The "asks" of Defra from industry bodies including the RHS, HTA, NFU, Horticulture Innovation Partnership, Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Lantra, YoungHort and Horticultural Development Company include keeping the round table going post-general election, a UK garden expo in 2020, £60,000 for Grow careers, a carrier bag levy and a group to curb EU precautionary plant-protection measures.
HTA horticulture head Raoul Curtis-Machin said: "We are still tweaking the asks. The big challenge for us is to not come out with statements that are not specific. We want to know what the outcomes will be."
The round table will "definitely" continue after the election and it will offer a "starting point" with the horticulture industry for a new Government, he added.