World Naked Gardening Day

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World Naked Gardening Day
World Naked Gardening Day


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Each year, on the first Saturday in May, gardening enthusiasts are urged to embrace the natural approach by tending to their gardens in the nude.

Championed primarily by free-spirited nudists, the call for naked gardening extends beyond nudist communities. It beckons anyone seeking a deeper connection with nature, including families, couples, gardening clubs, or groups of friends. The garden itself can be located in the backyard, a park, or even inside the home. Naked gardeners are also encouraged to share their experiences with others, and if they decide to share photos, it's advisable to creatively conceal private parts with foliage, gardening tools, or other playful props.


  • Inception: World Naked Gardening Day was founded in 2005 by Mark Storey, editor for Nude & Natural magazine, and permaculturalist Jacob Gabriel as a way to promote nudism and gardening.
  • First Observance: The first WNGD was observed in 2005.

Key Objectives:

  1. Promote Gardening: Encourage people to engage in gardening activities and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits it offers.
  2. Celebrate Body Positivity: Promote body acceptance and self-confidence by experiencing gardening without clothing.
  3. Connect with Nature: Foster a deeper connection with nature by engaging in gardening in a natural, unencumbered state.
  4. Encourage Community and Social Engagement: Inspire people to participate in a fun, lighthearted community event that brings gardeners together.

Activities and Celebrations:

  • Gardening Naked: Individuals and groups spend time gardening in the nude, enjoying activities such as planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting.
  • Community Events: Some communities organize group gardening events or gatherings to celebrate WNGD together.
  • Social Media Sharing: Participants share their experiences and photos (tastefully and respectfully) on social media using hashtags like #WorldNakedGardeningDay and #WNGD to promote the event and inspire others.
  • Gardening Workshops: Workshops and classes on gardening techniques and sustainable practices are sometimes held, with a focus on the enjoyment and benefits of gardening.

Benefits of Gardening:

  • Physical Health: Gardening involves physical activity that can improve cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility.
  • Mental Health: Engaging in gardening has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression while promoting relaxation and well-being.
  • Nutrition: Growing your own vegetables and fruits can lead to a healthier diet and increased consumption of fresh produce.
  • Environmental Impact: Gardening supports biodiversity, helps combat climate change, and promotes sustainable living practices.

Promoting Body Positivity:

  • Body Acceptance: WNGD encourages people to embrace their bodies, promoting self-confidence and body positivity.
  • Natural Experience: Gardening naked provides a liberating experience, helping participants feel more comfortable and connected with their natural selves.

How to Get Involved:

  1. Garden Naked: Spend time gardening in the nude on the first Saturday of May, whether in your backyard, community garden, or another safe and private space.
  2. Join or Organize Events: Participate in or organize local WNGD events, inviting friends, family, or community members to join in the fun.
  3. Share Your Experience: Post about your WNGD activities on social media, using appropriate hashtags to spread the word and encourage others to participate.
  4. Learn About Gardening: Use the day as an opportunity to learn more about gardening techniques, sustainable practices, and the benefits of growing your own plants.
  5. Promote Body Positivity: Use WNGD as a platform to promote body positivity and self-acceptance, sharing messages and stories that inspire confidence and acceptance.

Safety and Considerations:

  • Privacy: Ensure that your gardening activities respect the privacy of yourself and others. Choose locations where you are comfortable and won’t disturb neighbors or passersby.
  • Legal Considerations: Be aware of local laws and regulations regarding public nudity to ensure that your participation in WNGD is within legal boundaries.
  • Sun Protection: Protect your skin from sunburn by gardening during cooler parts of the day, using sunscreen, or creating shaded areas in your garden.

Organizations Involved:

  • Nudist and Naturist Groups: Various nudist and naturist organizations promote WNGD as part of their advocacy for body positivity and natural living.
  • Gardening Clubs and Societies: Some gardening clubs and societies support WNGD by hosting events and sharing resources on gardening techniques and benefits.

By celebrating World Naked Gardening Day, participants embrace the joy of gardening, promote body positivity, and foster a closer connection with nature. It is a day to celebrate freedom, health, and the simple pleasures of nurturing plants in the natural world.