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


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

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 -
  • 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
  • FREE BMX lessons for 8-12 year olds resident in Kensington & Chelsea! Bikes & gear provided, morning or afternoon courses call 020 8960 4600 for info and to book!
  • Nature's Voice Sessions with Mary from February to November 2022 in the courtyard on Saturdays at 1pm
  • NATURE & WELLBEING WORSHOP delivered by NHS Talking Therapies 11.30am-1pm in the courtyard garden 26th July 2022. Open to all!

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

Meanwhile BMX Club Summer 2022

Free BMX lessons for 8-12 year Olds!

Posted on 28 Jul 2022 Full article ...

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 ...

Plant Sale and Guided Tree Walk 21st May!

Posted on 11 May 2022 Full article ...

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.


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


Need public toilets


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


I live nearby and appreciate the greenery and wildlife but above all the composting facility. I would like the latter to be developed in order to get ...

Constantinos Zegos

To be honest, I strongly hope that there will be no changes made to the gardens, except general upkeep and maintenance. Over the last years, some bush...


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