About Down2Earth

Picture of Joanne Shaw, Landscape Designer at Down2Earth Landscape Design

Hi, I’m Joanne Shaw, proprietor of Down2Earth Landscape Design.  I focus on helping you use plants to design a beautiful garden that reflects your personality, and helps create maximum curb appeal to increase the value of your home.

I work with you to interpret your needs and desires to transform your garden into a beautiful, green living space. Your landscape should fit your lifestyle, and create a usable and functional space that you will enjoy for years to come.

I started out just like you:  I had a garden with challenges, and as I worked in my garden, I realized I had a passion for it and for helping others. I graduated from Ryerson University with a certificate in Landscape Design and have had 15 years’ experience designing gardens in Durham Region, plus a decade in landscape and related businesses, both for my own clientele and with established local nurseries.

I am also the host of Down the Garden Path, my gardening radio show on www.realityradio101.com.  Each Monday evening at 7 pm EST, The show is now a Podcast available on itunes with some past episodes available on my website as well. I offer down-to-earth practical advice for homeowners; discussing all things plants, garden, and landscape design. Check out past episodes on my blog.   I also offer a newsletter that helps you maintain your garden on a regular basis.

At Down2Earth Landscape design, I am  passionate about creating gardens for real people with busy lives, and I focus on working with my clients and trusted contractors to create a great landscape.  I provide a seamless service, confident that your garden or landscape design project will exceed your expectations.  I invite you to view my portfolio and see what my clients say about my service.

I look forward to working with you!

Joanne