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; in addition our garden, wildlife area and shop are open to the public every day from 10 am 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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We are now taking orders for Christmas wreaths, the last date for orders is the 3rd December. Pop in or call us on 01423 522876 to place your order #horticap #christmaswreaths
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Stephen is busy making Christmas wreaths #studentsatwork #christmaswreaths
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St Peters Church will be holding a Christmas card shop every Monday to Saturday from the 23rd October until the 16th December from 9.30am until 4.30pm. Ten different Harrogate charities will have cards on sale including our Horticap Christmas cards.
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For those of you who are looking for ideas for Christmas gifts we have some items for sale in the Horticap shop, here are just a few #Horticapshop