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. Our garden, wildlife area and shop are open to the public every day from 10am until 4pm (the tearoom is open until 3.30pm). UCI UPDATE: we are open to students and customers 23rd to 27th September but, as staff will not be able to access thei site, we will be closed on 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th September.

 

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.
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Harrogate Flower Show
Well done everyone and thank you to the whole team πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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We make our own and grow our own #Horticap #charity #
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Harrogate Flower Show
A wonderful article and fantastic photograph in the Harrogate Advertiser πŸ˜€
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Harrogate Flower Show
Time to sit back...the border garden is nearly there πŸ˜€
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Day three and it’s nearly time to setup the Horticap plant stand...come and see us and check out our plant selection...🌹🌻🌼
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Harrogate Flower Show
Day two and the border garden is nearly there, thank you sunshine for a lovely bright day and thank you team for working so hard πŸ˜€