Lifestyle News

ablokhin/Getty Images

Believe it or not, May 7th is World Naked Gardening Day. Yeah, I don’t get it either. There’s a lot of stuff out there that can bite or sting you. Nevertheless, enough people seem to enjoy tending their soil in the buff that Lawnstarter has put together a list of 2022’s Best Cities for Naked Gardening.

The landscaping company looked at 100 cities based on factors like nudist population size, legality of public nudity and toplessness, and gardener-friendliness, in addition to weather conditions and safety. Topping the list is Austin, Texas, which earned a score of 67.80, and is number one for Nude Gardener-Friendliness.

Related: Nudist Drinking Events Happening in UK Pubs

Orlando, Florida isn’t far behind at #2. In fact, the home of the Magic Kingdom has the most nudists per 100,000 people, and is also the area with the highest Google search interest for “nudist” and “world naked gardening” over the last 12 months. They have the weather for it.

There appears to be quite a bit of interest in naked gardening here in North Carolina, too. Five cities across the state, including Charlotte (but not Asheville!?!), rank in the top 20 on Lawnstarter’s list. It’s not for me, but live your life. Just don’t forget the bug spray and sunscreen.

  • #8 Raleigh

    Daffodils in Raleigh, NC

    Field of yellow daffodils in Raleigh’s Dix Park in North Carolina. (Photo: fulcrumsf/Getty Images)

  • #10 Durham

    Fountain in Durham, North Carolina

    Beautiful fountain at a botanical garden in springtime in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo: akrassel/Getty Images)

  • #12 Winston-Salem

    Waterfall Bridge at Reynolda Gardens

    Waterfall Bridge at Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo: BSPollard/Getty Images)

  • #17 Greensboro

    Greensboro skyline

    Greensboro, North Carolina skyline from the west. (Photo: Raynor Garey/Getty Images)

  • #18 Charlotte

    Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

    Pretty oak tree lined street in Myers Park area of Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo: JillLang/Getty Images)