Garden Tribute For Beatle George Harrison

George Harrison loved to garden — the dedication in his autobiography I Me Mine reads, “To All Gardeners Everywhere.” And at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, his widow, Olivia, is honoring his memory with a garden. The first part of the garden shows George’s birthplace in Liverpool, the second symbolizes the Sgt. Pepper days with brightly colored flowers, and the third area is more subdued and represents the period of time after Beatlemania passed and George became more spiritual. Before George died of lung cancer in 2001, he and Olivia would go to the flower show every year, and George would take notes on the plants he liked. “I really cannot think of a more joyful thing to do for George and I know he would approve,” Olivia said. “I do feel close to him in the garden.” [Reuters]