GardenSmith is a team of passionate horticulture professionals with broad experience in creating state of the art Florida landscapes, ranging from one interesting container to a complete install in a brand new residential or commercial space.
Using environmentally-appropriate plant materials, irrigation and low voltage lighting, our creative solutions and enhanced attention to detail have resulted in grateful clients throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
Being “plant geeks” at heart, we all celebrate the wonder of a specimen plant or alluring tropical garden. We are fortunate to have a new GardenSmith Plant Shop where horticultural expertise, exceptional containers and plants come together in a friendly environment that fosters the garden spirit in each of us.
Drop by or give us a call! We strive to understand your landscape desires and are committed to your success.
Smith Watkins – Owner
Personally involved in all aspects of the business, Smith holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida. Her sound business practices and extraordinary design talents along with the horticulture training ensures that all team members add their own expertise to the success of each and every client.
Betsy Hirons – Owner
A knowledgeable plantsman and gifted garden designer, Betsy focuses on plant sourcing, landscape design and GardenSmith operations. In 2009, she traded her desk in the technology industry for a pickup truck and garden tools — a career change that allowed her to pursue her love for gardening.
Kelly – Landscape Designer, Manager
Kelly has been with GardenSmith since 2013, and has worked in all aspects of the industry since graduating from the University of South Florida in 2007. Along with landscape design, Kelly also manages our plant shop and container gardening team.