THE STORY OF MEANWHILE GARDENS
A community garden built 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
Over 50 different species of trees.
Kensington & Chelsea MIND Wildlife Garden Project
Jamie McCollough the artist, engineer and visionary struggled to get all the permissions, paperwork and money to transform this derelict, fenced-in land into a garden for the whole community. Grudgingly, the council – the owner – said that they had no current plans for the plot. This was 1976, the year of our bail-out from the IMF, of black-outs, of rising inflation and unemployment. It was a period of national hopelessness, and the area around Meanwhile was, as it is today, one of the poorest in the country. The council said that they might want to do something with the land in the future, but meanwhile, Jamie might as well go ahead. He brought people around a common vision. They worked to transform something derelict into something cherished and called it “Meanwhile Gardens”
Part of my Garden Collection
Meanwhile in Meanwhile.
#MeanwhileGardens was my daily dawn walk during spring 2020 #Lockdown1 It is the nearest green space to where I live and is also a mental health garden cared for by Scope. Most plants and trees are also labelled with their name. The paisley pattern is made from an oak leaf surrounded by spring hawthorn flowers. Other herbs and flowers pictured on the scarves are #Alkanet #WildGarlic #SolomonsSeal #Nettle #Periwinkle
It is located at the foot of #ErnoGoldfinger’s #TrellickTower
I saw #Aswad there at carnvial and #TheClash at nearby #AcklamHall #BoxingDay #1979 #redgreenandgold
Also available in green.
Frances Nutt London accessories ~ Scarves and large squares can be commissioned with a choice of bespoke pattern and colour, and fashioned into the size and style you desire.
Choose your unique combination of the elements you prefer from the Fabric Archive.
You can request any background colour of your choice on any design if you send a colour reference that we can match to.
Lead time 6-8 weeks.
FABRIC & SIZES
Fabric: Silk Twill or Silk Chiffon,
Tubular scarves can be backed with black wool cashmere mix (70% wool, 30% cashmere)
Handknotted fringing optional
Scarf and square maximum width 135cms, length unlimited!!!
Minimum bespoke order £100.
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Bespoke size costs are based in proportion to the regular sizes.
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