The Geoffrey Udall Centre
The village of Beech Hill is close to the Berkshire/Hampshire border, and about seven miles south of Reading.
From the South - Travel north from Basingstoke on the A33. After passing the Wellington monument on your left, at the next roundabout turn left and follow the signs to Beech Hill. At Beech Hill turn right at the The Elm Tree pub, you will see signs to Thrive and Trunkwell Garden on your left in about 100 yards.
From the North - Turn south onto the A33 at Junction 11 of the M4. At the first junction, take the slip road left. You will see a brown sign for Trunkwell House. Continue towards Three Mile Cross and Spencers Wood. Just after the Murco Garage, turn right into Beech Hill Road. Follow this road until you reach the village of Beech Hill. At Beech Hill, you will see the signs to Thrive and Trunkwell Garden on your right.
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Thrive Park Office
Albert Bridge Road
London SW11 4NJ
By public transport from the North - Take the circle or district line underground to Sloane Square, walk down Lower Sloane Street and Chelsea Bridge Road and then over Chelsea Bridge. Or catch No. 137 bus alighting at the first stop over Chelsea Bridge. Enter the Park by Chelsea Gate, walk down Carriage Drive North for about 150 metres and take the footpath off to the left in the direction of the tennis courts. The Garden Project is immediately behind the tennis courts on the right of the path. Alternatively take a main line train from Victoria to Battersea Park (one stop) – see next section for directions from the station.
By public transport from the South - By main line train to Battersea Park Station (services into and out of Victoria): on leaving Battersea Park Station turn right and then right again into Queenstown Road and proceed as far as the roundabout. Enter the Park through the gate on the roundabout and then turn right into Carriage Drive East. The Garden is immediately past the Millennium Stadium on the right hand side (about 500 metres from the park gate). By main line train to Queenstown Road Station (services in and out of Waterloo): turn right out of the station into Queenstown Road and walk to the roundabout. Enter the Park through the gate on the roundabout and then turn right into Carriage Drive East. The Garden is immediately past the Millennium Stadium on the right hand side (about 500 metres from the park gate).
By bus - No. 137 (from Streatham Hill/Clapham) – get off at the stop before Chelsea Bridge and follow the directions as for "public transport from the north" (see above). No. 44 (from Vauxhall or Battersea/Wandsworth/Tooting) and No. 344 from Southwark/Elephant/Vauxhall or Battersea/Clapham Junction) – get off at the junction with Queenstown Road.
Walk up Queenstown Road and follow the directions from Queenstown Road Railway Station.
By car - Enter the park by the Chelsea Gate and park in the Car Park on Carriage Drive North (charges £1.10 per hour, maximum stay four hours), then walk down Carriage Drive East and the Garden Project is on the left. Please note disabled drivers and those with disabled passengers should contact the project so the appropriate arrangements can be made for vehicular access to the site.
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Horticultural Training Centre
Kings Heath Park
Our Main Garden office is identified on this map in front of the bowling green. The nearest entrance is Vicarage Road entrance.