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.
Horticap1 day ago
The Student Artwork Gallery is open to view from now until the end of August.
Horticap1 day ago
We think Callum approves of the new signage!
Horticap3 days ago
So exciting to see the Hortibees buzzing around the Horticap garden. What a wonderful summer they have had 🐝🐝🐝
Horticap4 days ago
Fraser is enjoying the creativity vibes in the art room!
Horticap5 days ago
It may not be super sunshiney today, but it is still sunny in the Horticap tea garden!! #Horticap #Yorkshiretea
Mark Walker
Mark Walker6 days ago
Hi Horticap good day at MG show from Mark