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 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 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. Besides running the day to day at Tropical Gardens, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her family, her English Bulldogs and running.


Miguel Barrera – Field Supervisor

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