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.
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Move over Banksy, here’s Karl wearing his own work of art..
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Any chance of 68 likes and a happy Birthday to David. He is 68 today and has been coming to Horticap for nearly 30 years. He is the kindest gentleman and a inspiration to all #learningdisability #chairty #happybirthday
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Horticap2 weeks ago
We had a chipper of a day. All trees are now woodchip and a big thanks to Nigel from New Park Trees (071515157706) who came with his chipper and spent the morning with us.
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Horticap2 weeks ago
The response has been amazing. Thank you for all the messages and support. We have lots of old trees ready for chipping now.
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Thought about recycling your old Christmas tree? 🎄
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Friday it was BBC Yorkshire , today it was National BBC , next the World #recycle #trees #chairty