The Trunkwell garden at Beech Hill near Reading is situated within 3 acres of beautiful grounds and is part of Thrive’s National Office; The Geoffrey Udall Centre.
Our team of social and therapeutic horticulture trained therapists work with our dedicated volunteers supporting a wide range of people including;
The social and therapeutic programmes we run here support people to overcome challenges and barriers they face providing hope, purpose and meaningful activities. They offer extensive opportunities for choice, ownership and responsibility which can help people gain or increase self-confidence, self-esteem and build resilience.
The gardens at Reading provide an accessible, supportive, safe and tranquil environment in which to work and there is a strong sense of positivity, pride and community here.
People come to us by many different paths. Some are referred by Social Services or support workers, or via another health care professionals such as their GP.
We also welcome people who come independently or are referred by a family member, school or another charity. Whatever the referral route, we can discuss individual needs to ensure the programme options are appropriate.
Our community-based settings provide our gardeners with a range of extra options beyond the gardens in Reading itself e.g. conservation work.
This helps to further promote social inclusion through opportunities to connect with others, build independence and support people with a range of transferable skills enabling them to be valued and active citizens in their communities
Our office is located in the village of Beech Hill, Reading.
Our address is: The Geoffrey Udall Centre, Trunkwell Park, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT. . If you are using Sat Nav or Google – it may take you to Grazeley Road – you need to be on Beech Hill Road. We share a driveway with Trunkwell House Hotel so you may want to select this on Google and turn right at the fork before reaching the hotel.
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The Geoffrey Udall Centre
Tel: 0118 988 4844
You can find out more in this interactive leaflet.