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

  • Music & Movement for little ones at The Playhut Mondays and Thursdays 12.00pm - 2pm, and Tuesdays and Fridays 12.30pm - 2.30pm, £2.00 cash per family per session
  • Messy Play sessions at the Playhut Mondays 9.15-11.15am & Wednesdays 2.15pm - 4.15pm £2.00 cash per family per session
  • Nature's Voice Sessions with Mary from February to November 2022 in the courtyard on Saturdays at 1pm
  • NEXT PLANT SALE at the courtyard 12pm - 4pm. GUIDED TREE WALK at 1.30pm 21st May 2022

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

Plant Sale and Guided Tree Walk 21st May!

Posted on 11 May 2022 Full article ...

Plant Sale and Guided Tree Walk 21st May!

Posted on 11 May 2022 Full article ...

Earth Day Celebration Event

Plant sale on 23rd April 2022 from 12-4pm with free well-being and kids activities too!

Posted on 12 Apr 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

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 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

Hey- love the initiative, and would love to support any way I can. Please can you let me know how? Tom x


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


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...