The George Harrison Woodland Walk, will be located in south Liverpool close to where George was born and grew up. The 12-acre Greenland site opposite Allerton Towers is currently a mixture of mature woodland and meadow.
When it officially opens in 2021, it will be landscaped in order to be accessible, combining garden and woodland with a number of artistic installations inspired by the life and lyrics of the much-loved Beatle.
The city council and the Harrison family want to encourage artists to design new artworks which will take pride of place in the garden. More information on submitting an expression of interest can be found at www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/harrison.
The longer term aim is for a ‘nature classroom’ to be opened on the site, allowing school children from across the region to spend time learning about nature and the environment.
The site was acquired by Liverpool City Council in 2018 and work is set to begin in the coming months. The George Harrison Woodland Walk will formally open to the public in spring 2021.