About O’Connell Landscape

O’Connell Landscape is a family run design and landscape installation company. Founded by John and Virginia O’Connell, O’Connell Landscape has been creating beautiful residential gardens in the North Bay for over 30 years.

Michael O’Connell is the family’s second generation to lead O’Connell Landscape’s field installations. With a background in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Michael specializes in the design and construction of unique outdoor environments. Michael’s landscapes emphasize the beauty of natural elements, featuring the rich detailing of stonework, custom garden carpentry and mediterranean and California native plantings. Michael’s work begins with a client focused vision, “I’m not interested in imposing a rigid preconceived design on a project. The best designs are those that focus on the client’s needs- where the spaces created and design solutions are practical, cost-effective, and beautiful.”

This design approach has been recognized in the form of several awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) for Michael’s design-build work. His design abilities are backed by his extensive in-the-field experience, managing landscape construction projects of varying scales and complexities.

Memberships & Accreditations

    We are Bay Friendly Qualified Landscapers and use sustainable practices on all our projects. We have accredited sustainable designers on staff from the Sonoma State Sustainable Landscape Professional Certificate Program.
    We are active members of both the California Landscape Contractor’s Association (CLCA), and Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) to stay on the forefront of sustainability issues.
    Year after year O’Connell Landscape is honored for its innovative design work and high quality installation services. The local California Landscape Contractors Association awards are a competition of some of the best landscape contractors in the North Bay. We have won many awards in the design-build categories, and the prestigious Judges Award..
  • BBB A+ Rating
    We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Management Team

Michael O’Connell – Design & Project Management

John O’Connell – General Management

Virginia O’Connell – Landscape Design

Ruben Valdez – Lead Construction Supervisor

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