Welcome To The Old Lawnmower Club


The Old Lawnmower Club was formed in 1990 to promote the collection, preservation and display of lawn mowers made from 1830 onwards. We have more than 500 members around the world.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in old lawn mowers. We participate in a number of events throughout the year at museums, garden shows, vintage rallies and steam fairs. You can find out more about what we do on this site.

New BBC History Of Gardening Series

The BBC is broadcasting a brand new series on the Secret History of the Garden. Presented by Monty Don, the series comprises four parts and goes out on BBC2 at 9pm on Sunday evenings with repeats on the same channel on the following Wednesday after Newsnight at 11.15pm.

Each episode covers a different century, starting with the 17th. Christopher Proudfoot - long term club member - recorded some pieces about lawn mowers for the series and we expect these will feature in the third episode, covering the 19th century. All being well this episode will be broadcast on Sunday 29 November and Wednesday 2 December. 

Christopher actually recorded the footage late last year but it's not unusual for programmes like this to be completed and then shelved for months until a suitable slot in the schedules is available. The first episode (from Sunday 15 November, repeated Wednesday 18 November) is currently on the BBC iPlayer where all episodes will be available for a week or two after the final one is broadcast in early December. 

New Design For Club Website

Today we launch a new design for the website. This is the first redesign since the launch of the "new" website over six years ago in 2009. These changes have been introduced to refresh the overall look of the site and make it easier for people using tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices to view the content. The basic layout and navigation of the site are largely the same as before although there are one or two changes at the top of the screen. We'll be making a few tweaks to the design over the coming weeks.


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