About Joanne

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.

Joanne Shaw, owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design

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, functional outdoor space, one that reflects your personality and helps create maximum curb appeal to increase the value of your home.

Are you ready to spend less time working on your outdoor living space and more time enjoying it?  Check out my services and let’s work together to make this the year. I look forward to working with you!

 You can also join me for my weekly podcast, Down the Garden Path.

What started as a gardening radio show on www.realityradio101.com has become a weekly podcast is 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.

Subscribe for down-to-earth practical advice for homeowners, where we 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.



Trust your garden to someone who listens, cares and will complete your vision.

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

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