World Naked Gardening Day

Have you always wanted an excuse to shed all your clothes and head out to your garden to do some work? If you have, then you probably will want to know about World Naked Gardening Day. This unofficial holiday is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May.

The purpose of this holiday is to help people liberate themselves and help them reconnect with the natural world. And while it’s a holiday that promotes the nudist lifestyle, it is one that is considered to be very nonpolitical and all done in good fun.

History of World Naked Gardening Day

This holiday was created by Mike Storey and Jacob Gabriel as a Body Freedom Collaborative project and introduced in Nude & Natural in 2005. After the idea was introduced to the public, it quickly gained momentum and began to grow outwards in an almost organic manner. Now it is celebrated by nudists all over the world who want to enjoy this holiday.

The first time this unofficial holiday was celebrated was on September 10, 2005. However, its fall placement wasn’t ideal because the best time to nurture plants is during the spring, so it was suggested that it be moved to one of the spring months. Two years later, in 2007, it was moved to the first Saturday of May, and that is when it continues to be celebrated.

Tips For Successful Nude Gardening

  • Be sure to take precautions. You want to make sure that you don’t hurt yourself on this holiday, so be sure to take the following precautions: wear sunscreen and/or insect repellent; if you’re male, be careful using a line trimmer or shears; and wear a protective hat or gloves, if necessary.
  • Show your neighbors some consideration. While it’s legal in many areas to tend a home garden in the nude, don’t be surprised if some of your neighbors don’t appreciate it too much. If your neighbors aren’t enlightened, then take the necessary precautions. Also, make sure that it’s legal to garden in the buff in your locality.
  • Have a good time. Naked gardening is all about freeing yourself from social stigmas and just reconnecting with nature.

Celebrating World Naked Gardening Day

The best way to celebrate this holiday is to go out there and do some naked gardening. You can do so alone in your own garden, you can do it with friends and family, or you can join one of the many naked gardening clubs that are beginning to pop up all over the world.

Naked gardening can be done just about anywhere. If you live in a large urban area, then you can garden in the privacy of your own home. Or if you live in a more accepting area, you can garden in your backyard or along a hiking trail.

Another thing that you can do to celebrate World Naked Gardening Day is by spreading the word about this holiday. You can tell your friends and family about this holiday or simply use the hashtag #wngd on all of your social media postings.

When is it?
Last year (2023)
May 6 Saturday
Lifestyle, Nature & Environment