VIDEO: Great Mitton Hall gardens open to public

Garden lovers enjoyed the rare opportunity to look around the grounds of Great Mitton Hall at the weekend.

Jean and Ken Kay open their gardens each year to visitors as part of the National Gardens Scheme, which raises money for various charities - £2.6m last year. Visitors toured the terraced grounds, which have herbaceous borders, lawn, topiary and a raised lily pond, and then enjoyed a home-made tea. There were stalls to the side of the hall on the village green and after browsing those, visitors could take the opportunity to climb the rarely opened tower to the medieval All Hallows Church, which overlooks the garden. A share of the money raised will be donated to Help the Heroes.

Margaret and John Haworth take a closer look at the poppies in Great Mitton Hall garden.

Margaret and John Haworth take a closer look at the poppies in Great Mitton Hall garden.