GREEN-fingered Stourbridge horticulture celebrity Adam Greathead will be opening his garden to the public again later this year.

Previous events at Adam's 'Duckpools' garden in Stambermill have attracted crowds in excess of 200 and the signs suggest there will be even more this time.

Adam, who at just 27 is head gardener at Ashwood Nurseries, has also been chairman of Wollaston Gardeners' Guild for the past four years.

He said: "Although I'm based at Ashwood during the day, I'm out giving talks to gardening clubs and societies at least one night a week."

Adam will be opening his garden on Sunday July 9 and Saturday July 29 when he will also be attempting to raise funds for Oldswinford-based charity No Limits which works with people with autism.

Last year his open garden events raised well over £1,600 for Dudley Mind.

Like his garden, Adam's career has been blossoming and he has been mixing with the likes of Sir Roy Lancaster, Carol Klein and Val Bourne.

He said: "It's amazing the amount of people who have heard of me and it's so wonderful to share their passion for plants.

"Several gardening clubs have visited my garden and one has even asked to come back this year.

"It always makes me wonder just how we manage to get so many people in, especially as car parking is limited, but the people still seem to come."

There will also be further gardens open by fellow Wollaston Gardeners' Guild members at Clockfields Estate, off Brettle Lane, Brierley Hill, on July 16 and another at 11 Dock Road, Wordsley, on August 5.

Visitors to the gardens will also be able to buy homemade cakes and plants and there will be a raffle with proceeds going to No Limits.

Adam added: "I feel so privileged to live in Stourbridge and be able to give something back to the community.

"I've also noticed since becoming chairman of Wollaston Gardeners' Guild that we've had a number a younger members join, which can only be good."