Garden Literature Trail

Starting at 13:00, Saturday 15th September. 
Please meet the guide on the lawn outside Ufford House in Barrack Lane 

The Ufford Literature Trail takes visitors into some of the oldest gardens in Ufford, along Barrack Lane and Church Lane, to hear a series of readings from local people.  The trail will be led by a guide.  In each garden visitors will be given a selection of prose and poetry in a reading of approximately 10 minutes before moving on. The venues range from some of the oldest houses in Ufford to the 20th century modernism of Ash Greys. Some poems are accompanied by music composed especially for the event by Ufford resident Neil Steinle. 

Readings include Mary Cholmondeley’s description of Ufford in her 1913 novel ‘Notwithstanding’, read in the garden of the house where she lived with her sister; and Gerard O’Donovan reading from his acclaimed Hollywood detective novel ‘The Long Silence’ (an outstanding debut’ – Publisher’s Weekly)

There will be chairs provided and some houses will offer drinks.  Visitors will also enjoy an opportunity to see some beautiful village gardens.  Sadly, some of the gardens are not accessible by wheelchair.  


Starting at 13:00, Saturday 15th September.  The trail takes approximately one hour twenty minutes. Please meet the guide on the lawn outside Ufford House in Barrack Lane. The trail finishes near the village hall where tea and cakes will be available to buy.

With grateful thanks to Karen & Ian Davies, Gillian & Giles Slaughter, Jeremy & Karen Eyres, Kevin Young  & Shou-wen Tang, and Angela  Linforth & Gerard O'Donovan, and Tig & Adam Thomas for their help and assistance and use of their gardens