Home & Garden Group managing director David White said: "I'm really looking forward to working with Neil, his management style and industry knowledge will be a great benefit to our retail business. Neil joins us just at the right time as we start our early season offer campaign. I am looking forward to a record breaking year with the strong management team we have in place."
Stevens said: "I'm delighted to be joining David, Karen and the Home & Garden team. The company has grown with speed over the last 3 years which is very exciting, I look forward in sharing my experiences from the Garden Store to strengthen trading at Home & Garden's current nine stores and developing future business."
He joined Home & Garden Group, which operates nine garden centres, for the launch of its Spring Sale at their flagship store in Willington, Bedfordshire.
Home & Garden operates the following sites:
Willington Home and Garden - Bedford
Ise GC - Kettering
Floralands GC - Nottingham
Stansted Park GC - Rowlands Castle
Plowmans GC - Ferndown
Rutland GC- Oakham, Rutland
Shopwhyke GC - Chichester
Leighton Buzzard GC - Leighton Buzzard
David's Nurseries - Worcester