The naked world gardening day is coming and it is a real thing. The first Saturday in May is the annual World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) and the international event is marked around the world by gardeners and non-gardeners.
According to NBC Today’s News, WNGD “has become an annual tradition celebrating weeding, planting flowers and trimming hedges at the mill. While linked to a movement of nudists who promote healthy eating and are not ashamed of the acceptance of the human body, the day is meant to be fun, joyous and not political, founders say ”.
When is the naked gardening day?
The first Saturday of May month is observed as the world naked gardening day. In 2021, it will take place on the 1st of May.
WNGD was founded in 2005 and hosted by Brand Plants, Nude And Natural consulting editor and permaculturalist Jacob Gabriel magazine.
WNGD was inspired by a combination of Gabriel’s participation and inspiration by the success of the World Naked Bike Ride, the first of which was held internationally in 2004 and the enjoyment and simplicity of the Experience Flats with its wife, gardening, naked in the backyard as well as her bare experience hiking and canoeing.
According to the organizers, “In addition to being liberating, nude gardening is second only to swimming as an activity that people are more willing to consider doing nudity.”
Normally we would hit a list of great gardens you can visit – but we don’t recommend wandering around Rosemoor or Bicton with their begonias. We also recommend suiting before going to Endsleigh or Otter Nurseries, to protect your hardy annuals.
And make sure you think safety first if you head outside to trim your front yard. Aside from the Public Order Law, there are other areas where you can fall ill if you decide to mow without covering.
The exposition in contravention
This requires that a person intentionally expose their genitals and intend for someone to see them and cause alarm or distress. It is prosecutable in any way. Depending on the age of the accused and the sentence imposed, an offender may be subject to notification provisions (the sex offender registry).
The need to demonstrate that the person exposes their genitals with the intention that someone will see them and be caused alarm or distress means that a naturist whose intention is limited to going about their lawful business naked will not be guilty of this crime.
Outraging public decency (OPD)
In common law it is a crime to make in public any act of a lewd, obscene or repugnant to nature that public outrages to good manners. Although this can be widely interpreted, most cases involve indecent exposure of the human body. If the conduct falls within the scope of a crime, such as exposure in contravention of article 66 of the Sexual Offenses Act of 2003 (see above) is the best practice in charge of the crime, unless, exceptionally, the offense deserves a higher degree of punishment than that offered in relation to the offense. OPD is that they can be tried in any direction, and there is no maximum penalty.
The requirement that the behavior of public decency ‘outrage’ that was said by Mr. Simon in Knuller (Editing, Printing and Promotions) Ltd v DPP: “go far beyond the susceptibility of, or even shocking, that people reasonable”. The circumstances surrounding the conduct must be carefully considered.
A naturist whose intention is limited to going about his lawful business naked will not be guilty of this crime.
Disturbance of public order
In common law it is an offense to (a) do an act not authorized by law; (b) fail to fulfill a legal duty, if the effect of the omission is to endanger life, health, property, morals, the comfort of the public, or to obstruct the public in the exercise or enjoyment of the rights common to all of His Majesty’s subjects.
The House of Lords at Rimmington  1 AC 459 made it clear that this offense should not normally be used when there is an offense covering the relevant conduct.
A naturist whose intention is limited to going about his lawful business naked will not be guilty of this crime. So, as long as you are not planning to outrage or harass someone and there is no sexual element to what you get, it sounds like you could get away with it. And what the weather is going to be like on the 5th of May in Devon?