Horticulturalists let it all hang out on Naked Gardening Day


Neighbourhood watch volunteers might have extra cause to tweak the curtains and reach for the binoculars on Saturday, as scores of nature-lovers celebrate Naked Gardening Day.

Topless topiarists will join pantless pruners across the country to grab their hoses, rakes and shears and indulge in a spot of starkers outdoor action.

Award-winning gardeners at RHS Malvern Spring Festival in Worcestershire marked the occasion by being photographed as nature intended.

Now in its third day, more 90,000 people are expected to have attended the festival over the course of the four-day event.

World Naked Gardening Day itself is celebrated by free-spirited gardeners across the globe on the first Saturday in May each year and encourages the green-fingered to embrace nature in the nude.