A woodland tribute to the Beatle George Harrison is to be created in his home town of Liverpool.

The project, announced by Liverpool City Council and the George Harrison Estate, will see the creation of a new memorial woodland in honour of the famous musician.

The George Harrison Woodland Walk, will be located in Allerton on the Greenland site opposite Allerton Towers, close to where George was born and grew up.

The city council and the Harrison family want to encourage artists to design new artworks which will take pride of place in the garden.

They are currently looking for expressions of interest from artists, musicians, collectives, technologists and groups interested in creating a sculpture or installation.

The 12-acre greenland site opposite Allerton Towers is currently a mixture of mature woodland and meadow. 

When it officially opens in 2021, the area 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.

City major Joe Anderson said: "It has been one of my ambitions as mayor to find an appropriate way for us as a city to celebrate one of our most-loved sons."