Montrose horticulturalist went au naturel for World Naked Gardening Day

Professional horticulturalist David Pullar went au naturel for World Naked Gardening Day on Saturday
Professional horticulturalist David Pullar went au naturel for World Naked Gardening Day on Saturday

There are several interesting named days in the calendar - Monday (May 4) happened to be Star Wars Day, and Saturday was a very interesting day indeed.

The first Saturday of May is World Naked Gardening Day and professional Montrose horticulturalist David Pullar stripped off to mark the occasion and encourage people to accept their bodies the way they are and enjoy nature.

David, who owns Pullar Horticulture, said: “I have been wanting to do it for a couple years but last year I was too late, so this year I thought I’d go for it. It’s now or never.

“It’s a bit of fun and a way to connect to nature.

“I used to garden in my bare feet, so I could feel connected to the earth.”

The 27-year-old said as we grow up, we become more self conscious about the way we look and feels going au naturel in the garden can help to bolster people’s confidence.

“When children are running around they don’t want to be dressed because they feel comfortable in their own skin, but when you reach a certain age people feel they have to look a certain way to fit in.”

He added: “Gardening is very therapeutic and can help people who have both physical and mental disabilities.