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Every year on the first Saturday in May, gardeners are encouraged to shed their clothes and tend their gardens naked, just as nature intended.

The free-spirited proponents of naked gardening are usually nudists. But it’s not just other nudists that are encouraged to garden in the buff. It’s anyone who desires to experience a stronger bond with nature. This could be entire families, couples, gardening clubs, or a group of friends. And the gardens can be anywhere in the backyard, the park, or inside the home. Additionally, naked gardeners are encouraged to share their stories with others. If they choose to share their photos, it’s a good idea to have private parts covered with foliage, gardening tools, or other fun props.

There are many benefits of naked gardening. Some of these benefits include:

  • It’s doesn’t cost anything.
  • It’s a fun and freeing activity.
  • It ties people to the natural world.
  • Gardening is good for the environment.
  • It allows humans to be honest with who they are

Are you thinking of trying naked gardening? If so, there are some things you should not do. For instance, you shouldn’t plant roses or do anything with cacti. You should avoid using power tools. Definitely stay far away from poisonous ivy, and don’t forget the sunblock!

HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldNakedGardeningDay

It might surprise you to know just how many people participate in this day. If you are daring enough, go ahead and plant flowers or pull weeds wearing nothing but your birthday suit. The most important thing is to keep it lighthearted and have fun. You can also find creative ways to take pictures and post them on social media. When doing so, use #WorldNakedGardeningDay or #WNGD.


Mark Storey and Jacob Gabriel founded World Naked Gardening Day in 2005. Storey is the consulting editor for Nude & Natural magazine. Gabriel is a permaculturist. Together they established the day as a project of the Body Freedom Collaborative. The Naturist Society and the American Association for Nude Recreation endorse WNGD, too. The first WNGD took place on September 10, 2005. In 2007, the date was moved to the first Saturday in May.

Source: National Day Calendar