Native Plant Garden Tour - West Centennial
John Murgel's bold changes have transformed this suburban property in west Centennial. He has piqued the neighborhood's patient curiosity and broadened the awareness and appreciation of ecologically sound methods as the garden delivers more interest every year.
After purchasing the property in June 2016, John's priorities quickly turned to eliminating
difficult-to-maintain turfgrass in the front and re-structuring a backyard pond and surrounding lawn into a xeric rock garden. Taking inspiration from nature in design, most of the gardens are watered only by natural precipitation. John uses both native and non-native plants to evoke a native-esque landscape where pollinators abound.
John Murgel was educated in ecology, evolutionary biology, and horticulture. He has worked at the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Zoo as a horticulturist. He currently serves as the horticulture manager at Denver Zoo.
Come enjoy his garden and learn about his process. Plants lists, raffle and refreshments
provided to registered attendees.
John & Meagan Murgel (View)
Centennial, CO 80122
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