The Horticap Blog

Keep up to date with what’s going on at Horticap

House Building…

House Building…

Many thanks to David Powell and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust https://www.ywt.org.uk for making us welcome at Upper Dunsforth Carrs yesterday. The team enjoyed the visit to collect Phragmites reeds. In case you are wondering why Simon is clutching at straws, we have been...

Tweeting all Love Birds…

Tweeting all Love Birds…

It’s National Nest Box Week and Horticap are celebrating this important time in the bird calendar. It starts on Valentine’s Day – the date when birds pair up for the new breeding season – and it runs (or flies) until 21stFebruary. Let’s encourage everyone to put up...

“Roses are Red…

“Roses are Red…

...Violets are Blue, Horticap have plants which are perfect for you." We have an amazing selection of plants for sale - and with Valentine's Day just around the corner, what better present than a rose. Climbers, shrubs and patio roses in a variety of colours...they...

Busy Busy Busy…

Busy Busy Busy…

The building work may be going on around us, but we have plenty of jobs on site to keep us busy...  We are busy cake making... We are busy moving wood... We are busy potting on the first of the bedding plants... We are busy pot filling... And some of us are just busy...

Winter flower

It might be cold outside and everything is looking bit stark but we have some colour to brighten up any garden. These Cyclamen are looking outstanding right now     Polyanthus is a must in any garden. Giving you lots of flower each year Narcissus...

Going, Going…Nearly Gone

Going, Going…Nearly Gone

We said a fond farewell to our Horticap signage as the team removed it from the Tea Room and Gift Shop. It's been 35 years since Horticap's beginning, and the building has served us well, but this week the diggers arrive and we move onto our next exciting phase. Watch...

A Big Thank You

A Big Thank You

Horticap was delighted to receive a donation from the pupils at Oatlands Junior School in Harrogate for the fantastic sum of £400. The money was raised through a Secret Santa Shop which was organised by the School Council and supported by the whole school. Horticap...

The Kettle is Still On…

The Kettle is Still On…

It’s an exciting time here at Horticap. The new build is due to start, so our Tea Room and Gift shop have been dismantled and relocated to the sales area whilst the work is in progress. It’s only temporary until our new building is completed, which should hopefully be...

It was the Season to be Jolly…

It was the Season to be Jolly…

...and it certainly was a jolly one. A huge thank you to all our supporters, customers, friends, students and staff for making 2019 such an amazing year which ended in style with our fantastic Christmas Party. It's an event that we always look forward to...a chance to...