Originally from Birmingham in England, Nigel Ruck moved to Australia in 1992 after visiting in 1988 as part of a world trip when he travelled through Europe, the United States, South East Asia, India, Nepal and New Zealand.
Nigel Ruck joined Nine’s Backyard Blitz program as the resident landscaper when it premiered in 2000 and saw friendships blossom over the next seven years on Australia’s favourite garden makeover program.
Nigel enjoyed the total transformation that Backyard Blitz achieved and its different designs and innovative use of plants and materials.
For five consecutive years – 2001-2005, the huge popularity of Backyard Blitz was acknowledged in winning the TV Week Logie for Most Popular Lifestyle Program.
Ruck started landscaping in 1990 and his interest struck when he began work with a lawn mowing contractor. He then began working with landscapers before establishing his own landscaping and design business in Sydney in 1996