Welcome To The Old Lawnmower Club

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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.

BBC Gardeners World - Second Episode

The second, and final, instalment of BBC Gardeners' World look at the history of the lawn and lawnmower is scheduled for this Friday at 9pm. More mowers will be featured from the collection assembled by club member Clive Gravett at the Museum of Gardening at the South Downs Heritage Centre.

If you are in the UK and miss the show, it will be available on the BBC iPlayer after the initial transmission for up to 12 months. The initial instalment that was broadcast in April is also available.

Annual "Virtual" Rally 2021

Sadly, because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to cancel our Annual Rally which was scheduled for the third weekend in May. Despite some restrictions being lifted, the weekend for our event was before the proposed opening date for museums and similar venues. We are hoping to arrange an alternative event at Milton Keynes Museum later in the year, subject to regulations allowing such events to take place. 

In the meantime we are repeating our "Virtual Annual Rally" which was so successful last year. The allows members of The Old Lawnmower Club to display some of the exhibits they would have brought to our get-together in May.

We hope this collection will give a good idea of the variety of old mowers our members collect and the effort they all put into preserving and displaying them. Click on one of the images to find out more or visit the Virtual Annual Rally page.


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BBC Gardeners World

UPDATE: THIS PROGRAMME IS NOW BEING BROADCAST AT 8PM ON SATURDAY 10 APRIL

Look out for club member Clive Gravett on BBC Gardeners' World this Friday (and the next couple of weeks) talking about the history of the mower in the programme's feature on lawn history. Some of the mowers that Clive displays in the Museum of Gardening at the South Downs Heritage Centre will be featured in the show.

If you are in the UK and miss the show it will be available on the BBC iPlayer after the initial transmission.

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