- See allotment (gardening) on Wikipedia
Allotment gardens are characterised by a concentration in one place of a few or up to several hundreds of land parcels that are assigned to individuals or families.
In allotment gardens, the parcels are cultivated individually, contrary to other community garden types where the entire area is tended collectively by a group of people. The individual size of a parcel ranges between 15 and 400 square meters, and often the plots include a shed for tools and shelter. The individual gardeners are organised in an allotment association which leases the land from the owner who may be a public, private or ecclesiastical entity, provided that it is only used for gardening (i.e. growing vegetables, fruits and flowers), but not for residential purposes.
Tagging scheme for landuse=allotments
|| Name of site.
|| The total number of individual plots.
|| Name of operator responsible for the long term maintenance of the site. In the United Kingdom this is often the local council (unless privately run).
|| Name of user group (association). Often also responsible for leasing out the individual plots and acting as a point of contact between members and the Operator.
Sub-tags for landuse=allotments
|| An individual demacated area within an allotment site
|| An individual demacated area within an allotment site (see taginfo)
|| In use
|| Denotes a number of an individual plot (see taginfo)
|| In use
Note that this tag is for the entire site, rather than individual plots. Use allotments=plot and/or boundary=lot for an individual plot and lot=number_of_plot for number of plot.
- Norwegian: kolonihage
- Swedish: koloniträdgård
- Danish: Kolonihave
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- Finnish: Viljelypalsta
- Italian: Orti urbani
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