Naked Gardening Day: Malvern Spring Festival marks event – BBC News

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Image caption Rupert Keys, Ruth Keys and Alan Williams mark World Naked Gardening Day as nature intended in the Gold medal winning “Reflections of Japan” at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Nature-lovers are shedding their clothes and heading outside to mark World Naked Gardening Day.

The event is celebrated on the first Saturday of May each year and encourages free-spirited gardeners to embrace nature in the nude.

The hashtag #nakedgardeningday was trending on Twitter.

Award-winning gardeners at RHS Malvern Spring Festival in Worcestershire marked the occasion.

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Image caption Jenny Barnes accessorises her birthday suit with a hat in Villaggio Verde’s gold medal-winning Garden of Romance at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Hardy souls sat amongst their cultivated creations and were photographed as nature intended.

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

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Image caption Charles Price of Graduate Gardeners relaxed in the nude in “The Sunken Retreat” at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival to mark World Naked Gardening Day
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Image caption Mark and Gig Eveleigh strip off in their Best Show Garden and gold medal-winning Macmillan Legacy Garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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