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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Horticap1 week ago
Horticap is pleased to welcome back local artist Jo Dunn with an array of her paintings and drawings @joanhunterdunn. She will be exhibiting from this Sunday 13th October to Saturday 16th November. There will be a special preview event this Sunday (13th) from 12-2pm where Jo will be available to chat to. All are welcome!
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Horticap2 weeks ago
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It was lovely to meet Charlotte Leeming today. We were talking about the recent UCI cycle race in Harrogate. It was a great event and we all enjoyed it however we lost a lot of income that week and on look north 6.30pm tonight we talk about our experience
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Horticap2 weeks ago
It might be a wet day, but we have been welcoming our new friends to Horticap 😀 thank you to the great charity Fresh Start for Hens #FSFH
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Horticap3 weeks ago
https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/uci-road-world-cycling-championships
Sorry, but due to the road world cycling coming to Harrogate we are closed this weekend 21st 22nd of September and the following weekend 28th 29th. Horticap will be open to customers and students from 7am 23rd to 27th.
But please note that Otley Rd will be closed as followers:
Mon 23rd - 8am - 5pm
Tues 24th - no closure
Wed 25th - 9am - 1pm
Thurs 26th - 12.45pm - 5pm
Fri 27th - 3.45pm - 8.30pm
We are open from 7am for Teas and Coffees. Free parking available.
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Horticap3 weeks ago
It was wet but we had a fun time down at the fanzone in Harrogate. Everyone was lovely. Face painting, bike riding, riding the big wheel and even had a cuppa with our friends at Yorkshire Tea
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Horticap3 weeks ago
We get great support from The Roundtable of Harrogate. Support them by going down to this years Stray Bonfire
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A Short Video from Horticap one of our benefactors from the money raised from the 2017 Harrogate Stray Fireworks Display.