About Us

Ryan Empey started within the landscape industry at a rather young age and quickly learned that he enjoyed doing landscape maintenance. As his knowledge of plants grew, Ryan began to expand into the installation side, working as a foreman on an installation crew for a large commercial landscape company for 11 years. 

In 2007, Ryan started Tropical Gardens Landscape with a focus on commercial and residential grounds maintenance. As the client base began to grow organically through word of mouth, landscape design and installation became 40% of the company income. All of Tropical Gardens Installations are backed with a 100% warranty on all plant material for one full year. This is just one of the many differences that truly has set them apart.

Tropical Gardens Landscape also recycles 100% of its landscape waste products, helping keep their environmental footprint to a minimum.

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Ryan Empey - Owner
Having worked within the landscape industry for 25 years, Ryan Empey started Tropical Gardens in 2007. Ryan has a GI-BMP certification from the Department of Environmental Protection #GV16419-1 and is a Certified Horticulture Professional with the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association #H6810190
Horticulture and Plant Health has been a passion of his for over 20 years and the plant knowledge certainly shows in his designs. Many years have been spent cultivating relationships with the best nurseries and growers in the State of Florida, so that Tropical Gardens will be able to provide only the best in plant and palm material. Ryan still enjoys working with the crews on both installations and maintenance.
Outside of the workplace, Ryan enjoys spending time with family and boating.

Adrienne Smith - Office Manager
Adrienne Smith has been with Tropical Gardens as an Office Manager since 2007. She has a GI-BMP certification from the Department of Environmental Protection #GV17840-1 and attends the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association trade shows each year for updates and new trends in the industry.
Besides running the day to day at Tropical Gardens, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her family, her English Bulldogs and learning to play the piano.

Pedro Pinon - Landscape Foreman
Pedro Pinon has been with Tropical Gardens since 2010 and has been an important part of the operations. He attends the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association knowledge college each year to bring new and innovative design trends and maintenance techniques to the field.
Outside of work, Pedro enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and restores classic cars.