Founded by Shimpei Okada, Okada Earthscape has specialized in delivering unique and beautiful landscapes in Lower Mainland BC for over 35 years. Our approach is grounded in the art of traditional Japanese style gardening that incorporates and takes inspiration from the incredible natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest for a mix of traditional, fusion, and western styles of landscaping.
A rigorously prescribed training program developed by Shimpei is fundamental to the operation of the business so all team members have the skills and training to deliver the finest quality service to our clients.
Clients deeply appreciate the authenticity and world-class quality that is core to our offering. We are proud to have won several awards for our work and proudly deliver industry-leading landscaping services to clients seeking to improve the aesthetics of their outdoor space. Our expertise allows us to provide comprehensive maintenance, design and construction services for properties of all sizes, from an intimate residential courtyard to a vast multi-acre commercial building.
Founder and president of Okada Earthscape. From the day Shimpei began building gardens in 1984, he’s had a deep appreciation for and dedication to horticulture. His journey began in Japan when worked as a delivery person for a local flower shop and then became an apprentice, completing his training in Ikebana in the art of Japanese flower arrangement.
After graduating from Tokyo University with a degree in agriculture, he came to Canada and first started working at a mushroom farm in Alberta. Although he enjoyed his time there, his island-born spirit instinctively told him to live closer to the ocean. He followed his heart and decided to move to Surrey, BC where he began his business in landscape horticulture.
Shimpei is passionately devoted to creating beautiful landscapes using his years of knowledge, expertise, and horticultural skills. He has won numerous awards as a garden designer, and has also served as President of the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association for over 35 years.
1951 - Born in Tokyo, Japan
1970 - Tokyo University of Agriculture
1972 - Agriculture practice in Ontario, Canada
1974 - Worked as a florist at a famous Japanese franchise
1979 - Immigrated to Canada as an Agricultural Technician
1984 - Started landscaping business - Oriental Gardening & Landscaping
1995 - Becomes Excellence Award Winner in BCNTA competition
1996 - Excellence Award Winner of VJGA (Japanese Gardeners Association)
2017 - Assigned as VJGA president
2019 - Re-branded company as Okada Earthscaping LTD.