Welcome to Horticap

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.

HOrticap Christmas trees

order early for delivery

With covid secure shopping guidance in place, please order your christmas tree on line.

Trees will be available at the nursery to collect but we are unable to offer our usual “unwrapping, re-netting and trimming” service this year.

Wreaths and gifts will be available for sale at the nursery as usual. 

Our opening times are 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and

10.00am – 4pm Sunday

We would like to thank all our supporters and customers for their wonderful support and patience during our lockdown at the nursery.

If you are visiting the nursery please ensure that you follow the on site guidance which is in place to protect your safety.

Our tea room and garden remain closed but please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for further updates.

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.
Horticap5 hours ago
Josh has been checking out the new shop and we’ve extended our opening hours so you can check it out too 😀great for Christmas gifts 🎁 cards, trees and wreaths..Monday-Saturday 9am until 4.30pm and Sunday 10am until 4pm
Horticap2 days ago
Horticap4 days ago
See our website for full details and prices..... https://www.horticap.org/breaking-news/
Horticap4 days ago
It’s getting toasty at Horticap 🔥 come and see a few of our friends and grab a tree and a wreath 😀 😀
Horticap1 week ago
The Christmas wreaths are missing something this year...our students ❤️ ❤️
Horticap2 weeks ago
😀 WE ARE OPEN 😀 Yes, you heard it here first..our new gift shop is open and Carol and Christine are ready to welcome you through the very new doors and show off the cards, decorations and knitted things 😀 no tea shop just yet but fingers crossed it won’t be too long before we are serving again...