Welcome to Horticap

Located at Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Otley Road in Harrogate, we’re an independent, registered charity with suitably qualified staff and a team of volunteers who provide adults with learning and other disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills.

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 OUR OPENING TIMES ARE 9AM – 5PM mONDAY TO SATURDAY AND 10AM – 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.

Hopkins café is now open serving a tasty selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, Ploughman’s lunch, and delicious cakes and treats (including vegan and gluten free), along with tea and barista coffee. Very shortly we’ll be offering a breakfast menu and afternoon tea. The refurbished nature trail is now open and our new garden should be ready in a few weeks! 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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Horticap

providing training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate and the surrounding district.
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Our students have been so busy lately crafting and keeping the site looking great! Follow the link in our bio to see how you can help. #Harrogate #registeredcharity #horticulture #learningdisabilities #physicaldisabilities #socialenterprise
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Our staff and volunteers are ready to help you choose your non-drop Christmas tree! Stop off afterwards for a bite to eat and some Christmas shopping. www.horticap.org #Harrogate #ChristmasTrees #registeredcharity #cafe #christmasgifts
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Horticap3 days ago
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Christmas trees are available now and wreaths from 1st Dec. 🎄🎁 Between a festive Hopkins menu starting 3rd Dec and all the goodies in our gift shop, Horticap should be your destination for Christmas! Please follow the safety guidelines on site and wear a mask when choosing your tree. Our site will be closed from 24th Dec to 4th Jan. #Harrogate #charity #Christmas #giftshop #cafe #Christmastrees #wreaths
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Horticap3 days ago
Christmas trees are available now and wreaths from 1st Dec. 🎄🎁 Between a festive Hopkins menu starting 3rd Dec and all the goodies in our gift shop, Horticap should be your destination for Christmas! Please follow the safety guidelines on site and wear a mask when choosing your tree. Our site will be closed from 24th Dec to 4th Jan. www.horticap.org #Harrogate #charity #Christmas #giftshop #cafe #Christmastrees #wreaths
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Horticap3 days ago
We're loving these rag rug kits! What an original and creative Christmas gift they'd make. We're open 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. www.horticap.org #Harrogate #giftshop #cafe #gardencentre #Christmas #horticulture #registeredcharity