Featurette: Nude Gardening

If you popped your head over the neighbour’s fence for a quick chat yesterday – you might have seen more than you bargained for.

Garden lovers are getting in the buff for World Naked Gardening Day Many of the green-fingered marked the 13th annual World Naked Gardening Day, where would-be horticulturists around the globe become one with nature by tending to their primroses in the nip. 
All over the world, people were shedding their clothes to pose nude in their backyard, often aided by some strategically placed flora.

Held on the first Saturday of May, World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) has grown a large cult following since its inception in 2005, usually appearing in Twitter’s top trends on the day itself.

Organisers explain on the website: “Why garden naked? First of all, it’s fun!

“Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude.

“Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment.

“Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us–even if only for those few sunkissed minutes–that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet.”

While some take such sage advice literally, others seem to see it as an opportunity to get their kit off.  Others are less impressed and opt to keep their clothes on while still enjoying the sunshine!


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