Belle Vue Arts Festival Garden Trail to help local Poppy Appeal

The popular Belle Vue Arts Festival’s Garden & Art Trail will this year be donating £1 of its £4 entry price to the Poppy Appeal.  Last year over 350 people came to visit the open gardens, and this year the organisers are hoping that the event proves even more popular.

“We wanted to commemorate the centenary of WW1,” said Advolly Richmond, committee member and organiser of the trail.  “Donating some of our proceeds to the Poppy Appeal was an obvious choice, and we hope to help raise awareness too.”

Joss Mottram, the British Legion Community Fundraiser for Shrewsbury is playing a crucial role – providing 3ft Poppies for some of the Gardens that are opening – and helping out herself with some special Poppy-decorated cakes that will be for sale in the gardens.

The Garden and Arts Trail is on Sunday June 15th, between 10.30am and 4pm.  As well as the gardens themselves, there will also be music and art and cakes and teas.  There’s even going to be a pop-up Tapas Bar!  And of course, the free Scarecrow Trail will also be live that weekend, sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Tickets and maps will be on-sale at Get the Picture and Stop Coffee Shop in Coleham from the end of May, but you can RSVP your tickets now at the Belle Vue Arts website.

The Belle Vue Arts Festival fortnight runs from Saturday 7th June to Sunday 22nd June, for more information on the events and how to get involved please visit


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