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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OUR OPENING TIMES ARE 9AM – 5PM MONDAY TO SATURDAY AND 10AM – 4PM SUNDAY

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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Horticap18 hours ago
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Good news! The Christmas Menu will be available at Hopkins from Tuesday! 👏Try some warming Spiced Lentil & Tomato Soup or a Yorkshire Pigs in Blankets sandwich. 🎄🎅 Loads of choice. www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #Hopkins #cafe #Christmas #gardencentre #giftshop #Christmasmenu #pigsinblankets #lunchmenu #cakes #sandwiches #paninis #cheeseboard #hotchocolate #horticulture #learningdisabilities
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Horticap1 day ago
James will be back with us tomorrow! Come and find out more about his environmental art.
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Horticap2 days ago
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to staff shortages, Hopkins' Christmas menu is on hold and the normal menu will be available until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. www.horticap.org #charity #cafe #Harrogate #Hopkins
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Horticap2 days ago
We'll deliver your Nordmann Fir locally for £5! We're open 9am to 5pm today & 10am to 4pm tomorrow. We've got wreaths made by our students, loads of gifts in the shop, and tasty food in the cafe! www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #ChristmasTrees #ChristmasGifts #cafe
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Horticap3 days ago
Hannah and Jamie have been to put up our Christmas Tree in St Peter's Church, as part of their Christmas Tree Festival. All of the decorations have been made by our students in our craft workshop, and the tree can be seen immediately on the left as you walk through the front entrance of the church. They are justifiably proud of their hard work! www.horticap.org #charity #StPetersChurch #ChristmasTreeFestival #Harrogate #ChristmasDecorations #ChristmasTree
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Horticap3 days ago
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Get excited because our Festive Menu starts TODAY! 🎄🎅❄️ We're open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. www.horticap.org #Hopkins #cafe #charity #Yorkshire #Harrogate #Christmas