Welcome to Horticap

Located at Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Otley Road in Harrogate, we’re an independent, registered charity with suitably qualified staff and a team of volunteers who provide adults with learning and other disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills.

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Hopkins patio
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Horticap shop
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 OUR WINTER OPENING TIMES FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

HOPKINS MON-SAT 9.30AM TO 4.30PM (LAST ORDERS 4.15PM) AND SUNDAYS 10AM TO 4PM (LAST ORDERS 3.30PM)

HORTICAP MON-SAT 9AM TO 4.30PM AND SUNDAYS 10AM TO 4PM

If you are visiting the site, please follow our safety guidance and use the hand sanitiser provided and wear a face covering, unless exempt. This is to protect everyone, and especially our more vulnerable students.

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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Carl and Conor have been busy putting out the roses for sale. There's a name for every occasion, including Valentine's Day! You can't have too many roses in the garden! www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #gardencentre #roses #rosebushes #horticulture #ValentinesDay
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Wet and windy days mean the students can have fun crafting. Today, they're carefully decorating Valentine's bags for the Horticap shop. www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #giftshop #students #horticulture #Valentines
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Pat is ready and waiting to welcome you to the Horticap Shop today. She especially loves selling plants (which is helped to gift wrap). www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #horticulture #giftshop #gardencentre
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Horticap4 days ago
Our nature trail is very popular and now our bunny signs will be even easier to spot because Pippa has been busy cleaning them all. Thanks, Pippa! www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #gardencentre #naturetrail #cafe #giftshop
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Horticap1 week ago
We are loving the work Stephen has done on renovating one of our old chairs. It's been thoroughly cleaned, sanded and oiled, and it's looking fabulous! Well done, Stephen! www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #horticulture #learningdisabilities #training #furniturerestoration
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Horticap1 week ago
We're so happy to see our new student Lewis has settled in well. He's showing Faz a few riffs on air guitar. www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #horticulture #gardencentre #students #learningdisabilities
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