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"It was no different to what people normally do with their clothes on," said Mr Pollard, 60.
"They brought blankets and picnicked by the river; they walked everywhere, appreciating the plants and all the colour we have.
Occasionally, as in the case of Jack Sheppard (16th of November 1724) who had escaped several times, a person was hanged alone, but this was unusual, probably due to the expense of it.
12-18 feet high) uprights joined at the top with beams in a triangular form to provide a triple gallows under which 3 carts could be backed at a time.
It remained in use until Criminals were tried at the Old Bailey and then sentenced to death in groups at the end of each Sessions before being returned to Newgate prison to await their fate.
The Pollards, labelled "the Naked Gardeners" in BBC television's Gardeners' World, opened their two-hectare garden for the first time to fellow naturists.
They made clothes "optional" for the day and, as the rain held off, more than 200 of the 250 visitors stripped off.WANDERING around beautifully tended gardens has long been one of the great pleasures of an English summer for keen nature-lovers.