Twenty three gardens in Stokesley will throw open their gates to the public this weekend in aid of Teesside Hospice.

The town's popular Open Gardens event returns on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, from 12.30pm to 5.30pm on both days.

Gardeners will be on hand to share ideas and give tips, and there will be plant stalls, refreshments, music, treasure hunts and nature trails. 

The gardens on show include wildflower meadows, rockeries, woodland areas, shady planting, sunny borders, and ponds, and there will be a chance to discover some of the town's hidden gems, including The Old Tannery on Levenside, and The Old Market Garden - College Square, The Long Gardens of West Green.

Entry is £7 per adult, with all proceeds to Teesside Hospice. Accompanied children go free. For more information and to buy tickets, see