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).

 

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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Horticap

providing training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate and the surrounding district.
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Horticap4 hours ago
Plants Plants and more Plants!! Please Please Please brave the traffic lights and come up to Horticap to fill your gardens this spring!! We really need your support. You wont regret it!! 🙂 Oh wait - the traffic lights are gone!!! So come on down, there's no excuses!! #horticap #beddingplants #summerbedding
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Horticap2 days ago
The Hobbit house is done and it looks amazing. Massive thanks to the members of the Otley & Yorkshire Dales branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association http://www.otleyyorksdalesdswa.org/ So thanks to Colin Alexandra, Mick Ferguson, John Downey, John Hulbert, Neil Beasley, Nigel Sikora, Steph Burton and Richard Bowes for help with the woodwork. And David Griffiths for being the all knowing oracle. All of them gave their time and talents for free.
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Horticap2 days ago
Our next 'tour date' will be the Harrogate Flower Show 25th - 28th April 2019. Our show garden will be on display, and wow! what a 'mystical and precious' garden it will be, all the way from the Shire bringing with it a very tall wizard. Ian McKellen we hope you get the chance to visit! 🙂 Watch the great videos that the lovely Phil has produced for updates on progress #gandalf #horticapontour #spreadingtheword #showgarden #charity
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Horticap3 days ago
Day 2 at the Flower show.
Harrogate Flower Show
Its all fun at the show.
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Horticap3 days ago
Back to Horticap HQ after a busy few days...and we have a new message on the board!!🤪
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Horticap4 days ago
We have some beautiful items in the shop that our students have made. #handmade #gifts #spreadingtheword