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

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.
Horticap2 days ago
https://www.tailorsgin.com/product-page/limited-edition-horticap-yorkshire-rhubarbgin Tailors Gin has infused Horticap rhubarb to their gin and come up with a gorgeous bottle of Yorkshire Gin. Free delivery for anyone in a 5 mile radius. A great gift. A donation will be made to Horticap on every bottle sold. Sorry but we can't sell them in the shop at this moment in time.
Horticap6 days ago
A etsy way to support Horticap 😊
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Horticap1 week ago
Lets help Caroline get to her goal of £1000. Having been inspired by a nine year old boy called Tom who recently cycled 300 miles for a local charity she thought she should set herself a challenge. Like many people Caroline is really missing her kids so ,on a recently purchased exercise bike, she has decided to virtually cycle to see her children - a total of 360miles. Caroline's journey takes her to Brighton and to various locations in London. I started on the 1st of February and so far she have cycled everyday -150miles to date which takes her to south of Northampton. Good luck Caroline
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Horticap3 weeks ago
What a beautiful sight of a geranium (Pelargonium ‘Appleblossom’)
Popping it's little head out of the soil ready to delight us all this summer. A sign of spring and summer and exciting times ahead #newlife #seedlings #bedding #nurserylife #gardeninglife #charity #frost