ONE of East Lancashire’s oldest properties will be opening its gardens for charity this weekend.

Jean and Ken Kay of Great Mitton Hall, which dates to the 14th Century, will be hosting their eighth open garden weekend with proceeds going to Help for Heroes and the Brooke charity which helps working horses and donkeys.

This year’s displays will commemorate the anniversary of D Day and visitors may catch a glimpse of the Queen somewhere in the gardens - albeit a cut out of the monarch.

Tea and cakes will be served and there will also be a bric-a-brac stall. Neighbouring All Hallows Church will be opening its tower allowing visitors to get fabulous views.

The gardens are open Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.