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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Itv Studios Kirkstall Road Leeds
Great to see our "pot people" at itv Calendar presenters Duncan Wood, Christine Talbot and Jon Mitchell. Glad they like them thank you for coming up to see us. Hope to see you all again soon.
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Horticap3 days ago
We had a lovely day with the team from ITV Calendar . Thank you for coming up to see us and showing everyone what amazing work our students can do. Watch it again by following the link below.
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Horticap4 days ago
Great to have
Jon Mitchell from itv Calendar filming at Horticap today. We surprise Jon with a present, watch tonight to see what it is. 6pm tonight Channel 103 ITV Calendar Yorkshire #chairty #Yorkshire #WednesdayMotivation
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Horticap4 days ago
Horticap's arts and crafts group is in need of some large quantities of plain card so we can continue making our recycled items to sell in our shop. Is there anyone out there with any rolls or sheets of thick card they no longer need? If so please contact Carol, Arts & Crafts Instructor, through our shop.
#recycle #charity #arts&crafts
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Horticap5 days ago
St Roberts
We love Wagon Wheels. Another garden cleared. Thanks to Father Murray for the snacks
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Horticap5 days ago
Time for a little bit of flower arranging 🌺