The Beatles are one of the most popular and influential groups of all time, and the inspiration for one of their biggest songs will now be available to the public. The British Rock group wrote “Strawberry Fields Forever” in 1967, based off a garden of a Salvation Army children’s home in Liverpool, where John Lennon used to play growing up.
Until now, diehard fans would look through red metal gates at the flowers and shrubs, without being able to access the location. Strawberry Field announced that starting Saturday (September 14th), it will open to the public for the first time. According to the website, the garden is now “home to an interactive visitor exhibition, community café, shop, calm garden spaces for spiritual reflection and – at its heart – a Steps to Work programme for young adults with learning disabilities and other barriers to employment.”
The Victorian house that originally sat on the site was torn down in 1973, and replaced by a new building that was shut down in 2005. Regardless, fans may now take place in the inspiration for one of the most recognizable songs in history.