Horticap are 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 their garden, wildlife area and shop are open to the public every day from 10am until 4pm (the tearoom is open until 3.30pm).
They aim to provide students who have learning and other disabilities with a supportive and friendly working environment so that they may develop their social and communication abilities and also to help students extend their knowledge and skills, through structured training using professionally qualified staff and volunteers.
Their vision is 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. They also have various seating areas to enjoy a picnic and a shop where an abundance of plants, gifts and garden items can be purchased.
Alan Titchmarsh MBE is proud to be patron and support this enterprising group.