A CROSS Hills gardener who has been opening his small sunken garden, Greystones, in Brown Bank Terrace, has thanked all the visitors who have spent time looking at his garden and helping him raise money for charity.

Since he opened his garden two years ago, Stephen Clemence has raised around £600 - £364 for the charity Perennial which he raised last year, and £226 up to July this year for Sight Airedale, a charity dedicated to the blind.

"It has been a pleasure to chat to people and share my garden with them," Stephen said.

Stephen's garden has a variety of climbing and herbaceous shrubs and perennials, along with water features, an Alpine rockery, roses and small trees.

He has nurtured the garden for the past 15 years and is currently raising money for the Airedale Hospital and Community Charity.

Anyone wishing to book an appointment to view the garden should contact Stephen on 07967 807108.