ENTHUSIASTIC gardeners will throw open their gates in a two-day event showing off their gardens for charity.

On Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, Stokesley residents will take part in the Stokesley Open Gardens 2019 event.

As part of the sessions, gardeners will share their gardening advice, tips and experiences, all while they collect money for the Teesside Hospice.

Organising the event Julie Haigh said the event had raised £11,400 for the hospice in 2017.

She said: "Our Stokesley Community really come together for this event, with treasure hunts for families, bringing together all ages.

"We have visitors from a wide area and all our gardeners and helpers love to share their gardening hobby with all the creative and therapeutic benefits that it brings."

Stokesley-residents Louise and Johnny Ferguson, who have already shown off their garden for the third time this year, said they were excited to fundraise for the hospice. Mrs Ferguson said: "My husband and I are really excited to be opening our garden to support the great work Teesside Hospice does.

"We both work in the NHS, so appreciate how important this charity is to the local community."