Gardman has appointed Ed Deane as core gardening category manager.
Mr Deane was previously horticulture and garden centre buyer at The Range and will help bring new Gardman products and ranges to market.
Reporting to head of category management Andrew Bremer, he has also taken on responsibility for the new water features category which was launched at Glee.
Mr Bremer said: "We are delighted to welcome Ed to Gardman and believe that his retail experience will add to his contribution to the business. Knowing how our retail partners operate and think is a prerequisite and I'm sure that Ed will add to our skills."