Chelsea flower show to feature George Harrison garden

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London, May 11 : This year's Chelsea flower show is to feature a garden dedicated to the late Beatle, George Harrison.

Co-designed by his widow Olivia, the garden portrays Harrison's life in four stages - childhood, shown by a vegetable plot and a bike in rough grass; a Beatles and 1960s area; and representations of his older self and spiritual life.

The garden contains a 1960s section, which has the names of his songs and a 6ft-wide glass sun, reminding visitors of Here Comes the Sun, which Harrison wrote for the Beatles album 'Abbey Road' in 1969.

The garden also has flowers - palmatum, anchusa and achillea that represent the psychedelic colours of the era.

Yvonne Innes, who worked closely with Harrison before his death in 2001, co-designed the garden.

"I knew what an amazing landscape gardener George was. I also realised few people knew this side of him and decided to design a narrative garden of his life and passing over to the next life," Times Online quoted her, as saying.

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