A Socially Distanced Gooseberry Gathering

Goostrey Gooseberry Society have announced that this year’s show will not go ahead as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. However, maintaining the tradition of over 100 years, the society will this year run a growers-only weighing meeting this Saturday (25th July), broadcasting live on their Facebook page from 1pm on the day, with prize giving […]

A charming ‘outsider’s view’ of Goostrey’s Goosegog “strange custom”

Blog by Vic Gardener. “Remember the Gooseberry Show bit in #VictorianKitchenGarden? Well, this year I went to #Goostrey to see for myself. Amazingly, the top prize was won by Doug Carter, son of Frank, who won in VKG in 1987.” On Saturday 27th July, 2019, I fullfilled a long-standing promise to myself. No, not that […]

Doug Carter wins heaviest Gooseberry 2019

Veteran grower Doug Carter triumphed at Goostrey’s 122nd gooseberry show at the weekend. Despite early promise of the heaviest berries for a number of years, earlier than usual plagues of wasps and alternating hot and cold weather and heavy thunderstorms decimated many growers’ crops, with many growers losing all their berries to berries bursting full […]

Goostrey Gooseberry Show 27th July 2019

Goostrey Gooseberry Show 27th July 2019

Goostrey Gooseberry Show Saturday 27th July from 1pm at The Crown (til 6ish). The first Goostrey Gooseberry Show was in 1863 with the first one held in the Red Lion, Goostrey. The current Society has been going since 1897. It’s all about who can grow the heaviest Gooseberry, some of which can grow to the […]