ABOUT


Providing Excellence in Flower Gardening since 2000


Aquarian Gardens provides a crew of experienced gardeners to execute each project. We offer garden and landscape services throughout the Chippewa Valley and would be happy to help with any projects you have planned for your home or office.

All products are organic or sustainable and safe for children and pets. Plant material is grown organically and sourced locally whenever possible.

We have a commitment to sustainable gardening practices and use no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The company’s carbon footprint is offset annually through Native Energy and 1% of profits are donated to environmental organizations.

Al Broadfoot
Alex Broadfoot is owner and executive manager of Aquarian Gardens. He has a bachelors in Land Use Planning and Management from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has gardened professionally since 1998. With nearly 20 years of gardening experince, Alex specializes in land use planning, ponds, water management issues, prairie restoration, rock work, retaining walls, and tree and shrub care. He has completed the S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior Certification, S-219 Firing Operations, L-190 Human Factors on the Fire line, S-190 Intro Wildland Fire Behavior, and S-130 Firefighter Certification.

Brianna Capra
Brianna Capra has been gardening professionally for over 15 years. She specializes in annual plantings, edible landscapes, medicinal plants and culinary herbs. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Minneapolis Arts Academy (MCAD). She is a talented gardener, working artist, painter and illustrator. Check out her portfolio at briannacapra.wordpress.com.

Arthur Kneeland
Arthur Kneeland has a Master of Science in Renewable Resources Entomology from the University of Wyoming and a Bachelor of Applied Science with a concentration in Plant Science Innovations from the University of Wisconsin—Stout. Arthur specializes in integrated pest management, insect ecology, native plants, public speaking and project management. He is passionate about food security and agricultural science.

Kathy Ruggles
Kathy Ruggles has been gardening professionally for 40 years. She owned and operated Pasque Nursery and Garden Design for 15 years. She founded Pasque Nursery and Garden Design along with Liz Heywood in 1989. She specializes in perennial flower gardens, naturalized landscapes and prairie restoration. She is owner, along with her husband John Thomas of Simply Dunn home of Dunn County Pottery a pottery, event center and gift shop in Downsville, Wisconsin.

Cari Witcher
Cari Witcher is cofounder of Aquarian Gardens and periodically consults on garden projects. She specializes in perennial flower gardens and edible landscapes. She currently lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her family. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She and her husband Andrew Violet own and operate Red Circle Pottery. Check out their etsy shop at

Diana Witcher
Diana Witcher is cofounder of Aquarian Gardens. She has gardened professionally in Wisconsin and Minnesota since 1993. After an extended apprenticeship with Liz Heywood and Kathy Ruggles of Pasque Nursery and Garden Design, she and Cari opened Aquarian Gardens in 2000. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Design from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin–Stout.


Specializing in perennial flower gardens, Aquarian Gardens provides the highest quality garden services available in the area, including garden design, consultation, installation and complete garden care.

Call us today at 715-664-8808 or email with questions or to set up an initial consultation.