Theresa and Kevin Riley
Former Owners, Rockledge Gardens
Theresa and Kevin Riley met and fell in love in high school in Rockledge, Florida. Theresa got Kevin his first job (picking weeds) at her family’s garden center business, Rockledge Gardens. As they say, the rest is history!
For 47 years, Theresa and Kevin immersed themselves in growing Rockledge Gardens into the vibrant, community-focused garden center that it is today. They have shared this journey with family, staff that were like family and customers who have become friends.
In 2020, The Rileys began to actively seek the next owners of Rockledge Gardens. Their hope was to find the perfect people to carry Rockledge Gardens forward with the same values and principles that had been established during its 65-year history. It was a difficult, emotional, long process and many candidates were considered and courted.
The wait and work were well worth it as in spring of 2022, the perfect couple presented themselves as the new owners and stewards of Rockledge Gardens.Rockledge Gardens continues to be an important part of the Rileys’ life and they love to shop there and participate in the many events. They also own the property across from the garden center where they grow fruit and flowers and continue to get their hands dirty