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.

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

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Call us on 01636 918271.

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Nicola Bradley
Flower Pod Centre Manager

Hello, I’m Nicola…

I have a wealth of experience in several outdoor educational settings (and I'm a qualified Geography Secondary School Teacher!). But my real passion is gardening and I've previously volunteered in 2 community gardens. I'm also doing RHS Horticulture training to expand my knowledge. I'm looking forward to being able to put it into practice at Flower Pod Southwell.

 


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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Thankful Friday!!

As #VolunteerWeek draws to a close we just wanted to say another big thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers!

This week we presented certificates to all of our volunteers during special thank you events held at our two Flower Pods.

We were also joined by staff of Tallents Solicitors who were themselves spending the day volunteering and helping clear weeds at Flower Pod Newark.

BBC Nottingham were also on hand capturing the celebrations.

Thank you to everyone involved, and for all of your super hard work and dedication to Reach, you really do make the charity what it is!!

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Thankful Friday!!

As #volunteerweek draws to a close we just wanted to say another big thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers!

This week we presented certificates to all of our volunteers during special thank you events held at our two Flower Pods. 

We were also joined by staff of Tallents Solicitors who were themselves spending the day volunteering and helping clear weeds at Flower Pod Newark. 

BBC Nottingham  were also on hand capturing the celebrations.

Thank you to everyone involved, and for all of your super hard work and dedication to Reach, you really do make the charity what it is!!

#volunteerweek NCVO #volunteers #thankyou #friday #clientvolunteers #volunteeringImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Theres still plenty of time to join Team Reach and Sign up to the Lincoln Inflatable 5k.

A great opportunity for friends, families, work mates and fun loving individuals to take part in what is set to be an awesome day of inflatable fun. 

Join Team Reach in 2 Easy Steps:

📝Sign up to the event: https://ow.ly/jERL50RqQbk

🫶Create your Team Reach fundraising page:
https://ow.ly/WA3o50RqQbn

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Have you met Wayne?

Wayne is our Volunteer Manager and is very passionate about the benefits of volunteering and the inclusion of people with learning disabilities within their local community.

From our early days, volunteers have helped enhance the services we offer as a charity.

These days you can find people helping in our 60+ weekly courses and socials, such as in cookery sessions, supporting with literacy and numeracy, or sharing gardening and DIY skills at our Flower Pod centres.

If you'd like to know more about volunteering opportunities and speak to Wayne you can find more details here: reachuk.org/projects/all-part-of-life/

NCVO #volunteerweek #volunteering #volunteermanager #speaktowayne #givingback #addingvalue #support #community
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Have you met Wayne?

Wayne is our Volunteer Manager and is very passionate about the benefits of volunteering and the inclusion of people with learning disabilities within their local community.

From our early days, volunteers have helped enhance the services we offer as a charity. 

These days you can find people helping in our 60+ weekly courses and socials, such as in cookery sessions, supporting with literacy and numeracy, or sharing gardening and DIY skills at our Flower Pod centres.

If youd like to know more about volunteering opportunities and speak to Wayne you can find more details here: https://reachuk.org/projects/all-part-of-life/

NCVO #volunteerweek #volunteering #volunteermanager #speaktowayne #givingback #addingvalue #support #community

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