Down 2 Earth was set up by Janice Burley in 2009. 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 has since moved to North Yorkshire, and has developed a garden studio to run gardening courses. 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.

Our Vision

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

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

What we can offer

Garden Design


This can include a detailed plan drawn to scale along with a planting plan, or just a quick sketch outline, and a few suggested plants. The choice is yours...



We usually offer a range of workshops during the year from our lovely garden studio. These including propagating, pruning and garden design. However, these are on hold at the moment due to Coronavirus restrictions.

One-2-One Advice​


Janice will visit your garden and work with you to get you on the right path with your gardening. This is particularly useful if you are new to gardening or planning a new project.



Janice is happy to talk to groups interested in gardening. This year she has talks lined up at Derwent Valley BRIDGE community library, the Network for Enterprising Women in Wykeham, and a local WI. Obviously, some of these are on hold at the moment, due to the coronavirus outbreak. But, please get in touch if you would like Janice to speak to your group at a later date.

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