 xImage attachment

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That doesn’t look like any old sister. She looks like my sister !!

2 days ago

Flower Pod Southwell

This Volunteers' Week, we’re more thankful than ever for the resilience our volunteers give to Flower Pod.

Our rose beds were planted by volunteers - all 50-odd plants. Last October, in the wind and the rain, volunteers mulched them with manure. In March a volunteer spent his very first morning at Flower Pod painstakingly pruning them. They might be swamped by weeds right now - after 8 weeks without our generous, tireless Flower Podders. But thanks to all that work, they have deep roots and so will survive.

And our clients will cut these flowers and make confetti from the petals - a therapeutic, creative and accessible activity.

We’ve missed you all and can’t wait to see you in garden again and want to say THANK YOU!

#volunteersweek
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I've missed you too! How are the peonies doing this year? I spent quite a few hours with clients splitting and weeding them. Mine at home have enjoyed the same attention 😊

Meadow music to celebrate the first day of (meteorological) summer.

Sound switched on is a must!

While we’re closed we’re posting snippets of the garden to distract and relax anyone that needs it.

#30secondsofsummer
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#nevermoreneeded
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Could listen to that on a loop all day long 💕

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.

#nevermoreneeded
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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.

#30secondsofspring
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Those cornflowers are wonderful!

Looks fabulous 😊

Absolutely beautiful 😍

Gorgeous and so peaceful.

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