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Planter at Station Road, Ince.JPG
A raised structure for planting flowers or other ornamental plants Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: in use

Planters are common features of urban landscaping, containing soil and planted with flowers, ornamental shrubs or small trees. They may be heavy containers made from concrete or other materials or built into other landscape features. In many cases they are a decorative way of creating obstacles, for instance as a barrier of some kind.

They form some sort of raised bed for plants to be put in. This is in contrast to landuse=flowerbed which is typically at ground level.

In some cases, historic objects (such as water troughs for horses) are reused as planters (see examples below).

How to map

Add a node node at the centre or draw the outline area of the planter and tag the node or area with man_made=planter.

Do not use for smaller flower-pots which can be lifted by a single person, or for window boxes or similar containers which are also used for plants.

Tags used in combination

  • material=* – The material the border of the planter is made of.
  • surface=* – The surface of the top level of filling in the planter (below any plants).
  • barrier=planter – If the planter also acts as a barrier for traffic, consider adding.


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