Official Opening of the Cherry Walk by Sean Rafferty 8 May 2017

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 !

 he Chair Paola Piglia and Vice chair David Wheeler introduce the project and the guests

he Chair Paola Piglia and Vice chair David Wheeler introduce the project and the guests

 Guest of honour Sean Rafferty and designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

Guest of honour Sean Rafferty and designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

 Paola hands scissors to Mr Rafferty

Paola hands scissors to Mr Rafferty

 Sean Rafferty prefers to cut the ribbon

Sean Rafferty prefers to cut the ribbon

 The deed is done: The Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Cherry Walk is officially open!

The deed is done: The Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Cherry Walk is officially open!

 The Black granite plaque

The Black granite plaque

 Guests at the opening

Guests at the opening

 Theresa Hoare of Lambeth parks Development, Kate Pode, Eamonn McMahon talk to Sean Rafferty

Theresa Hoare of Lambeth parks Development, Kate Pode, Eamonn McMahon talk to Sean Rafferty

 Theatricals from Harry Iggulden from the Tea House

Theatricals from Harry Iggulden from the Tea House

 Caroll Bentall , Vauxhall City Farm manager and other farm representative with donkeys Bert and Ernie

Caroll Bentall , Vauxhall City Farm manager and other farm representative with donkeys Bert and Ernie

 Carol shows off Bert and Ernie who were very good and did not eat the decorations

Carol shows off Bert and Ernie who were very good and did not eat the decorations

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