[Tagging] RFC - facade gardens

Anne-Karoline Distel annekadistel at web.de
Wed Apr 7 13:26:48 UTC 2021

They have something similar in Berlin, around street trees basically, so
it's not along the facade, but a similar size and initiative. Maybe a
tag that includes "urban"? Or is it rather a flower bed than a garden?

On 07/04/2021 13:51, joost schouppe wrote:
> Hi,
> We started mapping "facade gardens" in Belgium. The tag we've started
> to use is leisure
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:leisure>=garden
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:leisure%3Dgarden> +
> garden:type
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:garden:type>=facade_garden
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:garden:type%3Dfacade_garden&action=edit&redlink=1>.
> Facade gardens are miniature gardens in urban areas. How to recognize
> them:
> - perched against a private facade
> - replaces existing pavement, usually a hole in the sidewalk
> - very small, usually just a meter or so along the facade, and about
> 30 cm deep
> - not operated by the government, but rather a private initiative
> (this is usually recognizable by the very "personal style" of the
> little garden)
> While tiny, local governments encourage the creation of these gardens
> for their perceived positive effect on neighborhood livability, air
> quality and heat island effect. It is unclear to me if this concept is
> known in other countries than Belgium and Holland, so it is unknown if
> facade_garden is the best possible term to use here.
> The tagging proposal also introduces some extra tags to add extra
> information about the garden.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Facade_garden
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Facade_garden>
> Best,
> Joost Schouppe
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