[Tagging] Flower fields as tourism attraction

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 06:12:16 UTC 2018

humm ... for me it is only an attraction when in flower. So would need 
some seasonal tagging with the tourism tag?

Flowers can be part of agriculture - grown for sale in florist shops for 

On 09/04/18 11:50, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> How about
> tourism=attraction
> attraction=flowers
> There are similar areas in Thailand for sunflowers.
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 7:29 AM John Willis <johnw at mac.com 
> <mailto:johnw at mac.com>> wrote:
>     TL:DR - we need a “flower field” tag or a variant of flowerbed.
>      tat is not related to farming, but more to garden or tourism.
>     This is a tag for the field itself, not the entire location, which
>     may need a garden:type=spectacle value to define it.
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/flowerbed (yay!
>     more landuse= values!)
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:garden:type
>     ~~~~
>     I visited a tulip field In Japan yesterday; thousands of people
>     coming to take photographs of a field of flowers and the Dutch
>     windmill they built.
>     http://www.city.sakura.lg.jp/0000000674.html
>     This is very similar to the flower fields (and windmill) in
>     Calrlsbad, California - the tulips and other flowers grown are a
>     spectacle to attract visitors.
>     http://www.theflowerfields.com
>     It is not a commercial farm which happens to be pretty.  it is a
>     carefully planned place to attract tourists to see the flowers as
>     a spectacle - like a garden or park.
>     I understand that in Holland, those are commercial farms
>     (landuse=farmland crop=flowers), the beauty is incidental. But
>     people recreate the spectacle on a smaller scale as purely a
>     tourist attraction.
>     Similarly, Hitachinaka Park has a large hill which they rotate the
>     crop of flowers (Nemophila is the most popular) and tens of
>     thousands of people come to see the flowers every season.
>     I tagged the flower area on the hill a year or so ago - but was
>     unsure of how to tag the flowered ground. I left it untagged.
>     https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/378065849
>     Visible here
>     https://www.flickr.com/photos/javbw/23417161516/in/dateposted-public/ (
>     Fall).
>     https://www.flickr.com/photos/javbw/11094010745/in/dateposted-public/ (
>     Spring) .
>     There are also large fields of colorful shibazakura that are
>     planted as a tourist attraction. in many large flower grounds.
>     In all these instances, the flower fields are a tourist
>     attraction. their primary purpose is similar to a botanical garden
>     - they are grown to be viewed - but in a garden/park like atmosphere.
>     These images are very popular online, especially the large field
>     near Mt Fuji. . https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=shibazakura
>     chichibu:
>     https://www.flickr.com/photos/javbw/23075345199/in/dateposted-public/
>     People may buy some flowers, but it is incidental - people
>     primarily come to see them. It’s not flower art - there is no
>     “image” grown into the flowers - the flowers themselves are the
>     attraction.
>     having it tagged as farmland seems wrong. It’s not a crop. It’s
>     not a plant nursery. It’s not a botanical garden.
>      It’s not a “park” -  the entire location may be a form of
>     “garden” tagged as a tourist attraction, but the **field itself**
>     needs a tag.
>     Flowerbed? seems a little weird to tag 3000m2 as a flowerbed. But
>     if it is approved I will use it.
>     Suggestions?
>     Javbw
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