About Us

SunRise Gardens LLC is based in Columbia, Missouri and is operated by horticulturist Troy Cox.

SunRise Gardens is a member of the Western Nursery & Landscape Association, as well as Grow Native, a program created by the Missouri Department of Conservation, now administered by the Missouri Prairie Foundation.  SunRise Gardens is a licensed nursery dealer by the State of Missouri and insured by Shelter Insurance.

Meet Our Horticulturist and Landscape Consultant:

Troy Cox has been working in the horticulture industry since 1996.  Troy studied horticulture at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin where he received an Associate in Applied Science degree in ornamental horticulture.  Prior to founding SunRise Gardens, Troy had worked for several of the largest and most successful horticulture industry companies in the U.S., in nursery inventory management and production, greenhouse production, garden center sales, landscape installation and maintenance, and interior plantscape management. Troy has been a Certified Professional Horticulturist by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and is a Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator in the Turf and Landscape Category by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Troy started gardening as a boy in his grandfathers' vegetable and strawberry garden and has been gardening ever since.  He brings a deep passion and love for flora and nature to all of his projects, and has a deep commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.  Troy has been a volunteer with the City of Columbia TreeKeepers and the Columbia Aquatic Restoration Project since 2011.  Troy enjoys studying and working with native plants and is a member of the Missouri Native Plant Society and the Missouri Prairie Foundation.

After a trip to China, Troy gained a great appreciation for bonsai and topiary, and has been involved with the Mid-Missouri Bonsai Society.  Troy is an avid backpacker and botanical garden enthusiast, and has traveled around the world exploring gardens, landscapes, and ecosystems in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Troy and his wife live near Columbia, Missouri on a private six ace botanical garden and wildlife corridor.
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