A special memorial garden in honour of George Harrison was officially opened at Aldenham’s Hare Krishna Temple.

The George Harrison Memorial Garden was officially opened at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, in Hilfield lane, last month.

When the former Beatles guitarist passed away on November 29, 2001, Bhaktivedanta Manor resolved to create a quiet garden in his memory.

His widow, Olivia Harrison, was joined by television presenters Monty Don and Peter Owen-Jones at the garden’s opening on Saturday, May 25.

Mrs Harrison said: "I am grateful to the devotees for honouring George in the form of a garden - a manifestation in the material world of which he would be very proud."

The garden, situated in the woodland dell behind the main building, will be set aside for prayer and contemplation.

The opening began with a sitar recital and there were a series of short speeches and a complete tour of the garden.

Mr Don, presenter of the BBC’s Gardeners’ World said: "I am delighted and honoured to open the garden that the public will be able to share George's great love of gardening and deep spirituality."