Flower Pod is a garden full of flowers, surrounded by farmland on the edge of Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst campus. Focused on community, creativity and sustainability, it provides learning within 1.5 acres of green space.

Helping people with learning disabilities connect with both nature and their local community is at the heart of everything we do.

Clients enjoy gardening, wildlife, crafts, floristry, and other transferable skills that help people gain in confidence and to develop towards living more independently.

Flower Pod also is a place to relax, build new friendships and get some exercise in the fresh air, helping to promote positive emotional and physical wellbeing.

We welcome supporters who want to work with our clients or help in the garden. Many friendships have blossomed over the years as people have shared their skills and experience with Flower Pod and these ongoing relationships are crucial to what we do.

Volunteers help us produce seasonal flowers for individuals and small events, and we make environmentally friendly, natural petal confetti.

We host corporate volunteering activities for groups of between 6 – 20 people who can take part in tasks that help us improve and maintain our site. If you're an organisation that is committed to giving something back, why not give us a ring to see if we can help organise something to suit you?

To get involved as a client, carer, volunteer or donor, call 01636 918271.

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

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Jane Hufton
Flower Pod Centre Manager

Hello, I’m Jane…

At Flower Pod Southwell we love learning, and our clients develop skills for independence using our wonderful outdoor space. The focus is about positive relationships when connecting with people and the environment. Fun and teamwork are at the heart of what we do whilst looking after the flower garden and conserving the natural balance to protect and nurture everything in it.

We are very excited to be developing a wildlife area to offer people the chance to understand the importance of our ecosystem; become greener citizens and share our experience and knowledge with the community. Our generous volunteers assist our expert team to provide a wide variety of activities for you to enjoy.  It’s a safe, interesting, stimulating place to be and a place where you can be yourself.


Watch our short video to see Lucy and John talk about their volunteering experiences at Flower Pod Southwell

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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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20 hours ago

A great big 'Big Give' thank you to everyone who donated to our Big Give Christmas Challenge! Thank you also to our generous pledgers including Southwell & District Lions Club CIO and our Charity Champion, Monday Charitable Trust who made it possible for donations to be matched. We could not have reached our £30,000 target without everyone's support!

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A great big Big Give thank you to everyone who donated to our Big Give Christmas Challenge! Thank you also to our generous pledgers including Southwell & District Lions Club CIO and our Charity Champion, Monday Charitable Trust who made it possible for donations to be matched. We could not have reached our £30,000 target without everyones support!

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23 hours ago

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