British exposed everything to connect with Mother Nature while taking part in World Naked Gardening Day

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Brave Brits have stripped naked to celebrate World Naked Gardening Day today – despite a cold-weather burst of Bank Holiday.

On the first Saturday of May, countless brave planters run out without clothes to weed, plant and trim.

The first World Naked Gardening Day was celebrated in 2005 before quickly spreading around the world.

The organizers – including co-founder and product leader Mark Storey, the advisory editor of Nude & Natural magazine – say the day is “ liberating. ”

Brave Brits have stripped naked to celebrate World Naked Gardening Day today – despite a cold-weather burst of Bank Holiday

The first Saturday in May sees countless brave planters (a photo) running outside without putting on clothes for weeding, planting and trimming

The first Saturday in May sees countless brave planters (a photo) running outside without putting on clothes for weeding, planting and trimming

The day is also commended for offering the participants vitamin D (a photo) and a head-to-toe tan

The day is also commended for offering the participants vitamin D (a photo) and a head-to-toe tan

They said in a 2011 interview that ‘nude gardening is second only to swimming as an activity that people prefer to consider doing naked’.

But while it has links with nudist movements targeting body acceptance, its founders say the day is meant to be comical and non-political.

The day is also hailed for offering vitamin D and a head-to-toe sunscreen.

But those who took part today are unlikely to have fished in the sun, as the weather brought rain and high winds on Saturday.

There is a weather alert for Monday with gusts of up to 100 km / h forecast in Wales and the south coast of England, while showers will continue to hit the country.

The first World Naked Gardening Day was celebrated in 2005 before quickly spreading around the world.  Pictured: A woman is celebrating today

The first World Naked Gardening Day was celebrated in 2005 before quickly spreading around the world. Pictured: A woman is celebrating today

Kirsty Ward, 32, (pictured) of Lincoln, peeled off in her allotment garden and held a strategically placed giant rhubarb leaf to spare her blushes

Kirsty Ward, 32, (pictured) of Lincoln, peeled off in her allotment garden and held a strategically placed giant rhubarb leaf to spare her blushes

Temperatures will remain low at this time of year with maximum temperatures of 14 degrees dropping to -1C at night and some will see patches of sun amid the wet and windy weather.

But that didn’t stop some participants braving the cold.

Kirsty Ward, 32, of Lincoln, pinned a strategically placed giant rhubarb leaf in her allotment garden to spare her blushes.

She added, “Glad those rhubarb leaves are big enough this year.”

In an earlier, equally provocative snap, she’d shown off a pair of pruning shears and said, ‘Just trim my bush.’

Enthusiastic gardener Kirsty, who grows her own fruits and vegetables, says it is “ liberating ” to be in the buff once a year in her allotment garden for World Naked Gardening Day

But while it has links with nudist movements targeting body acceptance, its founders say the day is meant to be comical and non-political.  Pictured: A man celebrating World Naked Gardening Day today

But while it has links with nudist movements targeting body acceptance, its founders say the day is meant to be comical and non-political. Pictured: A man celebrating World Naked Gardening Day today

She said, “It makes you feel quite nervous at first, but frankly, it’s so liberating to be outside without your gear on. Everyone should try.

Everyone laughs. Just watch out for the thorns and nettles. ‘

Kirsty – who didn’t give a last name – was one of dozens of brave Britons who took off their gear for the annual event.

Glenn Roberts, emerging from his shed with a shovel protecting his modesty, warned, “If you go to the allotment today, you’re sure to be in for a big surprise …”

Enthusiastic organic gardener Nikki Jones, from Southampton, joined in the fun posing with a colorful carmellia.

Not to be outdone, her mother-in-law, mother of six Sindy Prankard, shared her own spicy snap online.

Poppy Douglass, 49, shared photos of herself watering her plants in Banbury, Oxfordshire, naked.

She said, “Enjoy your garden and love the skin you are in!”

On their website, the organizers urged people to ‘take care of their part of the world garden undressed as nature intended’.

On their website, the organizers urged people to 'take care of their part of the world garden undressed as nature intended'.  Pictured: A Briton Celebrating Today

On their website, the organizers urged people to ‘take care of their part of the world garden undressed as nature intended’. Pictured: A Briton Celebrating Today

They said, ‘Why garden naked? First of all, it’s fun!

In second place to swimming, gardening tops the list of family-friendly activities that people are most ready to do naked.

In addition, our culture must evolve towards a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relationship with the natural environment.

‘Naked gardening is not only a simple joy, it reminds us – if only for those few sun-drenched minutes – that we can be honest about who we are as humans and as part of this planet’

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