They were greeted by a bit of a mixed bag of weather but there was definitely no covering up against the elements when a group of naturists descended on Northumberland on Saturday evening.
Members of British Naturism headed to The Alnwick Garden for a special event which saw them have full access to the visitor attraction including the chairs in the Taihaku Cherry Orchard, The Ornamental Lake, The Poison Garden, Bamboo Maze, Ornamental Garden, The Grand Cascade.
They also tucked into homemade food and fresh coffee in The Pavilion Kitchen.
While of course it still raises a few eyebrows, Naturism is perfectly legal and British Naturism has over 9,000 members with events in waterparks, campsites, hotels and art galleries in the UK.
Ahead of British Naturism’s visit The Duchess of Northumberland, who owns Alnwick Garden, said “We are quite sure the naturists will have a marvellous time.
While many of you may be getting ready for Cinco De Mayo this Saturday, a lesser known holiday is making people take off their clothes, sometimes without the alcohol.
World Naked Gardening Day is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year and naturists and nudists all over the state are firing up their weed whackers to shine a light on a lifestyle that’s rarely seen.
It all started in Seattle in 2005 by a professor and his friend who organized nudist events and were looking for a new project. They settled on gardening in the buff to remind themselves and other of our ties to the natural world.
“It brings awareness to the nudist lifestyle on the heels of Earth Day,” says Kelli McGuffey, a nudist living in Springfield, Tennessee. “It sort of snowballed from a group of like-minded people who like to be surrounded by nature.”
McGuffey took her first foray into the naturist way of living by attending parties thrown by her mentor Marianna Handler in Sewanee, Tennessee.
“I was feeling pretty good about myself around this 86-year-old woman being naked at the top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere,” says McGuffey. “I actually met my husband at one of the parties and we had our first date without clothes. You had to bring your own towel!” Continued…Read full original article…
I still have about a week or so before I can begin to work my garden, likely during the first days of May. My Montana friends, M and his good wife S have already managed to work their raised garden beds.
Gardening is all about the prep work as much as it is about planting seeds and gathering the harvest. During the winter, we save as much of our biodegradable organic material as we can, from coffee grinds, to egg shells, and the leavings of vegetable preparation. As soon as the snow melts, I spread the mixture onto the surface of the garden before tilling it into the soil as early as possible. Then, I turn the garden a second time just before it is time to plant seeds and whatever so that the soil is well mixed and ready for new plants. Then, just before we plant the seeds, I set up the climbing material for peas and any other climbing plant we should decide to try in the garden. Continued…Read full original article…