We offer horticultural and craftwork opportunities for adults with learning difficulties. Our staff lead sessions with the aid of many valued volunteers to enhance the workers skills in various activities including shop work, cooking, crafts, woodwork, horticulture, garden services and also 1:1 work where applicable. Our Charity registration number is 1010178.
Our horticulture teams grow a wide range of organic vegetables and plants in pots for sale. Our shop and plant nursery in Bishopthorpe is open 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm.
The garden services teams undertake landscape projects and garden maintenance locally and in the wider York area. Specialities are accessible gardens with raised beds and sensory gardens. Due to expansion they are now able to take on more work and are particularly looking for regular garden maintenance jobs in the local area to allow some workers to work more independently. For estimates or enquiries please contact Geoff Freeston.
Crafts and Gifts
Handmade greeting cards, wrapping paper, jewellery, scarves, rugs and much more. If you would like a certain item made with a specific colour or design in mind please contact us.
Brunswick’s weekend café is open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays, right through until October. The café serves vegetarian light lunches, drinks, and lovely homemade cakes all made by our cooking teams.
Could you become one of our volunteers?
Brunswick currently has over 70 committed volunteers. They offer their time, energy, enthusiasm and skills in a number of different ways. Their involvement makes a huge difference to the work we do. Volunteers support and work alongside small teams of adults with learning difficulties. They also help with site jobs; fundraising events and help run the Brunswick shop and café at weekends.
We currently have vacancies in horticulture and a vacancy for a volunteer with good DIY skills to help our caretaker/handyman with essential maintenance jobs around the main site and walled garden in Bishopthorpe. Ideally you would be available to help 1 or 2 days a week.
For more information about any of these volunteer roles please contact Caroline McMahon, Volunteer Co-ordinator
Comforting Memories provides a service by creating memory quilts from the clothing of your loved ones.
We have found from personal experience that memory quilts can provide comfort and memories that are everlasting.
Visits by appointment only. Please contact by phone or e-mail.
Do you have a box of old photos and family memorabilia but don't know where to start making sense of it all? Or perhaps you want to share it with your family in a way that is meaningful and helps you relay your story?
Would you like to gift someone the opportunity to work with us to record their unique memories?
Family Footprints will work with you to produce a beautiful book; weaving together a blend of photographs, oral history and with the option to add family tree charts and genealogy.
During this period of social distancing oral history interviews are conducted by telephone. Please contact me for more information.
Independent Trader of the beautiful and exclusive Phoenix brand greetings cards and gift products.
Extremely great value, cannot buy in the shops, exclusively designed by artists, and great environmental credentials.
Free brochure requests, fundraising towards fairs/events, home parties.
I am a qualified, professional curtain maker. Quality is really important to me, as is the relationship I build with my clients. All my work is hand-crafted in my workroom where it is lovingly hand finished to ensure that you receive the highest standards whilst retaining a surprisingly fair price.
Here is a taste of what I can offer:
- Curtains and blinds all hand finished
- Cushions and coordinating accessories
- Professional home consultations
- Full fitting service
- Fabric Samples
Tamars toy box is a little friendly shop in Bishopthorpe that sell a fantastic range of toys, gifts, party needs, cards, gift wrap, Lego, books, party bag fillings, pocket money toys, sweety cones and lots more.
Tamars toy box does more than just sell toys - it also invites children to story time sessions on Tuesdays, art and crafts days on Wednesdays, come and play sessions on Thursdays, and private workshop/ party bookings available on Saturdays 4 till 6.
I create delicious showstopper custom cakes here in the charming village of Bishopthorpe. Covering the whole of Yorkshire, I create bespoke designs for weddings, birthdays and christenings. I also offer Gluten Free and Vegan cakes.