#nakedgardening – Join the movement

The term ‘naked gardening’ was used by Atlantic Garden’s founder, Guy Grieve, during a meeting with his fellow allotment owners at his plot in Edinburgh.

Atlantic Garden Seaweed-Enriched Compost


“Introducing seaweed to the soil was a big step, but as soon as I presented them all with a ‘naked compost’ – no plastic bag – the naked gardening movement truly took off. We want to get the naked gardening movement trending throughout UK gardens. By sharing and innovating the ‘naked’ no-nasties products and solutions, we can help gardeners do their bit and strip out the bad stuff while letting the good stuff grow.”

Strip out the nasties while giving your garden all the great things it deserves.

Obvious nasties used in everyday gardening:
1) Single-use plastics such as compost bags, grow bags, plant containers and packaging
2) Polystyrene in soil and packaging
3) Fertilisers, pesticides and biocides that contain synthetic chemicals

Sneaky nasties that may catch gardeners unaware:
1) All plastics – even durable ones – such as watering cans, water butts and hoses contain chemicals that can or may enter our plants – and if growing food, our bodies, too. These compounds are linked to serious health issues such as endocrine
disruption, weight gain, insulin resistance, decreased reproductive health, and cancer.
2) New plants and soil that have been exposed to pesticides and biocides before being introduced to your garden. Search ‘organic garden centres’ – the Royal Horticultural Society has a great list of organic nurseries here.
3) Chemicals that come via seemingly organic matter. A good example is contaminated manure. This can cause damage to vegetable crops in gardens and allotments due to farm stock having ingested weed killers used by farmers on their crops.

What can you do to help the movement and contribute to putting an end to single-use plastics in gardening?

In order to support the movement, we ask that you use #nakedgardening in your social media posts to show that you are doing your bit and helping eradicate the nasties. The more people that are on-board with the movement, the bigger impact it will have on our planet! Let’s strip out those plastics, once and for all!



We’re running a competition from today until Sunday June 30th 2024, where three lucky winners will win a 40 litre pack of Guy’s good stuff (organic seaweed-enriched compost!) which will be delivered for FREE in 100% compostable packaging. All you have to do to enter is head to our social channels, either Tiktok, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, like, share and comment with the names of two people who you think would support the movement and you will be in with a chance of winning!

Good luck, and happy gardening!


Competition Terms & Conditions:

Competition entrant must have liked, shared and commented with two names on either of Atlantic Garden’s social channels as mentioned in the post above.

Our competition runs from 10am on Wednesday 22nd May 2024 until midnight on Sunday 30th June 2024.

There are three prizes of 1x 40 litre pack of Atlantic Garden Organic Seaweed-Enriched Compost and delivery is free.

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