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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The willow fencing has been reduced in price and there are some pretty hanging baskets in the newly opened greenhouse. They are both priced at £6.95. #Horticap #plants #fencing
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Horticap7 days ago
There are lots of play activities to keep children entertained. We have the nursery rhyme corner and rabbit play house along with much more to explore. #Horticap #childrenfriendly
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An excellent day for the TCL Art Collective at Horticap for our summer group show opening sharing and discussing our art with such friendly people. Thank you to all those that took the time to come and see our latest creations and especially those who chose to purchase work as commissions paid go direct to supporting the Horticap.

If you are an artist and looking for a space to exhibit work Horticap may be the place for you. Pop in and have chat with Carol Sowden who is a available Saturday - Tuesday for further details.
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Sam joined us in September 2017 through the personalised learning pathway programme. He works 2 days a week at Horticap and especially enjoys gardening, machinery and using tools in the workshop.He likes to do all his jobs very well. Sam likes to play football in his spare time and supports Liverpool football club. #Horticap #meetthestudents
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Horticap2 weeks ago
We have some colourful Coleus for just £1.50 each and some pink/purple Sea thrifts and Helianthemums for only £2.95 to brighten the garden. #Horticap #Summer #plants