Meanwhile Gardens Skate Bowl
Meanwhile Gardens Play Hut Sandpit
Kids Meanwhile Gardens Music Festival

Welcome

Using the Gardens

  • Please respect each other's social distancing wishes and give each other space
  • No fires or BBQ's in the gardens, please put your litter in the bins and thanks to everyone who's doing their part!
  • For permission to film or hold photo shoots or events in the gardens call 020 8960 4600 or email admin@meanwhilegardens.org.uk

Ecology and Wellbeing

  • Accredited arboretum - 300 individual trees representing about 50 species and subspecies
  • Gardening for well being sessions with Mary - contact us for more details - admin@meanwhilegardens.org.uk
  • Moroccan Garden and ponds
  • Kensington & Chelsea MIND Wildlife Garden Project

Currently at Meanwhile

  • Playhut Stay & Play for under 6's - various sessions throughout the week £2.00 cash per session
  • PLANT SALE at 156-158 Kensal Road W10 Saturday July 2nd 2022! 12pm - 4pm (cash only please)
  • Nature's Voice Sessions with Mary from February to November 2022 in the courtyard on Saturdays at 1pm
  • TINY OCEAN PLANTS RECYCLED ART EXHIBITION. Saturday July 2nd with talk at 1.30pm at 156-158 Kensal Rd W10 - 11-7pm

Garden Facts

  • Community gardens built by the local community on former derelict land in 1976
  • Home to the Metronomes Steel Pan Orchestra since 1989
  • Aswad's Live and Direct concert/album recorded at Meanwhile Gardens
  • Received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2017
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Tiny Ocean Plants - Free Family Workshops

Hands on drop in family art and science workshops 11th & 25th June!

Posted on 26 May 2022 Full article ...
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Tiny Ocean Plants - Free Family Workshops

Hands on drop in family art and science workshops 11th & 25th June!

Posted on 26 May 2022 Full article ...
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Tiny Ocean Plants - Free Children & Adult Workshops

Hands on drop in family art and science workshops 11th & 25th June!

Posted on 26 May 2022 Full article ...
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Plant Sale

Plant sale of early starts including perennials, cosmos, tomatoes, sweet peas, and herbs.  Saturday 24th April 2021 at 12pm - 4pm the courtyard 156 - 158 Kensal Rd W10 5BN. Cash only please.

Posted on 20 Apr 2021 Full article ...

Visiting the gardens

The gates to the gardens are always open and anyone is welcome to visit. Please always remember to clean up after yourself, and be friendly and respectful to other people using the gardens.

What people say

Excellent idea. I will support this very worthwhile initiative and pledge £15 which I will drop off when next passing.

Mark

Add bins. Rubbish and dog poo. Improve the tow path. Control cyclists .drinking fountain. Mobile coffee stall. Back to events and music. Festival atmo...

Valoni

It doesn’t need improving. It’s a wonderful place and has been a life saver for me and my daughter

Sue

The gardens are so inspiring - a completely different type of space in the inner city. Can we organise weekend community gardening events - planting, ...

Tony

I would like the skate park improved, snore, snore, snore ... wake up, I want to go to Meanwhile Gardens now!

Reuben

I'd like to see the space kept free of coffee stands, it hasn't been commodified yet and that's what I love about it. It's a special, soulful and home...

Ottilie Carter

I’m up for helping, I used to teach permanent culture, and and a registered Beekeeper/ teacher mentor, I would like to see a herb garden and beehive...

Hugh