Meanwhile Gardens Play Hut Sandpit
Kids Meanwhile Gardens Music Festival


Currently at Meanwhile

  • Festive Fun event Saturday December 4th 11-3pm at 156 Kensal Rd W10 5BN! Buy a Meanwhile wreath kit and more - all proceeds go to the gardens
  • Playhut now open - sessions cost £2 cash per family! Email for a timetable and to get updates
  • Volunteering in the gardens is currently limited due to COVID
  • Gorillaz release 'Meanwhile EP' August 2021!

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

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

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 Awarded Accreditation with Arbnet

Meanwhile Gardens Community Association has been awarded a Level 1 Accreditation by the Arbnet Accreditation Programme

Posted on 19 Oct 2021 Full article ...

Petition to Save Trellick Tower and The Cheltenham Estate

Save Trellick Tower and the Cheltenham Estate

Posted on 17 Oct 2021 Full article ...

Gorillaz Release Meanwhile EP!

Posted on 31 Aug 2021 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

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


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


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.


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


Need public toilets


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