Welcome to Horticap!
We are a unique garden nestled in the Harrogate countryside providing not only a special visitor experience but also training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities. We also welcome school groups to do activity days based on the KS1, KS2 and KS3 curriculum.
To provide our students who have learning disabilities with a supportive and friendly working environment so that they may develop their social and communication abilities. We aim to help students extend their knowledge and skills, through structured training using professionally qualified staff and volunteers.
Build, maintain and grow a beautiful garden for members of the public of all ages to enjoy which includes a wildlife and bird spotting area, as well as beautiful flowers, plants, trees and shrubs. We also have various seating areas to enjoy a picnic and a shop where an abundance of plants, gifts and garden items can be purchased.
Educate school age children about nature, growing and recycling in relation to the Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 curriculum.
“The thing about Horticap is that it reaches the parts of gardening that nobody else can. It enables folk with learning difficulties to feel a sense of self-worth and at the same time it produces plants and flowers that we can all buy and plant in our gardens. I can think of no gardening organisation that deserves our support more.”
Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL