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Subset of a garden

Aren't flowerbeds a subset of a garden? See the tag leisure=garden. Also, while I can see land being farmed for flowers as a distinct cropping activity, I don't see flowerbeds as a distinct landuse, or being different or separate from other forms of agriculture or farming. The flowers are simply a specific agricultural crop of that farmland. Similarly, flowerbeds that beautify a roadside, central traffic island or road reservation are not a separate landuse from the land that the roadway lies upon, rather these planted areas are part of the highway infrastructure and may even have specific functions such as noise reduction and act as safety features like crash barriers and vehicle arrestors. While I can see there is probably a need for a tag for this sort of feature, I don't think a landuse=* tag is the best one to use. - Huttite (talk) 01:59, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

I share the feeling that landuse is not a satisfying key choice for flowerbeds. However, it's only a subset of gardens in the sense that flowerbeds are contained within some gardens, i.e. a garden may contain one or more flowerbeds – but flowerbeds are not a type of garden. So while flowerbeds will sometimes be surrounded by a larger leisure=garden area, they should not itself be tagged leisure=garden in my opinion. --Tordanik 18:20, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Not a land USE

The land is not used by or for the flowers ... at best this is a land COVER. Warin61 (talk) 00:15, 10 April 2018 (UTC)