THE Beatles have inspired an amateur gardener to create her first showpiece.

Sue Burke won a competition to design a garden in a competition for BBC Radio Merseyside.

Listeners were challenged to come up with an idea for a city garden.

The mum-of three was thrilled to see her sketches for My City Our Music become reality at the RHS Flower Show in Tatton, where thousands of visitors were able to appreciate it.

Sue, from Liverpool, said: "I've never done anything like this before.

"I designed this garden as an ode to the music for which our city has become synonymous.

"The sandstone walls, from a local quarry, are a nod to the first name of the band, The Quarrymen.

"The guitar shape of the grass represents the music of the 'Merseybeat'."

Vibrant colours were chosen to celebrate the Beatle's four album covers.

The white border reflects The White Album and a green apple tree represents the Apple label.

Zingy colours of red, blue, orange and yellow celebrate Sergeant Pepper and Yellow Submarine.

The black and white paving leading to the bench in the garden symbolises the iconic image of The Beatles walking across a zebra crossing on the Abbey Road album cover.

The bench is embossed with the title of the song Norweigan Wood.

The garden was constructed by Lee Bestall.

Sunday, July 24 is the show's final day and at 4pm visitors will be able to buy flowers and plants from exhibitors.

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Each paying adult can bring two children under 16 free of charge.