Welcome to Horticap

We're based at Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Otley Road in Harrogate where suitably qualified staff and a team of volunteers provide adults with learning and other disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills. Our garden, wildlife area and shop are open to the public every day from 10am until 4pm (the tearoom is open until 3.30pm).

 

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.
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In recognition of his outstanding service to the community, Harrogate Lions Club had great pleasure in presenting Phil Airey with a Centennial Certificate of Appreciation signed by HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, who is the Patron of the Lions Clubs of the British Isles. Phil is the Operational Manager of Horticap on Otley Road Harrogate, he has helped our club in our efforts to serve the local community. In addition Phil and his wonderful team at Horticap have been very supportive over a number years to our club, by helping us to organise a barbecue and fun day at the Horticap centre for a number of visiting German disabled youngsters.
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Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers...we couldn’t do it with you x #volunteersweek
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Horticap1 week ago
The queue gets longer as news about Binghams' Potted Meat and Spreads Sandwich Week drop spreads through Horticap.

Thanks very much to Binghams and to Jaz for making and delivering them, they were delicious.

#charity #binghamspottedmeatandspreads #sandwiches #horticap
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Wow don't they grow up qiuck
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Mum, Dad and family all doing well
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Horticap3 weeks ago
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The chicks have hatched! All nine of them 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦