A memorial to a former member of The Beatles has been opened at a temple in Aldenham.

The George Harrison Memorial Garden in Bhaktivedanta Manor, in Hilfield Lane, was built in honour of George Harrison.

It was unveiled by his widow Olivia Harrison and friends, local faith leaders, devotees and television presenters Monty Don and Peter Owen-Jones.

Mrs Harrison gave a speech where she quoted from her husband’s song, Awaken and See. She said: “I am grateful to the devotees for honouring George in the form of a garden.

“It is a manifestation in the material world of which he would be very proud.

“George was not a perfectionist, but he did have the ability to see the potential in gardens, and he did see potential in this dell.

“Admittedly the creation of this garden has stopped and started a few times, but that just reflects life and the stages we go through in our own journeys.”

The event took place on May 29.