Wikipedia would like you to believe that World Naked Gardening Day started in 2005.
But our photographic evidence proves a much earlier origin for this holiday, on the first Saturday in May, when “people are encouraged to tend their portion of the world’s garden unclothed as nature intended.”
Some people need no such encouragement—including some of history’s greatest *ahem* figures.
Abraham Lincoln: Before he saved the Union he saved his tomatoes from early blight.
Jane Austen: Surely you know her famous quote, “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love, with naked gardening a close second.”
William Shakespeare: His roses, by any other name, would smell just as sweet.
Mona Lisa: Why the famous smile? She couldn’t wait to disrobe and tend to her apple orchard.
King David: Before the “House of David,” he had the “Greenhouse of David.”
Frida Kahlo: Where do you think the flowers in her hair came from?
Paul Bunyan: Took a break from the timber harvest to fell invasive trees.
Marie Antoinette: Wouldn’t have been so unpopular if people knew the risks she took in her cactus garden.
George Washington: He hated having visitors to his home in Mount Vernon and now we know why.
World Naked Gardening Day: Future Dates
Make your plans now (and maybe plant a few hedges sooner rather than later)!
- 2017: Saturday, May 6
- 2018: Saturday, May 5
- 2019: Saturday, May 4
- 2020: Saturday, May 2
For more information, visit the official World Naked Gardening Day website.