Unusual Front Gardens #38: Lawnmower

Atco lawnmower in a front garden

Sunday's scarecrow trail over at Pewsham provided the latest unusual front garden in the shape of a vintage lawnmower used as a plantstand. It's quite ironic seeing there's no lawn!

ATCO is a century-old* lawnmower manufacturer and judging by its appearance this is a relatively old one. Unusually it's been quite hard to find out much information about it online. According to this guide, my best bet is to go back and see if there are any useful looking numbers on the metalwork.

* = just over as the company was founded in 1921


  1. Maybe generations of the family worked at the factory?

    1. Possibly, though the factory was quite a way from here. However, we do have lots of people moving here from all over the country - including us!

  2. Definitely different 😀 I thought of you earlier this summer when we travelled through a town with a quirky front garden - should have got my phone out but too slow.

  3. It's a cool mower - I bet we won't be displaying flymos a century from now.


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