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Gateway Garden

North Park Community Garden is open to anyone, whether you have green fingers or not. We are about growing. We want everyone to be able to find something they can get involved in no matter what their skill level. The garden is a chance to learn some new skills, enjoy the outdoors and to develop new friendships.

In every session we have lunch together, often cooking with what we grow. That means that you are likely to try something you’ve never had before. Everyone who gives us a hand gets some of the harvest to take home. And we love to involve everyone in deciding what we will grow the following year, always trying to add something new.

Starting with a few raised beds in 2015, we have expanded by adding at least one new bed each year, enabling us to grow more fruit and veg, and engage with more people. The garden is evidence of people working together to create an asset that the Bootle community can enjoy and benefit from.

We are open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am until 2pm and over the summer we open 1 evening a week, Thursday 6pm-8pm

The garden is about growing as a community. Growing food, growing as individuals and building community and so increasing wellbeing and social connections.

Things We Do

Gateway Workshops

Christmas Wreaths

Our seasonal Christmas wreath making is our most popular workshop. It has become a Christmas tradition for many people, a time to get together with friends, be creative and get into the Christmas spirit.

We come to your venue and show you how to create a natural Christmas wreath, using spruce and other evergreen foliage, which many people add to using foliage from their own garden to make their wreath personal and unique.
We provide all the materials you will need and the equipment you will use, all you need to do is bring the Christmas treats.

Notebooks and Rolled Candles
We also deliver workshops showing you how to make note books and make rolled wax candles.
These can be delivered separately or together. These activities are an opportunity to get together and try something new and creative.

Gardening and Outdoor cooking
At North Park community Garden we are able to deliver a variety of gardening and outdoor cooking workshops. The workshop can be themed around the needs go your group or around an idea, such as climate change, seasonal cooking or small space growing.

Gateway kitchen produces a delicious range of jams, pickles & chutneys straight from our allotment to kitchen, as well as gifts, seed packets and subscription to our Bootle Jam Club.

Shop our full range on our online store!

Visit our kitchen in North Park for wholesome, home cooked vegetarian and vegan food.

Working in Partnership

Made in Bootle

Gateway Workshops & Events

Gateway Workshops and Events are wonderful ways to engage with Gateway. Check and book into all our events here, quickly, safely and securely.

Gateway Grows

Gateway Grows was our lockdown project – a wonderful way to get started in the Garden! 


Get inspired in the kitchen with some delicious recipes!

Blueberry Jam

Make with frozen fruits to make your life easier!
Easy Tomato Soup

Easy Tomato Soup

Adapted from BBC Good food. Stages 1-4 can be done at home with stages 5-6 being completed in the garden…
Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

If you don’t have access to an oven in the garden you can make this at home and then reheat…