About groundSwell Designs, LLC

We think landscapes are places where life is to be enjoyed, and memories made.​

Do you love nature? groundSwell Designs is a design studio founded on the practice of cultivating the love of nature. Based in Jamestown, RI, the firm is headed by Shawn Mayers, APLD, who has been designing landscapes of all shapes, sizes and functions since 2000.


Shawn completed her graduate design training at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University and the Boston Architectural College.  Her undergraduate degree is from Providence College. Shawn is nationally certified by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). This certification program provides professional recognition to landscape designers based on established standards of excellence.

groundSwell Designs has received accolades for creating beautiful, custom landscapes that connect people to the beauty of nature.   With a thorough knowledge of horticulture and ecological design principles, the firms' primary focus is creating healthy landscapes for clients to live in, love in and have nature love you back.


109 Narragansett Ave. #291

Jamestown, RI 02835


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