About Down2Earth

I started out just like you – with a landscape full of challenges.

But as I worked through them, I realized I had a passion for gardening and for helping others.

Hi, I’m Joanne Shaw, owner of Down2Earth Landscapes Inc.

Since graduating from Ryerson University with a certificate in Landscape Design, I have spent the past 15 years designing landscapes in Durham Region, for my own clientele, established local nurseries and trusted contractors.

I am passionate about creating landscapes and outdoor living spaces for real people with busy lives. At Down2Earth Landscape Design, I focus on helping you design a beautiful outdoor space, one that reflects your personality and helps create maximum curb appeal to increase the value of your home. beautiful, functional space you can enjoy for years to come.

Joanne and Matthew podcasting in studio

Join me and my co- host Matthew Dressing for our weekly podcast, Down the Garden Path. What started as a gardening radio show on www.realityradio101.com has become a weekly podcast now available on your favourite podcast app and on this website. Discover for yourself why Garden Media listed the Down the Garden Path Podcast in their “Best Gardening Podcasts of 2020” list. Join me every Monday evening at 7 pm ET for down-to-earth practical advice for homeowners, where I discuss all things plants, garden, and landscape design. You can catch up on past episodes here, get to know me on Facebook or sign up to my monthly newsletter and get seasonal tips and advice to help you maintain your garden on a regular basis.

Are you ready to spend less time working on your outdoor living space and more time enjoying it? Call me today at 905-903-2597 and let’s work together to make this the year.

I look forward to working with you!



Trusted Contractors

Fortunato’s General Contracting & Landscaping

Matthew Behm Landscaping


Joanne was a warm and incredibly intuitive professional who listened to our dreams of a garden space, and then delivered so very much more. She visited in the coldest part of the winter and throughout the design, planning and ultimately planting phases she was truly in tune with us and our property.

The Lavryssen Family