AN INSTANT lawn, rolled out on to Byram Street, raised eyebrows in Huddersfield town centre.
Byram Street was pedestrianised and covered with a ``lawn" of grass during The Green - a Festival of Place, staged by the Yorkshire Forward development agency.
A temporary stage was built and entertainers performed, while spectators stood and sat on the grass or pavement.
The event ran over the weekend and continued today.
Ralph Holliday, of Fartown, found it bizarre.
"I don't know what to say, it's so unusual," he said.
"What's it for? You don't have grass on a street.
"I would not like to see it there all the time," he added.
Heather Crompton and James Royston, of Golcar - with 16-month-old Isaac - were happy with the addition to the town centre.
"I quite like it; it's like we've reclaimed the streets a bit," said Heather.
And James said: "I think it's quite interesting - a portable park!
"It's a special thing to have. If it was here all the time you would not appreciate it."
Steven Moore, of Moldgreen, was all in favour of it.
"It makes it more continental," he said.
"It makes you feel like you can enjoy yourself without having to dodge cars.
"It makes the town more a place of leisure, rather than somewhere just to do the shopping."
The grass was real and was created by Lindum Seeded Turf, of York.
The firm grows the grass, washes the soil off and grows it in a felt carpet that holds the moisture and does not get muddy.