The Princess first visited Thrive’s National Office and Trunkwell Garden Project in 2004. She met Thrive gardeners, our volunteers and staff, and planted a cherry tree to commemorate the occasion. It was after this visit that Princess Alexandra was invited to become Patron of Thrive.
In July 2007, we were delighted to welcome Princess Alexandra to the annual Thrive Trunkwell Flower Show. The Princess met the prize winners, presented the Inspire: the HRH Princess Alexandra Award for Outstanding Achievement and opened the Thrive Secret Garden.
In July 2019, Princess Alexandra visited our Reading regional centre to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary.