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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Horticap22 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Its world bee day. These are Tree Bees (Hypnorum Bumbus) There are getting ready to mate with a queen and wont sting, so please leave them if you find them in your garden. They'll be gone in a couple of weeks #insects #nature #bees #worldbeeday
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Horticap5 days ago
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It's too hot for some of our student's.
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Horticap7 days ago
We had a team from Primeast to help out with the hanging baskets, after professional tuition from Arron and Simon, they worked hard all day and produced some fab floral displays!! The baskets then joined the others in the sales area, ready for a lucky person to come along and purchase!! 🙂
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Hannah working hard on her pot 😀
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Horticap2 weeks ago
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A donation is given to HORTICAP
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Horticap3 weeks ago
Happy birthday to our Patron Alan Titchmarsh 😀