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 or skate park 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! Free for families living in RBKC - email for a timetable and updates
  • Nature Explorers session for under 6's at The Playhut - Thursdays 9.15am -11.15am
  • Fork to Fork 2023 kitchen gardening sessions for residents of K&C - Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm at 156 - 158 Kensal road W10 5BN
  • Join us on 24th June for our Future of the Factory event - enjoy free music, workshops and more, and have your say on plans for the building! 2.30pm onwards

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

The Gerry's Pompeii Alternative Village Fete 2024

The Gerry's Pompeii Alternative Village Fete 2024

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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

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


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...


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


I've always thought it would be good to have somewhere to get a coffee or cold drink while enjoying the restful atmosphere


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


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


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 be...