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MEDIA RELEASE: Friday October 16, 2015

Unruly outdoor spaces are transformed into backyard oases in


Premieres Monday, November 2 at 9.30pm on LifeStyle HOME

Design expert and television personality Jamie Durie returns to Australian television with his new US series, OUTBACK NATION, premiering on Monday, November 2 at 9.30pm on LifeStyle HOME.

Overgrown gardens, decaying decks, unkempt pools and more prevent families from enjoying their own backyards. In each one-hour episode of OUTBACK NATION a new family will enlist Jamie’s help to reinvent their outdoor space and turn it into the backyard paradise they have always dreamed of.

Before tackling the transformation with Jamie, each family will immerse themselves in their own “private wilderness,” camping out in their backyard and experiencing the terrain firsthand. From design mishaps to wild animal encounters, the families will be presented with many challenges on the journey to complete their backyard renovation.

Each member of the family will also be assigned their own special project to work on, while Jamie comes up with a secret design project of his own to surprise the family with.

Tapping into the trend of turning backyard spaces into outside living rooms – each family’s outdoor space will go through complete overhauls, from gutting shrubbery to pouring cement for a new patio. Along the way, viewers will learn renovation tips and design elements that could be incorporated into their own outdoor spaces.

Jamie Durie is credited with changing the face of landscape design, and inspiring a whole generation to rediscover their gardens and integrate them into their traditional living spaces.

Author of 11 best-selling books, Jamie has hosted over 50 television shows globally, airing in over 30 countries to millions of viewers. He has won numerous awards for his television work; in the U.S, these include the E.M.A (Environmental Media Award) for Green Home; in Australia, seven TV Week Logie Awards – one for Australia’s most popular talent and six consecutively for Australia’s most popular lifestyle show, Backyard Blitz.