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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Horticap

providing training and education in horticulture for adults with learning disabilities in Harrogate and the surrounding district.
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Horticap6 days ago
Two Golds at the Harrogate Flower . Over the Moon. 30 years ago we won Gold and we did it again. Our students are amazing. A big thanks to @WWickedPlants for teaming up with us and of course our wonderful volunteers. Charities like ours work on support and good will. 30+ years on we are still here providing our students a place where they can thrive and grow. Thank you for your continuing support
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Horticap1 week ago
Day 3 at the Autumn Flower Show
Harrogate Flower Show
All completed and ready for everyone to see.
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Horticap1 week ago
Our joint venture with Wack's Wicked Plants and Horticap. The carnivorous plants looks amazing. They are sat at the table ready to feast on flies, bugs and grubs. So we have called the stand "Grubs Up"
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Horticap1 week ago
Great picture. Big thank you to Green-tech for the pots. Most have plants in now. Cheers
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Horticap1 week ago
We are trying to recreate the very first #showgarden we built over 30 years ago. The Harrogate Flower show was originally held at The Valley Gardens in Harrogate before coming to its new home at the Great Yorkshire ground.
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Horticap2 weeks ago
Real friendship and why working at Horticap is the best x