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.

Hopkins patio
Garden Centre Glasshouse
Horticap shop
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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.

Christmas Trees & Wreaths Now Available!

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.
Horticap17 hours ago
Available now to pick your own or ring us to order. We can deliver either way locally for £7.50. Just look at one customer’s tree from this year’s batch! 🎄#christmastrees #charity #gardencentre #horticulture
Horticap19 hours ago
If you're looking for thoughtful gift ideas that won't break the bank, pop into our shop. A mini box of Ferrero Rocher makes a lovely stocking filler or 'thank you' to your child's teacher. www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #giftshop #Christmas #gifts #horticulture
Horticap2 days ago
FYI, here are the opening hours for Horticap and Hopkins over the festive period, so don't leave buying your gifts and delectable edibles 'til the last minute! www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #gardencentre #hopkins #cafe #giftshop #Christmas #openinghours
Horticap3 days ago
Drop by our shop and cafe this Saturday or Sunday to chat to local artist Shirley Hudson between 10am to 3pm. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase her work. www.horticap.org #charity #artexhibition #giftshop #cafe #Hopkins
Horticap3 days ago
Horticap3 days ago
Our supporters our amazing! Just look at this awesome knitted nativity scene that was made for us to sell. Perfect for the mantlepiece or sideboard. www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #giftshop #gardencentre #cafe #Hopkins #Christmas #gifts #decorations
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