Welcome to Horticap

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.

Horticap Christmas trees

order early for delivery

With covid secure shopping guidance in place, please order your christmas tree on line.

Trees will be available at the nursery to collect but we are unable to offer our usual “unwraping, re-netting and trimming” service this year.

Wreaths and gifts will be available for sale at the nursery as usual. 

Our opening times are 10am – 4pm.

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.

Our tea room and garden remain closed but please 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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providing training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate and the surrounding district.
Horticap24 hours ago
Fee is on a very secret mission at Horticap today ...and it involves hay 🎅all to be revealed...😀
Horticap3 days ago
Here’s a lovely smiling Mark watching this space... and fingers crossed it won’t be a space to watch for much longer because it will be OPEN... meanwhile watch this space for the announcement about the space opening 😂
Horticap5 days ago
Craig has got his eyes on a new trug for his beetroot (£20 not inc Craig or beetroot) ..and perhaps a tray for his pansy seeds (£15 without the pansy)😂#handmadeathorticap #madetoorder
Horticap6 days ago
The new garden journey begins and it’s a muddy one...😀
Horticap1 week ago
There’s been some signage graffiti going on 😂
Horticap1 week ago
The lovely Callum popped up to Horticap with a message for us all...”Keep safe”...and it looks like the chickens are right behind him 😂 #wemissourstudents