National plant specification

Take out the guesswork when specifying plants

The National Plant Specification has been compiled in consultation with UK growers and members of the Horticultural Trade Association and can  be used as the industry standard, forming the basis of fair-trading throughout the UK amenity horticulture industry.

CS Design Software is home to the Cloud-based National Plant Specification (NPS), helping specifiers take the guesswork out of plant selection and procurement.  The NPS provides a comprehensive and accurate ‘bible’ for plant selection and ensures an effective method of producing rigorously specified plant schedules.

All of the NPS terms and summaries are available free of charge.  For more detailed plant specifications, access to expanded libraries, palette builders and online scheduling, you will need CS Helios.

Product Features

  • What is the NPS?

    CSD is home to the National Plant Specification (NPS).
  • Description of Terms

    Clearly illustrated definitions and descriptions of NPS terminology
  • Summary Information

    Providing a tabular view of typical specification information by planting type
  • Plant Lists

    Fully searchable, industry-approved lists of species and varieties with specifications
  • The NPS General Information

    Additional guidance for handling, origin and provenance