Janice Burley

Down 2 Earth was set up by Janice Burley in 2009. She has designed and planted numerous gardens and run workshops for keen gardeners.

Since moving to North Yorkshire in 2015, she has achieved two Gold Awards and a Silver Award for her show gardens at Harrogate Flower Show.

She has combined work as a garden designer with her other work in the Countryside sector running courses, facilitating events and delivering projects.

Janice developed a love of gardening after buying her first house and garden. To learn more, she studied garden design part-time at a local agricultural college in 2001. After completing the course, she project-managed the re-development of a churchyard garden she designed, and went on to design and plant other gardens in Derbyshire.


Janice later moved to North Yorkshire, and has developed a garden studio to run gardening courses. For workshops in 2021 she is developing a covered outdoor space to comply with Covid requirements.

With twenty years of gardening experience, and design knowledge, Janice likes to share her experience to encourage other people to love their gardens as she does hers.


Janice gardens organically, which is reflected in her courses and also tries to be as environmentally and wildlife-friendly as possible.

What we can offer

We create beautiful gardens, which suit your budget and lifestyle. 

To achieve this we offer a garden design and planting service. We can also offer project management of the hard landscaping if required.

We also aim to encourage, enthuse and develop the skills of gardeners and would-be gardeners via workshops and one-2-one advice.

We are now offering virtual gardening sessions too. There's no need to get your hands mucky and the weather doesn't matter either!

In the garden sign