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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providing training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate and the surrounding district.
Horticap2 days ago
We are giving away a huge Christmas tree. Which organisation, charity and all round lovely person deserves a 10ft Norway spruce tree. We will drop it off as long as it's in the local area or you collect it if you live further away. We will decide where is goes HOHOHO
Horticap3 days ago
It was a lovely surprise to have our friend John Fox come to give us a "congratulations certificate on our 35th anniversary" on behalf of Harrogate District Volunteer Oscar Awards. Thanks again and here's to another 35 years serving our wonderful community #charity #learningtogether #volunteer
See more at www.horticap.org
Horticap1 week ago
The Christmas wreaths are in full swing 😀
Horticap2 weeks ago
Come down to Horticap for your Christmas tree and the Woodland trust is here too. See you soon. #woodlandtrust
Horticap2 weeks ago
The Christmas trees are now in stock from 3ft to 16ft
Here are the prices :

Premium Nordman Fir
4ft - 5ft = £40
5ft - 6ft = £44
6ft - 7ft = £48
7ft - 8ft = £50
For any trees over 9ft please ring

Living and potted Nordman Fir
80cm - 100cm = £35
100cm - 125cm = £38

Living and potted Norway Spruce
80cm - 100cm = £30
100cm - 125cm = £35

Delivery available on selected days £5.
Thank you
Jamie Pickles
Jamie Pickles3 weeks ago
Did the Christmas Trees arrive yesterday