Grow Meanwhile

A community initiative aimed at securing a long-term lease for the gardens and the factory building site. Scroll down to find out more and join our mission!

What are we doing?

The Factory site - a key part of the running of the Meanwhile Gardens - doesn't have a lease. This puts it in danger of being lost. This is our plan:

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Spread the word

Get the community involved and rally support for more grassroots designed spaces.

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Getting everyone involved

We are holding social get togethers, regular meetings, consultations and a big September Garden event!
Community Decides
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Secure the lease

In the Autumn of 2019, we aim to present the vision of the factory site to the council in the hope that they will grant us the land. We can then begin to fundraise and make our vision a reality!
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Long-Term Aim

Our long-term aim is to bring back community engagment, what we want is a "garden at the heart of our community" which everyone is able to enjoy. We want our beautiful, peaceful oasis to serve the community whose energy and vision has made our whole project possible. Get involved to see how together we can make this happen.
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What Would You Like
To See Within
Meanwhile Gardens ?

Get Involved

What ... When ... Where ... How
Below are some ways you can get involved.

Come to an Event

click on dates for more info.

Open Evening at the Factory Building - Our future

Join us for an evening of discovery, discussion and deliberation about the future of the gardens and the Factory Site. Refreshments, eats, and the Metronomes will be performing to keep us warm

Factory building
156 - 158 Kensal Road W10 5BN

Wed 6th Nov
18:00 - 21:00
Tony 07549940564
Open Evening at the Factory Building - Our future

Comment on our Wall

We want to know what you think, if you can help or have any questions please get writing below.

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Donated: £30.00
Target: £470.00

Jacob donated £10.00 on the 18 Jul 2019"We love Meanwhile Gardens, a brilliant community initiative for everyone to enjoy!"

Lizzie donated £20.00 on the 17 Jul 2019"Meanwhile is wonderful. Let's keep it as it is for everyone, always."

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News

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Our history and our current campaign for the Factory

Our tenure at the Factory building continues to be precarious - this cannot last.

Posted on 28 Jul 2019 by Tony
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Community Empowerment & Community Gardens

What is empowerment and why is it at the heart of our vision for the garden?

Posted on 17 Apr 2019 by Tony
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Where we've got to & how you can help

We've met lots of people, we've got the word out ... we now want to bring those people together in various ways, to continue the conversation.

Posted on 14 Jul 2019 by Tony

Your vision

The gardens are so inspiring - a completely different type of space in the inner city. Can we organise weekend community gardening events - planting, cooking etc? What does it take?
Tony
I really like Meanwhile Gardens! But also I think my dad is working too much ... to concentrate on his kids ..
Paloma
I would like the skate park improved, snore, snore, snore ... wake up, I want to go to Meanwhile Gardens now!
Reuben
I've always thought it would be good to have somewhere to get a coffee or cold drink while enjoying the restful atmosphere
lotoole
It doesn’t need improving. It’s a wonderful place and has been a life saver for me and my daughter
Sue
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 bushes and trees were removed, so it'd be nice to get replacements, but other than that, I would love for it to stay the way it is - free of commercial activity, clean, green, beautifully planted, with benches, quiet. It's an oasis for all of us who live so close to the Westway, Harrow Road, the W Park bus garage and train station, the train line itself, and the Heathrow flightpath not too far away.
Katarina
Need public toilets
Anon
Add bins. Rubbish and dog poo. Improve the tow path. Control cyclists .drinking fountain. Mobile coffee stall. Back to events and music. Festival atmosphere. Child friendly
Valoni
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 play space. It is good that the community have came together to create this wonderful garden.
Josie B

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