Our revamped nature trail was made possible by a generous donation. We hope our nature trail is both informative and a delight for the senses. The emphasis is on raising awareness of the wonders in nature around us and on conservation.


We believe adults and children alike will enjoy meandering around our free nature trail and discovering the different features. Little ones can spend a while in our ‘fairy wonderland’, while budding botanists, entomologists, and zoologists can try and spot all the different flora and fauna with the help of our species boards. There are communal areas, as well as quieter spots to sit and take in the surroundings. From an observation hide to a colossal praying mantis by sculptor Steve Blaylock, there’s plenty to see and do on our nature trail. Once you finish exploring, enjoy some tasty refreshments in Hopkins Café, then browse our gift shop and garden centre.

Wendy house surrounded by trees
butterflies on a poster

Our nature trail is open 9.00am – 4.30pm monday to saturday

and 10am – 4pm sunday

Bluecoat Wood Nurseries Otley Road Harrogate HG3 1QL Tel: 01423 522876 Fax: 01423 520869