AN open gardens event is to take place this weekend.

Thornton Open Gardens will run on Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, from 12pm until 5pm. 

The event will showcase 25 different gardens around Thornton. 

It is being held to raise funds for the community centre, Sapgate Gardens and the Bronte Bell Chapel.

There's plenty of variety, with allotments to graveyard and cottage gardens on the trail. 

Tickets are available from Thornton Furnishings, Plenty at The Square, The Watchmaker and South Square Centre.

Most gardens will also have a supply of tickets on the days. 

The programme acts as a ticket to all the gardens and there will be entertainment and refreshments available along the route.

They cost £5 per adult, while children under 16 go free with an accompanying adult.