A mower is an essential piece of machinery for any gardener who wants to keep a neat lawn. Until recently, the main options were petrol- or electric-powered models, or manual push mowers for energetic gardeners. Now, there’s another choice: cordless, battery-powered mowers, with rechargeable, long-life lithium-ion batteries.
In October 2017 we tested 18 cordless mowers, including six models suitable for large lawns. Scroll down to see the testing criteria and to find out which models earned the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine ‘Best Buy’ badge.