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
  • The Playhut is open and running various sessions for under 6's during the week. Email for more info
  • 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

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


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

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


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...


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


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 walk through Meanwhile Gardens regularly. I wouldn't want anything to change. I would like to see the gardens continue to have peaceful space and ...

Josie B