An open garden event has raised thousands of pounds for hospice care services.

Major Charles Enderby and his wife Tina opened their blooming gardens at The Riding, in Acomb, for the fifth year.

The funds raised by the event will support Tynedale Hospice at Home, whose offices are in Beaufront Park.

The sun mostly shone on the gardens during the open day, and attendees were treated to gastronomic delights served by Titu Ahad and his team from the restaurant Saathi.

The lighting of a tandoori, and a unique naan bread challenge, were also involved.

Major Charles Enderby and Titu of SaathiMajor Charles Enderby and Titu of Saathi (Image: Supplied)

Cathy Bates, fundraising manager for Tynedale Hospice at Home, said: "We could not be more grateful to our Patron Major Charles Enderby (and his wife Tina) for their kindness in opening their gardens which managed to raise this staggering amount of money for the care services the Hospice provide to the local community.

"The event was enhanced by Titu and his team from Saathi who provided a range of curry feasts for the guests to choose from. We are also grateful to Harry Douglas Estate Agents for providing some brollies for the guests, just in case of inclement weather!”

A total of £3,205.60 was raised by the event.