Welcome to Horticap

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 opening times are 11am – 3pm.

We would like to thank all our supporters and customers for their wonderful support and patience during our lockdown at the nursery.

in order that customers who still remain isolated or who cannot access the nursery can obtain plants we will continue to take telephone orders on Wednesdays 10am – 4pm.

if you are visiting the nursery please ensure that you follow the on site guidance which is in place to protect your safety .

Please keep an eye on our website and facebook for further updates.

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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.
Horticap3 days ago
Who doesn’t love the end of day watering 😎
Horticap4 days ago
Horticap. One word answers please. What word encapsulates Horticap to you.
Horticap4 days ago
Tom’s been busy with the digger...saying goodbye to the garden paths..but making way for the new design..😀
Horticap1 week ago
It’s off...the scaffolding is going and it’s nearly time to start on the inside...the new shop isn’t open just yet, but we’ll let you know when it’s finished...meanwhile the garden nursery is very much open and full of plants 🌼🌺