We grow food. people. community.

Welcome to Gateway Collective. A social enterprise tackling lonliness and isolation with community building and support.

Who We Are

About Gateway Collective

Gateway Collective CIC works to see thriving people and communities in Bootle. We increase well-being, create social connections and make Bootle a better place for everyone using the tool of community gardening. Our work brings local people together to work alongside each other and collectively support each other, increasing personal well-being and creating collective care communities.

Our Projects

Gateway Garden

Based in North Park in Bootle, North Park Community Garden is open to everyone. At every session we eat together, often cooking with what we grow, building community with the food that we eat.

Gateway Workshops

Our arts and craft workshops can be delivered in your venue. We bring all the equipment needed to teach you how to make and create. You just need to turn up and join in.

Gateway Grows

During lockdown, we created a series of videos to teach you how to grow at home using containers you may already have in the house.

What We Do

Our Vision & Mission

Our home is North Park Community Garden where local people come together to grow food and flowers, drink tea, make friends and chat. We love growing our own food and eating it and all our sessions include having food together. We also deliver arts and craft workshops in locations across Merseyside and Cheshire, this gives participants the chance to take time out of life to be creative and generates income to support our work in Bootle. For those who can’t come to the garden growing with gateway teaches how to grow your own food in whatever space you have at home.

Gateway Kitchen produces a delicious range of jams, pickles & chutneys straight from allotment to kitchen.

Fresh, homegrown seasonal produce is turned into amazing jars of stunning flavour, and what’s even better is that every jar purchased supports the vital work of Gateway Collective the community.

Order yours today for delivery direct to your door.

Food Lovers Unite

Bootle Jam Club

If you’ve tried Gateway Kitchen preserves, you’ll know how amazing they are. Now you can subscribe to Bootle Jam Club and receive some fantastic jams, chutneys and pickles as well as a host of other benefits. Every quarter, you’ll receive three seasonal jams, pickles or chutneys using produce grown at North Park Community Garden, made with  what has grown well. We strongly believe in eating with the seasons, keeping our carbon emissions and food miles as low as possible.

You’ll also receive regular updates on what we’ve been up to in the Garden, what we have been growing and the fun we have been getting up to and helpful gardening hints to get green fingered at home as you support us in building well-being, creating volunteer opportunities and a growing safe space for community to flourish in Bootle.

Gateway News

A simple way to keep in touch with Gateway Collective and the work we do. Sign up to our newsletter and get a free seed packet today!

Gateway Recipes

Looking for your next family favourite? Or want something new to try? Give one of our easy, quick and simple recipes a go and fall in love with cooking veg!

Vegetable Risotto

A simple risotto made with fresh vegetables. Perfect for a winter night.


Vegetable Risotto

A simple risotto made with fresh vegetables. Perfect for a winter night.


Vegetable Risotto

A simple risotto made with fresh vegetables. Perfect for a winter night.


Contact Us

Have questions about our work or wondering how we can help you? You can contact us via our simple contact form, or on the details below.

Brought to life by Masterpiece Creative Design