Their Thumbs Aren’t the Only Thing Turning Green

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Drop trou and pick up your trowels people, because tomorrow is officially World Naked Gardening Day. Not that we know which officials would sanction such a thing, but frankly, we’re too busy contemplating the dangers of sunburns and thorn bushes to look into it.


OK, we just looked into it. Do yourselves a favor and head over to the official World Naked Gardening Day website. NSFW unless you work for somewhere like Sartle, in which case get ready for everyone to ask what you’re laughing at. 

“So what should you do? First of all, on the first Saturday of May, find an opportunity to get naked and do some gardening.”

Alright, that’s straightforward enough…but I don’t think my neighbors would appreciate it if they came home to this image from the WNGD site:


Which strangely enough looks just like Dance (I) by Henri Matisse.


God, I’m such a nerd. Perhaps Naked Gardening is better left to eccentric British dudes with flowery estates than cramped San Franciscans and bookish folk. So if you care about privacy, melanoma, and keeping dirt out of your nether regions, enjoy paintings of naked people in gardens instead…from the safety of your own home.


Or frolic naked with 4 or 5 of your nudest friends! I’m a blog, not a cop.

[Image: Nymphs and Satyr by the very unfortunately named William-Adolphe Bouguereau]

By Angelica Jardini

Angelica Jardini

Sr. Editor