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|The general type and purpose of a given garden.
|Used on these elements
|Documented values: 4
|Status: de facto
|Tools for this tag
- For tagging the major aesthetic or functional style of the garden, see garden:style=* instead.
|Botanical gardens are scientifically structured and labelled collections of living plants with the purpose of scientific research, conservation, display or education. See.
|Located in parks or other public spaces, community gardens are operated by an informal group of local residents. To some, community gardening is a leisurely social activity. To others, it is a response to concerns about food security. See . (Compare landuse=allotments, individually tended plots.)
|Also known as a vegetable garden or potager, this type of garden is used to grow edible plants for a domestic usage. The difference with an allotment is that the garden is private and very close to the dwelling. See.
|The most common form of garden, located in proximity to a residence. Usually private access only, use access=private. Often with front garden and back garden. The main purpose is usually relaxation activities - it doesn't really matter if it is a plain lawn, or complex garden in French style. See .
|A roof garden is a garden on the roof of a building. See.
|A vertical garden, also referred to as living walls. See.
|A rock garden. See.
|Show gardens of a nursery or for the purpose of advertising a garden or landscaping company. Either located within the company premises or e.g. as a show garden within roundabouts or at the roadside at rented places. There should be a company sign.
- garden:type=arboretum A botanical collection of trees. See .
- garden:type=castle - unclear definition. See proposal page talk
- garden:type=monastery - unclear definition. See proposal page talk
- landuse=allotments — allotment gardens with multiple land parcels assigned to individuals or families for gardening