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About Tropical Gardens

Get to Know Your Local Sarasota Landscaping Pros

Our History of Creative Landscaping Services

In 2007, Owner Ryan Empey founded what would become Tropical Gardens Landscape. Today, we’re here to help you create and maintain your own tropical landscape in Sarasota.

Our approach to building great custom landscapes is simple - we want to help you turn your outdoor spaces into destinations. 

Our years of experience in Landscape Design/Build will help you create great gathering spaces, and comprehensive maintenance plans to ensure that your new investments grow the way you imagine them.

We’re plant nerds first and foremost. Our landscape renovations can help your Sarasota landscape start fresh, grow beautifully and bring the family back outside.

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Your Vision, Our Values. One Great Company Culture

  • Attitude: Positive attitudes are the key to creating positive outcomes.
  • Integrity: We adhere to the highest moral and ethical values.
  • Pride: We are motivated by the highest standards of equality.
  • Passion: We continue to grow both personally and professionally.
  • Ownership: We hold ourselves accountable for quality and timeliness.



Adrienne Smith

Office Manager


Ryan Empey

Owner, Lead Landscape Design

Ryan Pelletier

Ryan Pelletier

General Manager

Taylor Najjar

Taylor Najjar

Administrative Assistant


Matt Mills

Fertilization Division Manager


Austyn Lopez

Fertilization Operations Manager


Selim Ramaj

Irrigation Manager


Isaac Barrera

Design/Build Project Manager


Alexis Cooper



Martin Huerta

Account Manager

Build Your New Sarasota Landscape with the Pros Who Call Florida Home

Tropical Gardens’ experienced and accredited teams are here to help homeowners in Sarasota, Longboat Key, and Siesta Key build great outdoor spaces. 

We’ve helped thousands of homeowners renovate and maintain their homes and rental properties with design/build and landscape maintenance services.

Check out our map to find out how we can help with your next project.

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Join Our Team

We're really proud of the amazing team we've built at Tropical Garden's Landscape. We couldn't delight our clients without these hard-working, friendly pros.

We're always on the lookout for talented individuals and those eager to learn. We invite you to learn more about our career options and open positions.

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5-Star Reviews


Years in Business


Satisfied Customers

Bring the best out of your Florida home’s outdoor spaces.

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