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.
What is the NPS?CSD is home to the National Plant Specification (NPS).
Description of TermsClearly illustrated definitions and descriptions of NPS terminology
Summary InformationProviding a tabular view of typical specification information by planting type
Plant ListsFully searchable, industry-approved lists of species and varieties with specifications
The NPS General InformationAdditional guidance for handling, origin and provenance