Nearing 190 years of evolving lawnmowing technology
Still one of the UK’s greatest icons, the lawnmower has continued to evolve since its invention in 1827.
In 1827, a man named Edwin Budding invented the lawnmower. Budding, from Thrupp, just outside of Stroud, Gloucestershire designed the mower as a machine to cut grass on sports grounds and extensive gardens. His lawnmower was a superior alternative to a scythe and on August 31, 1830 it was granted a British patent.