Since inventing the hover mower more than 50 years ago, Flymo have become the market leaders in the design and innovation of unique gardening products, which makes gardening easier. The core values at the heart of everything we do here at Flymo are 'quick and easy'. Quick at completing garden tasks. Easy in being intuitive to use. 

The Air Cushion Mower was invented by Karl Dahlman in 1963 after taking ideas from Christopher Cockerell's hovercraft invention. In 1964, Flymo Limited is formed and manufacturing is set up at Newton Aycliffe, in the North East of England. In 1965, Flymo is founded with the production of the world's first hover mower at Newton Aycliffe - where they are still manufactured today. In 1977, Flymo products begin to take on their distinctive orange colour, after the initial blue and white.

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History images


Blue and white mower, timeline


With many more successes following, in 1986 Flymo launch a new range of electric wheeled lawnmowers called The Chevron Range, followed by the GardenVac - a unique, all-year-round multipurpose tidy tool in 1993. With innovation being at the forefront of Flymo's success, the Robotic Lawnmower 1200R is launched in 2013, swiftly followed in 2014 by the new hover collect mower - The UltraGlide, with a unique DuoTech system. New for 2017, a 40V battery wheeled lawnmower - The Mighti-Mo 300 Li - a surprisingly powerful, 30cm lawnmower capable of cutting up to 250m2 on one charge.

The first Flymo GardenVac, timeline


Robotic Robotic Lawnmower


UltraGlide cuts over edges



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Easier by Design

Our success is due to our determination to be the leading innovators within the garden care industry. We've been making products since 1964 and have a wide range of products that make the lives of gardeners easier - all around the world.