Edward Beard Budding

Budding Lawn Mowers

Today, in 1830, the first lawn mower was invented by Edward Beard Budding.

Budding had adopted a machine that was used to remove the nap from wool.
Budding had been working part-time at a carpet mill, and he got the idea when he was working there, watching that machine with the wool.
Budding tested his machine at night so that his neighbors wouldn’t be curious or make fun of him.
And, if you ever get the chance to go and see the Budding Museum of Gardening, it looks like a fun place to go. It shows mowers from all over the world. There’s also a pruning exhibit. The museum is in England. Cute little museum.

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  1. Clive Gravett on June 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    No known images of Edwin Budding exist, only those that have been wrongly named on the internet!

    My book published in 2018 ‘Two men went to mow’ names the actual people in the main 3 images that appear on the Web purporting to be Edwin Budding, including the one referred to above.

    It would help future researchers if you would kindly remove the incorrect image.

    Thanks for your co-operation.

    Clive Gravett

    The Budding Foundation
    Museum of Gardening, Hassocks

  2. The Daily Gardener on October 4, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Clive.
    Thank you for letting me know. The incorrect image has been removed.

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