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 will reopen to the public on monday 25th May. Our opening times will be 11am – 3pm.

We would like to thank all our supporters and customers for their wonderful support and patience during our lockdown at the nursery.Β  in order that customers who still remain isolated or who cannot access the nursery can obtain plants we will continue to take telephone orders on wednesdays 10am – 4pm.Β  if you are visiting the nursery please ensure that you follow the on site guidance which is in place to protect your safety .

Please keep an eye on our website and facebook for further updates.

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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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Horticap

providing training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate and the surrounding district.
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Horticap5 days ago
We had a special visitor today..our very own Head of Security...Karl..paid us a visit and we were delighted to see him πŸ˜€we miss him checking who arrives on site, moving bags of compost for us and keeping a (very) watchful eye on the building work πŸ˜‚ hopefully it won’t be long until he’s back on duty πŸ˜€ #wemissourstudents #keepsmiling
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Horticap7 days ago
Cheers! (the non alcoholic version) Here’s Carol modelling our scented geraniums..Smelling good for Β£6.95 πŸ˜€ #beautifulplantsathorticap
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Horticap1 week ago
Come and get your Flower Power πŸ˜€ our roses are charged up and ready to go πŸ˜‚ 🌹
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Horticap1 week ago
We look forward to the updates from our students...they are a busy bunch..here’s Hannah creating a hanging basket, taking cuttings and still finding time for a swim with her dad πŸ˜€ πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ
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Horticap2 weeks ago
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Thank you to "Colour it in" for their continuing support.