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Donald William Burke
(1947-07-16) 16 July 1947 (age 68) New South Wales, Australia
television presenter, producer, author and landscaper
Donald William "Don" BurkeOAM (born 15 July 1947) is an Australiantelevision presenter, television producer, author and horticulturist. He is best known as the longtime host of Burke's Backyard, a lifestyle program produced by his wife's company CTC Productions which ran for 17 years from 1987 to late 2004 on the Nine Network. He was also responsible of for the creation of garden makeover program Backyard Blitz, starring former colleague Jamie Durie and Renovation Rescue
In 2004, Business Review Weekly listed Burke among its top 50 entertainers list, saying he earned an estimate A$7.2 million in 2004.
Burke is a professional Horticulturist and former board member of Landcare Australia Limited and has been active in a number of other public roles. He has been an outspoken critic of numerous environmental advocacy groups. From July 2005 to late 2008, Burke was the Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation, a group that has links to the politically conservative Institute of Public Affairs.