MOREL EMPIRE LANDSCAPE is a Miami-based landscape design/build company that provides landscape services for luxury residential and boutique properties across South Florida. MOREL EMPIRE brings over 20+ years experience in horticultural management and design, to property owners who understand the value and beauty of a well-designed and maintained landscape. Furthermore, we take pride in operating on the values of honesty and integrity and professionalism based on our lifelong passion for horticulture, landscape architecture and design. 

We always strive to incorporate Florida native plants and forms of xeriscaping in most of our landscapes. Our shared love of the laid back west-coast aesthetic is what truly inspires our designs, but it's our addition of the tropical flora of Florida that makes a true Morel Landscape. 


Partner, Principal Horticulturalist + Landscape Expert

In his 20+ years of immersive experience in South Florida's active landscape industry, Michael J. Morel has held the position of City Landscaper for the City of Deerfield Beach, FL; managed several landscape contracts for clients including The Related Group and numerous private residential homes, and nearly a decade as the Director of Horticulture for the exclusive community, Fisher Island. Mike won a FNGLA Award for his complete redesign of the notable entry Flamingo Pond on Fisher Island in 2009.

Mike is a Certified ISA Arborist and native Floridian. Born in Hialeah Hospital, his fondest childhood memories are of tinkering around in Grampa Bonkenburg's lush Opa-Locka backyard, filled with old Florida Royal Poinciana trees, Century Plants, junglesque Copperleaf bushes and fragrant night blooming Jasmine. 

Favorite Plant: Flamevine / Favorite Tree: The Kapok Tree