A lawn goose decorated for the Fourth of July

The concrete goose, also known as a porch goose or lawn goose, is a popular lawn ornament in the United States. Concrete geese reached the peak of their popularity in the 1980s,[1] but are still common in the Midwestern United States. [2]

It is not uncommon for owners of concrete geese to dress them in costumes for seasonal holidays,[3] to match the weather, or just as decoration. [4]


  1. ^ Adams, Denise W.; Burchfield, Laura L. S. (2013). American Home Landscapes: A Design Guide to Creating Period Garden Styles. Timber Press. p. 263. ISBN 9781604690408.
  2. ^ Beck, Julie (Dec 3, 2018). "Nothing Says Midwest Like a Well-Dressed Porch Goose". The Atlantic.
  3. ^ Thomas, Jeannie B. (2003). Naked Barbies, Warrior Joes, and Other Forms of Visible Gender. University of Illinois Press. pp. 81.
  4. ^ Mendell, David (Jul 26, 1998). "Stylish Lawn Geese Get Down Big Time". Chicago Tribune.