ways to support us

Horticap is a charitable organisation which depends on sponsors and friends to enable it to keep helping adult students with learning and other disabilities.

Our Students are at the heart of what we do.

Buy your plants and gardening needs from our Nursery

We always have a fantastic range of plants on sale at our nursery and we are renowned for their quality and incredible value.

We also stock quality compost (including peat free) as well as other gardening material.

Our nursery is open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am until 4pm on Sundays. 

We also have spectacular Christmas wreaths and trees from late November onwards which can be ordered in advance to avoid disappointment. Simply visit the nursery or call the shop on 01423 522876.

Donate now


As an independent charity Horticap relies heavily on donations from supporters like you.

It is easy to donate a single sum or as a regular donor.

You can donate by:

  • Use PayPal Donate here . You can donate by credit card using PayPal and you don’t have to have a PayPal account to use this. 
  • Set up a regular monthly donation to Horticap via a direct debit. The amount is up to you.  You can do this by calling Horticap on 01423 522876
  • Sending a cheque to HORTICAP LTD, Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Otley Road, Harrogate, HG3 1QL
  • Calling the Horticap Office on 01423 522876 and donate by credit or debit card.
  • Using the Horticap Just Giving Page here

And remember if you are a UK tax payer you can use the Gift Aid scheme. Gift Aid increases the value of your donation by 25%, so it means even more money goes to Horticap – and it won’t cost you a penny extra!

Leave a gift in your will

Legacy gifts from supporters are an increasingly important source of income for charities and Horticap is no exception.

Horticap would always recommend that you use a solicitor or other qualified professional to help you write a new will or change an existing will.

Your solicitor can advise you as to the different types of gift you can leave in a will including a share of your estate or a fixed amount. They can also advise on inheritance tax issues as any gift to a charity like Horticap is taken out of your estate before any liability for inheritance tax is calculated. 

The size of any legacy is, of course, up to you and whatever the amount, rest assured that it will be used solely for the benefit of our students. 

If you do decide to include a gift to Horticap in your will please remember to include our full name – Horticap Limited – and our registered charity number of 517234.

If you need any further help about leaving a gift to Horticap please feel free to contact the Horticap team on 01423 522876.

Join the Local Lotto

THE LOCAL LOTTO is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Harrogate District. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit Harrogate District and its residents.

THE LOCAL LOTTO was established in 2018 and supported by Harrogate Borough Council.

Tickets cost just £1 per week and each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000!

Horticap is one of those causes that you can support by buying a ticket and from every £1 ticket you buy, 60p will go Horticap. This is double The National Lottery contribution rates and that’s the way we like it.

You can sign up here

Join our newsletter mailing list

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    If you don’t have an email address and would like a physical copy of the newsletter please call the Horticap Office on 01423 522876.

    Organise a fundraising event

    Whether that is just an individual activity or one with friends and colleagues our wonderful supporters find increasingly novel and wacky ways to raise funds for us.

    Events have included cupcake baking, sponsored walks, bread making, sponsored runs and even a sponsored wheel barrow run around Harrogate!  

    If you would like to organise an event please let us know and we can help publicise it and support where we can.  Our students are always keen to get involved!

    You can contact us by phone on 01423 522876

    Visit Hopkins Cafe and the Gift Shop

    Hopkins Café serves a fantastic range of sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, barista coffee, Yorkshire Tea and other drinks and snacks. A breakfast menu and afternoon teas will be offered in the near future. It has an attractive patio and the upstairs veranda will be opening soon.

    The Horticap nature trail, which has undergone a recent upgrade, backs on to the cafe and can be used free of charge.

    Horticap’s shop sells a wide range of attractive gifts and garden items, such as bird food and feeders.

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