Welcome to Horticap
Located at Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Otley Road in Harrogate, we’re an independent, registered charity with suitably qualified staff and a team of volunteers who provide adults with learning and other disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills.
Our opening times are 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday
and 10.00am – 4pm Sunday
We would like to thank all our supporters and customers for their wonderful support and patience during our lockdown at the nursery. If you are visiting the nursery, please ensure that you follow the on site guidance, which is in place to protect your safety.
Hopkins café is now open serving a tasty selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, Ploughman’s lunch, and delicious cakes and treats (including vegan and gluten free), along with tea and barista coffee. Very shortly we’ll be offering a breakfast menu and afternoon tea. The refurbished nature trail is opening Monday, 19th July and our new garden should be ready in a few weeks! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for further updates.
To provide our students who have learning and other 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.
To 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.
A Message from our Patron
“The spirit and enterprise of Horticap never ceases to amaze and delight me. I am proud to be their patron and urge everyone who knows the therapeutic qualities of gardening to support the sterling work they do. Using gardening as a means of enriching lives is something I have valued all my life; Horticap is living proof that it can transform lives.”
Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL
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