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 10am 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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Horticap2 weeks ago
One of our friends, Simon Bleasdale, has been really selfless and forgone birthday presents and cards in order for his friends and family to donate a significant amount of money to Horticap. This has all been done through the new donate button on our facebook page. Simon also posted about this on his LinkedIn page as below, all in an attempt to raise awareness of who we are and what we do. We'd like to say a big thank you and Happy birthday to Simon from all of us at Horticap!
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Horticap3 weeks ago
We had a brilliant night raising money with the wonderful team from #Mazars Leeds. They raised over £3000 on the night. Fab event and Thank you from everyone from Horticap.
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Horticap4 weeks ago
Here are some new items that are currently for sale in the Horticap shop #Horticapshop
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Horticap1 month ago
We would like to introduce you to Arron. Arron started with Horticap in September and attends on Fridays. Arron has been involved in all the jobs Horticap has to offer and loves them all. Arron attends Harrogate college, is part of the district swimming team for Disability Action Yorkshire and is also a member of the Pauline Quirke Academy. I think we can all agree on how impressive this is! #Horticap #meetthestudents
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Horticap1 month ago
We would like to introduce you to Hannah. Hannah attends Horticap on Wednesdays and Fridays and has been involved in lots of different jobs but really enjoys potting up and making wreaths. Hannah has made lots of friends at Horticap and likes spending time with them. When she’s not at Horticap Hannah likes to listen to music and to see friends #Horticap #meetthestudents
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Horticap1 month ago
Loving the snow and blue skies #harrogate #charity