This year's winner of the Creative Lawn Stripe competition was announced this week. Last year's winner and this year's judge Keith Smith, said "the quality of the lawn entrants has been of a very creative and high standard this year"
The winning entry from Czako Erik of Hungary
Lawn fanatics from all over the world (10 countries in fact) entered this year's competition and if you think that striped lawns are limited to the homes of the British, you need to look at these submissions. Striped lawns used to be the preserve of the British garden, but now keen gardeners from around the globe compete each year for this coveted green award.
The 2019 garden competition has been won by Czako Erik of Hungary with a stunning and technically difficult pattern on grass of a quality normally seen in a national football stadium.
The prize is an Allett Liberty 43 with ALL its cartridges and 2 cartridge stands.
This year's judge was Keith Smith, who was the 2018 Champion! The team at Allett voted on their top 6 first and these were then sent to Keith to pick his favourite - judging on what he thought was the most creative
Allett Mowers, British manufacturer of traditional cylinder lawn mowers based in Staffordshire, sponsor the competition. "The rise in international competitors in this competition to win the award is in line with the rise in demand our company has seen for our mowers from overseas lawn-fanatics" says Austin Jarrett, Managing Director of the mower makers.
"This year, the Allett factory won the Queen's Award for Enterprise - International trade because of the increase in overseas demand and consequently our export sales."
Entries came from as far afield as Sweden (left) and the USA, but the English were on top form too (right)