TWO sisters opened the doors to their beautiful cottage garden in aid of Essex Air Ambulance.

Jen and Jill Frederickson, of Kirby-le-Soken, welcomed visitors to their secluded split-level garden over the last two weekends to raise money for the life-saving charity.

The event is part of the Essex Air Ambulance Summer of Open Gardens initiative which sees gardening enthusiasts open their gardens to the public.

Visitors are asked to make a donation to their local air ambulance.

There is still time for people to take part and open their own gardens. For more information visit