I have been following Jamie’s work since I became interested in the design of the “outdoor living space”. Jamie is a world renowned multi award winning designer who has pioneered and pushed the outdoor living concept to new levels. What I see in allot of Canada landscapes is that people will try to go for a look that does not reflect their immediate surroundings. When looking at Jamie’s work, there is more want for what you don’t have and even less chance of making this environment sustainable for the our harsh Canadian climate. This is one of the main reasons for liking his work, showing off the unique colors, textures and sculpture art making them all consistent with the climate, and the emediate surroundings of of Australia.
Durie, 39, is founder of Australia-based PATIO Landscape Architecture and Design, author of six design books and a media darling in his native Australia, where he developed the original concept for The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie in 2008. The new half-hour U.S. version, which Durie hosts and co-produces, is a fast-paced garden makeover series that follows Durie and two colleagues (horticulturist Beth Edelstein and carpenter/craftsman Stephen Zimpel) as they re-imagine and transform lackluster backyards for deserving owners.