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.

Our opening times are 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday

and 10.00am – 4pm Sunday

For customers who remain isolated or who cannot access the nursery to purchase plants, we also offer online plant box orders through our website…

You can buy online HERE

We would like to thank all our supporters and customers for their wonderful support and patience during our lockdown at the nursery.

If you are visiting the nursery please ensure that you follow the on site guidance which is in place to protect your safety.

Our tea room and garden remain closed but please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for further updates.

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.
Horticap12 hours ago
Please note that Hanging Basket orders are now closed.

Remember to place your order early next year to avoid disappointment; we start taking orders from the beginning of January
Horticap2 days ago
We are hoping our tea room will be opening in June. Things are coming together. We can quite literally smell the coffee now. It won't be long. Thank you for your support.
Horticap1 week ago
Here’s Charlotte, a bit of snow and a jolly christmas hat...a busy April day at Horticap 😂
Horticap2 weeks ago
Can't wait for these two to come up to Horticap and build us a wall.... Just need some stone now haha.
Living Stone - Dry Stone Walling
Here’s a little video of the garden project.
Horticap2 weeks ago
We have set up a delivery service again this year. Please follow the link. https://www.horticap.org/buy-online/
We are still open 7 days a week if you would like to pop in for a visit. See you all soon #charity
Horticap3 weeks ago
We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to @caroline__campbell22 for virtually cycling 360 miles to “visit” her children...she started on the 1st of February and cycled for 40 days...It’s been a challenge but it seemed so appropriate to finish it on Mothering Sunday especially when her Mum was so involved with Horticap from the start - Anne Moore was a founder of Horticap and was much loved 😘here she is in 1984 selling plants to raise money for the first poly tunnel at Horticap and here’s Caroline with a well deserved glass of bubbly champagne after raising £2500🥂