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

For customers who remain isolated or who cannot access the nursery to purchase plants, we also offer online plant box orders through our website…

You can buy online HERE

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.

Our tea room and garden remain closed but please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for further updates.

Our Aims:

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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providing training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate and the surrounding district.
Living Stone - Dry Stone Walling
Living Stone - Dry Stone Walling2 weeks ago
We hope everyone has managed to enjoy catching up with a few friends and family since rules allowed. We had a fabulous evening at the Ales in the Dales beer garden at The Yorkshire Hotel with this wonderful group of people who brought it all together and brought us on board to build the stone wall with in the garden. Still time to visit and enjoy this stunning creation before it is magically cleared away and reverts back to the former carparking area. Built in conjunction with the fabulous Horticap and Nicholas Edward Gardens.
The Stray Ferret
The Stray Ferret2 weeks ago
Need to get your garden ready for the summer? Why not enter our competition and get Horticap's help 🌳

For your chance to win a gardener for the day, worth £174 👇

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The Stray Ferret
The Stray Ferret2 weeks ago

It's national gardening week, and what better way to celebrate than with a garden makeover thanks to Horticap!🏡

Enter for your chance to win a gardener for a day, worth £174 🌷

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Horticap3 weeks ago
On #WorldEarthDay Horticap is trying to do our bit. We now have solar panels and an air source heat pump. Together with our wind turbine, we are now more sustainable than ever. Great for the future of Horticap - and our green planet. #greenenergy #climatechange
Mandycanudigit3 weeks ago
NEW: Wire Fence to give 100% of profits on May 2 to a gardening charity that promotes accessibility and horticulture to celebrate National Gardening Week. Here's how to enter... PLEASE SHARE! Thrive Horticap Friends of Horticap Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society
Horticap1 month ago
Please note that Hanging Basket orders are now closed.

Remember to place your order early next year to avoid disappointment; we start taking orders from the beginning of January