New Cub Cadet XR5 Robotic mower to be showcased at The Game Fair

Published on: 22/07/2021


Pershore College and Moreton Morrell College, both part of college group WCG, have been brought together to create a 30m by 17m show garden at The Game Fair, which is being held at Ragley Hall in Alcester from the 23rd to 25th July.

The show garden, split into four distinct interconnected smaller gardens, will be one of the major attractions at the three-day festival, which is returning after a year away and regularly attracts more than 120,000 visitors.

The Smart Garden is a modern contemporary garden, which shows how modern technology can be integrated – with features including a solar-powered electric car charging station, a vertical living wall and a Cub Cadet XR5 robotic mower.

The new XR5 1000 robotic mower has been developed to deliver a quality cut time and time again so that the lawn always looks perfect and gives homeowners the extra time to enjoy their garden. Modern technology means that the XR5 can be controlled and programmed easily via a smartphone app.

“We wanted to make sure that getting the perfect lawn was as easy and efficient as possible” said Phil Noble, Divisional Sales Manager, Lawn and Garden, E.P. Barrus “This new machine handles challenging terrain, 45% slopes and tall thick grass up to 100mm with incredible accuracy whilst cutting beyond the edge of the wheel gives beautifully finished edges. It’s self-cleaning deck and wheels and replaceable parts make it easy to maintain. We are proud to be showcasing our machine as part of this great project”.

Mike Roberts, garden design and horticulture lecturer at WCG, is managing the design and planting and has award-winning success of creating show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

He said: “This is by far the largest show garden we have every undertaken and we’re all excited to get to work on site at Ragley Hall to create something truly special for The Game Fair.

“We appreciate the support from Cub Cadet with loaning us one of their new robotic mowers to help us make the design a reality.

“It’s set to be a brilliant weekend. I know the students are looking forward to seeing their designs come to life and it will be a proud weekend for everyone involved.”

For more information about The Game Fair, which takes place from Friday, July 23 to Sunday, July 25, visit:


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