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

β€œThe 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.
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How fantastic are these. What talented students we have! πŸ˜€
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RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Great to see Horticap's patron Alan Titchmarsh at the Harlow Carr flower show.
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Great Yorkshire Show
We are set up and ready to go...come and join the party with us...we are 35 years old πŸ₯³
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Getting ready for the Great Yorkshire Show...πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚
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Happy 50th birthday to Stephen πŸ˜€πŸŽ‚πŸΎ
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Come down and see Horticap at the Boston spa festival on the 14th of July
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The Big Festival: Come and meet the β€˜real’ Geoffrey Boycott and the mini one! (Sunday 14th July) oh.... and buy your plants too.... whilst supporting β€˜Horticap’ you’ll like this!