HBC Horticultural Nursery

Growing Plants for the District Since 1974

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About Us

The Horticultural Nursery has been growing quality plants for the district since 1974 and takes pride in the horticultural excellence, knowledge and years of experience required to ensure floral displays within the district are to a high standard.

We are very proud of our methods of growing which is predominantly from seed. This method requires highly skilled staff to ensure each plant is nurtured from the time of sowing to planting in the soil.


Every year the Nursery grows over 400,000 plants which are planted by the parks team in the many floral displays across the borough which makes Harrogate the floral town of the North.


Harrogate district’s seasonal beds and horticultural displays are renowned for their award-winning quality, which has been celebrated by many national and international awards over the years.


You too can take a little bit of Harrogate home with you, by purchasing the same seasonal bedding plants that go into the award-winning floral beds.


We are a local service of prominent visibility and unrivalled award-winning reputation, selling high quality plants at a great value achieved through low environmental impact of growing locally for people who take pride in their own gardens as well as in our district.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to share our passion and expert advice with our customers by growing high quality plants for the indoor and outdoor gardening experience. We are proud to provide a wide range of high quality locally grown plants to inspire you to get green-thumbed in the garden, as well as growing to ensure the sustainability of the environment and the pure enjoyment and mental wellbeing gardening can bring to all.

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Getting Greener

This year for the first time we are trialing both recycled trays and 100% peat free grown plants, and the other exciting news is we are growing plants using a vertical hydroponic growing system.

Our ambition for the future is to do even more for our and the district’s by introducing more sustainable growing methods (eg peat free/ reduced peat content, recyclable plastic/plastic alternatives), pollinator-friendly plants and diverse planting, as we know these are the issues close to our local residents’ hearts.

Seasons Update