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; in addition 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.
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Horticap1 week ago
See you there
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Today we had a fantastic visit from a group of German students, organised by the Harrogate Lions Club exchange. Last year Instructor Paul took a group of Horticap students to Germany and it was our turn to return the favour. What a day....a BBQ followed by a football match, a spot of bowling and very nearly cricket(the bat snapped) 😂
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Are you an artist looking for a space to exhibit work?

Horticap has a light and airy space adjacent to our shop and Tea Room for wall-based work of any medium. We offer realistic rates and have facilities to accommodate small day time weekend ‘Opening Events’

In order to compliment the theme and ethos of Horticap themes of nature and the environment are preferred.

Please email Carol Sowden info@horticap.org with images of your work and any links to social media or pop in to the shop for a chat; we are open 10am-4pm every day!
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Horticap3 weeks ago
Donating to Horticap cannot be easier. Just follow the link below. Thank you for your support.
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Horticap4 weeks ago
The lads went down to the Coach and Horses to celebrate the end of making hanging baskets for this year. The hanging baskets are brilliant. Thanks Leo Steven and Timothy... and instructor Tom.
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Horticap4 weeks ago
We take tea breaks very serious at Horticap #properbrew #yorkshiretea