Memorial garden planned to honor George Harrison

George Harrison was an enthusiastic gardener later in his life, putting hours into planning and landscaping the sprawling grounds of his Friar Park Estate in Henley on Thames near London. Now, his former community plans to honor the late Beatle with a garden of its own.

According to Henley Mayor Kellie Hinton:

"For a few decades, various people in the town including local councillors have wanted to create a memorial to celebrate that Henley was George and Olivia Harrison's family home. 

"Unfortunately nothing suggested has ever been quite right. 

"The idea for a garden came about last summer as a result of conversations with local woman Emma Sweet. We wrote a joint letter to Mrs Harrison and asked for her permission and support.

"Discussions are still ongoing, with the aim of creating a peaceful, tranquil space for residents and visitors to enjoy in memory of somebody who meant an incredible amount to the people of Henley."