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.

Due to current government restrictions we are currently closed

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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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providing training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate and the surrounding district.
Horticap8 hours ago
Thank you to the Harrogate advertiser for their help in highlighting the real problems that charities like us are having right now.
Horticap1 day ago
Thank you to Belmont Grosvenor School for raising money for us at Horticap. We need it more than ever. You are all stars
Horticap3 days ago
Although the new build has had to stop for the time being, the potting on of our bedding plants continues and the daffodil view out of the greenhouse is stunning 😎
Horticap5 days ago
It’s all quiet in the Horticap gardens...well apart from the wildlife...but the chickens are enjoying the sunshine and Maureen is receiving a bit of greenhouse TLC with her meal worms and yoghurt πŸ˜€
Horticap6 days ago
The greenhouses are getting full with plants and we are counting down until we can open our doors to sell sell sell πŸ˜€ and as well as plants there will be a huge welcome from our (much missed) students πŸ˜€ thank you for continuing to support us.