Last night the Ceremony for the Official Opening of the Cherry Walk took place in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Sean Rafferty, the extraordinary host of BBC's Radio 3 In Tune was the official guest of honour. The Cherry Walk was commissioned and funded by the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The designer, world-renowned landscaper Todd Longstaff-Gowan was also present at the ceremony. The Friends committee was there in force as were members of local organisations, Lambeth Council and the local community. Chair Paola Piglia and Vice Chair David Wheeler gave short speeches to introduce the project and the guests of honour. Mr Rafferty cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque ( which will be fixed in place in the next month or so). It was a very pleasant event and the Friends and the community all look forward to the many years of flowering and dry path across the park !