Growing Together

What we do

At PBO we provide a safe and supported setting to develop skills and improve life chances. In recognising both the social and therapeutic value of an inclusive horticultural environment, our work seeks to achieve optimum independence, dignity and fulfilment, while respecting the individuality and rights of each person.

Our aim is to empower individuals, to increase their skills and confidence to assist in their personal development, independence and inclusion within our community and in their wider social circles. Whilst horticulture is our primary activity we offer a range of alternative activities ensuring, through a process of personal development we are able to work with our clients to determine realistic goals.

Below is some of the additional activities PBO can offer.


Parklea Branching Out is working alongside partners to support young people with additional support needs in Inverclyde and the surrounding areas in to employment, volunteering and further education. This is being achieved by focussing on a number of key areas…….Click for further details

Literacy and Numeracy

Participants are offered the opportunity to help improve their literacy and numeracy through weekly literacy sessions held at PBO.

These sessions are delivered in partnership with Inveclyde Community Learning and Development (CLD)…….Click for further details

Digital Inclusion

Provision of Supervised and accessible learning in Basic Computer and Photographic skills, that supports clients in overcoming some of the barriers they face in everyday life. This has helped clients have the ability to upload C.V. documents and…….Click for further details.

Health and Wellbeing

PBO offer a number of activities that give clients the opportunity to improve their personal health and wellbeing as well as promoting social inclusion. Activities on offer can range from weekly health walks,  to…….Click for further details

Biodiversity activities

Through the prgramme we are reducing the collective carbon footprint of Parklea and the wider Port Glasgow community through recycling, reducing waste and the re-use and upcycling of materials and textiles.

Through our biodiversity activities we share…….Click for further details