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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    Don't miss out on the fun - come join us on the first Friday of every month.

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Reach Southwell enjoying a night out at the The Admiral Rodney Southwell 

Dont miss out on the fun - come join us on the first Friday of every month. 

Get in touch with Alison for more information - alison.phillips@reachuk.org

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    Email sarah.cobb@reachuk.org if you can help.

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    Ladies Day at Southwell Racecourse!

Could you help volunteer for a few hours on 18th August?

We need people to help sell raffle tickets and hold collection buckets on the gates so we can make the most of this great opportunity to be charity of the tear for this years Ladies Day! 

Email sarah.cobb@reachuk.org if you can help.

#ladiesday #volunteerforreach #volunteer #reach #reachlearningdisability #fundraiseforreach #southwell #southwellracecourse #southwellladiesday