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  • Agriculture and subsistence

    Land used for the production of food, either crops or livestock.

  • Commemorative

    A place or structure created to commemorate a person or event.

  • Conservation

    Gardens or other green spaces designed specifically to cultivate or conserve plants or animals, sometimes designed to provide a specific type of habitat.

  • Cultural events/ display

    Green spaces designed and landscaped for cultural events, displays or exhibitions.

  • Defence

    Land, buildings or structures used for military purposes.

  • Educational

    Parks or gardens which have a main purpose of educating people about plants, animals, or ecology.

  • Food/drink production

    Land used for the production of food and drink.

  • Forestry

    Large areas of land used predominantly for growing trees, often for commercial purposes

  • Health/medicine

    Land or estate used for medicinal or therapeutic purposes.

  • Horticultural

    Land used for the cultivation of plants

  • Ornamental

    A park or garden designed for ornamental purposes.

  • Recreational/sport

    Land used for recreation or sport.

  • Sacred/ritual/ funerary

    Green spaces designed for sacred, ritual or funerary purposes.

  • Scientific

    Land used for scientific purposes