Welcome to HorticapWe'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).
From Monday 4th March 2019 until Monday 18th March 2019, Otley Road will be closed to traffic for resurfacing between 9:30am and 3:30pm; however, HORTICAP WILL REMAIN OPEN. The contractors have advised they will escort our students, customers and volunteers to and from Horticap between those hours. So, there may be a delay in getting to us, but we’d still like to see you.
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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