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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Horticap

providing training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate and the surrounding district.
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Horticap1 week ago
Just some of the plants and flowers to spruce up you garden this Spring.
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Horticap1 week ago
We are playing cupid this year for Valentines day - pop down for something prettily pink (or red)!!
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Well as you can see, our 'Mess Room' gets very busy and overcrowded at tea break (especially when there is great cake on offer!!) Which is why we have expanded it and built on. This new area will be a quieter and more 'chilled zone', to offer calm and tranquillity to those that need it. We are cracking on with getting it smart and ready for use.
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Vicky has been feeding the birds and making sure that they have clean water, we love watching them @horticap
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Horticap2 weeks ago
There’s always a job to do at Horticap...😀
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Horticap2 weeks ago
The cafe and grounds are open 10 till 4pm. Want to explore the winter wonderland