About Aqua Gardens

Aqua Gardens was founded in 2005 by Glenn Mitchell. Before Aqua Gardens began, Glenn held positions as Construction Supervisor and Superintendent for large, local commercial landscape companies. Glenn has been landscaping in the Kelowna area for over 20 years and has excellent knowledge and experience with all aspect of landscaping.

Glenn is a perfectionist and his attention to detail and quality is only surpassed by the desire to instill a lasting durability into everything that Aqua Gardens builds and he will go the extra mile to make sure it is so.

We want you to feel great and inspired every time you pull into your driveway or step out into your backyard, even in ten years time. We do this by making sure all elements of your landscaping are placed or situated to be energetically balanced and connected/tied together so that nothing feels chaotic. We love to use water and large boulders as much as possible to give a sense of peacefulness and groundedness, which you can enjoy every time you are in your yard.

We do this by making sure all elements of your landscaping are placed or situated to be energetically balanced and connected/tied together so that nothing feels chaotic. We love to use water and large boulders as much as possible to give a sense of peacefulness and groundedness, which you can enjoy every time you are in your yard.

Glenn has been the construction superintendent on mega projects such as;

  • WATERFRONT PARK, PHASE 2
  • SOUTH PANDOSY REVITALIZATION PROJECT,. PHASE 1
  • CASTLEGAR DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROJECT, PHASE 1
  • McKENZIE RD. / HIGHWAY 97 INTERCHANGE VICTORIA BC 

Glenn has also been the construction supervisor on many large local commercial projects such as;

  • CAPRI MALL
  • DILWORTH SHOPPING CENTER
  • WALMART
  • CANADIAN TIRE
  • 1st HOTEL AT PREDATOR RIDGE(as well as many of the original homes and cabins)
  • Glenn Mitchell

Glenn Mitchell holds a horticultural diploma from Olds College in landscaping management and design. He has been involved in landscaping in Kelowna and area for over 20 years. He started out in commercial landscaping as a construction superintendent on many local commercial projects, and numerous mega landscape projects throughout BC, ranging from $500,000 – $1,300,000. When Mitchell started Aqua Garden and Landscapes Ltd, he switched his focus to water features and single family residential landscaping where he can work on his creative side and have a more personal relationship with his customer.

Glenn has also served as construction supervisor on many large residential landscapes. Since starting his own company he prefers the more creative and personal aspect of residential landscaping, especially water features.

In his non-business time, Glenn likes to spend time enjoying being in nature, near the rivers streams and lakes, in the meadows in the mountains (observing and getting inspirations for future landscape projects). Glenn has a daughter and spends as much time as possible with her playing teaching and inspiring. Glenn also likes to study Feng Shui, Geomancy, Tai chi, Qi kong, and other aspects of the spiritual and metaphysical. He also volunteers as a coach in all his daughter’s sports activities.

The Process

Consultation leads to understanding design and budget

How you currently live when you are at home? Who lives there, are there any pets, kids, parents, squirrels?

How would you like to live in the future? What does your ideal yard look like, how does it function?

Let’s talk about how you can incorporate your new “room” into your lifestyle. Will you entertain? Large family gatherings? Intimate get togethers?

Have you always wanted an outdoor kitchen? Space for a new barbecue?

Do you like the sound of water and waterfalls? Have you always wanted a koi pond? How about a hot tub?

Will you use the space year-round? Let’s talk about heat sources from outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, infrared heaters, gas heaters, fire bowls.

How about night lighting that changes with the seasons? From dramatic scapes on summer nights to the quiet ambiance of a snow-laden yard on an otherwise winter night.

We’re very serious about helping you find the balance for your project but in a playful way. You’ll understand more when Ron sits down and shows you all the interesting toys he and the team get to play with.

The Infamous Ron Jones Toy Box

Decks . Pergolas . Arbours . Flagstone and Paver Patios . Walkways . Opaque Glass Screens . Koi Ponds . Pondless Waterfalls . Bubbling Rocks . Fireplaces . Fire bowls . Fire Pits . Infrared Heaters . Nightlighting . Trees Shrubs . Perennials . Dog Runs . Outdoor Kitchens . Mulching . Garden Mix . Natural Rock Retaining Walls . Segmented Concrete Block Retaining Walls . Irrigation . Bridges . and more

You’ve set the budget, we’ve created the design, you’ve chosen your toys, now it’s time to install your new yard.

These projects can be rather large, and if you aren’t up for it getting done all at once we can space it out over the seasons. Every project we do is different, but generally they follow the same pattern:

  • Measurements and layout using spray paint where the hardscapes lie (retaining walls, ponds, decks)
  • Rough site preparation, such as grading the area to meet the design needs
  • Construction of all non-plant material components
  • Trees, shrubs and irrigation followed by perennials and nighlighting
  • Add mulch and sod
  • And last, but not least (the most important thing) is to have a party to show off your new retreat!