HOLLAND-ON-SEA’S first ever open gardens event is being held this weekend.

More than a dozen homes open their gates for fellow enthusiasts between noon and 5pm.

Maps and tickets are on sale in advance for £5 at Stratford Road and Kings Avenue post offices, and on Saturday and Sunday from the first garden at 74 Fleetwood Avenue.

Money raised will go to St Bartholomew’s church and organiser Fenella Dufton hopes it will be spent on improving the kitchen facilities.

For more details about the event call 01255 815412.