PoLLeN membersPoLLeN (People, Life, Landscape and Nature) provides a range of horticultural, environmental and creative activities five days a week. PoLLeN aims to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of individuals through engagement with the natural environment.

PoLLeN activities include;

  • Food growing
  • Park maintenance
  • Flower growing from seed
  • Woodland and wildlife gardening
  • Volunteer and work experience placements

We also provide the City and Guilds Level 1 Qualification in Practical Horticulture Skills and support a range of training, volunteer and work placement opportunities.

"You can come in feeling low and go away feeling happy because you've participated in the garden... its helped me out of a deep depression, absolutely"

PoLLeN member

If you would like to find out more about PoLLeN contact Ruth Roberts, My Life Programme Manager, on: 020 8709 9841 or Ruth.Roberts@bbbc.org.uk You can also read about the impact PoLLeN is having in this Evaluation Report conducted by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.

PoLLeN is funded by Ecominds.