Ryan Empey – Owner

After working within the landscape industry for 25 years, Ryan Empey started Tropical Gardens Landscape 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 Ryan’s passion for more than 20 years, and his dedication certainly shows in his designs. Ryan has spent years cultivating relationships with the best nurseries and growers in the State of Florida so that Tropical Gardens Landscape is able to provide the absolute best in plant and palm services. 

Ryan still enjoys working closely 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 Landscape as an Office Manager since 2011. 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. 

Aside from managing the day-to-day activities at Tropical Gardens, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her family and her English Bulldogs, as well as running.


Miguel Barrera – Field Supervisor

Having worked in the landscape industry for more than 20 years, Miguel was a perfect fit for the Tropical Gardens Landscape family. His knowledge and work ethic is the best in the industry.