Welcome to Horticap

Located at Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Otley Road in Harrogate, we’re an independent, registered charity with suitably qualified staff and a team of volunteers who provide adults with learning and other disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills.

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Horticap shop
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OUR OPENING TIMES ARE 9AM – 5PM MONDAY TO SATURDAY AND 10AM – 4PM SUNDAY

If you are visiting the site, please follow our safety guidance and use the hand sanitiser provided and wear a face covering, unless exempt. This is to protect everyone, and especially our more vulnerable students.

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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Fraser and Victoria have been working hard to add even more bedding plants to our sales greenhouse. Pop along to see our fabulous selection. www.horticap.org #charity #Harrogate #gardencentre #horticulture
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Come and meet artist Jo Dunn, who's work is currently on exhibit at Horticap. Jo will be available to discuss her work and processed on Sat 28th and Sun 29th May from 10am-3pm. www.horticap.org #charity #harrogate #exhibit #artist #exhibition #JoDunn
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Horticap2 days ago
They won’t hang around!
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We've got slightly different opening hours during the four days of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Thur, 2nd June to Sun, 5th June the site will be open 10am to 4pm. www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #jubileeopeninghours #hopkins #gardencentre #giftshop #naturetrail
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Horticap6 days ago
It's not all work at Horticap! Here's the team enjoying a well-earned ice cream break, with Stephen and Phil showing off their 'guns'. www.horticap.org #harrogate #charity #horticulture #adultstudents #learningdisabilities #physicaldisabilities
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Horticap1 week ago
It's Josh's birthday and here he is showing off the splendid card that Hannah made for him. We hope you are having a wonderful birthday, Josh! www.horticap.org #harrogate #charity #horticulture #students #gardencentre #learningdisabilities
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