GARDEN lovers can pick up tips to spruce up their own floral displays from Southend Council's gardening team on Saturday and Sunday.

An open weekend is being held at the Park Nursery in Wakering Road, Southend, where horticulture experts will be on hand offer hints and ideas for people to take home to their gardens.

Visitors will also be able to buy hanging baskets, plants and flowers from the venue which acts as the cultivation centre for the council's parks around the borough.

Doors will be open during both days between 10am and 4pm.